The Warrior's Path to Personal, Global and Universal Harmonization

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Monastic Stages


Newly Received Monastic Members

Theme - Personal Harmonization

Associate of Divinity in Daoism


First Monastic Profession

Theme - Global Harmonization

Master of Divinity in Daoism
Bachelor of Divinity in Daoism


Perpetual Monastic Profession

Theme - Universal Harmonization

Doctorate of Divinity in Daoism


Below is an outline of the Stages of Monastic Formation at Temple of the Empty Fist. 

Skills beyond Perpetual Monastic Profession (Monastery) are taught at the abbatial hierarchy ranks

  • Abbot / Abbess Primate Belt

    The Abbatial Hierarchy ←

    Theme - A Management System Based on Non-Aggression

    Founding Abbot
    Research & Discovery (Puts the organization there; but has no executive power over it)

    Abbot & Abbess Primate International
    (rank belt shown at right)

    Manages Temple of the Empty Fist Worldwide

    Abbot & Abbess President International
    Managers of Empty Fist Federation

    Chief Abbot & Abbess International
    Managers to all Chief Abbots & Abbesses Worldwide

    Abbot & Abbess International
    Managers to all Abbots & Abbesses Worldwide

    Prior & Prioress International
    Managers to all Priors & Prioresses Worldwide

    Note: Temple of the Empty Fist is not a patriarchy

  • Monastery Belt


    Perpetual Monastic Profession
    Duration - Remainder of Lifetime


  • Abbey Belt

    ABBEY ←

    First Monastic Profession
    Duration: Additional Four-Six Consecutive Years

    Four Dragons of Dao-in

  • Novice Belt

    → PRIORY

    Duration - Two Consecutive Years

    Zhan Zhuang
    Shaolin 18 Lohan Skills

  • Temple Karate

    LAITY ←

    Non-Monastic Members
    (Theme - Martial Arts Enlightenment)

    1. Temple Karate / Black Belt Yoga
    2. Master Instructor Course (Optional)
    3. Class of Nonviolence (Priory candidates only)


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