KUNLUN® System

The KUNLUN System reveals the hidden root, giving one the key to awakening within oneself.

Our system facilitates the complete opening of the energy body through meditative and breathing techniques, including the chakras, energy meridians, and three specific energy storage areas called dantiens.

The system is named after the Kunlun Mountains, home of the immortals, where ancient masters taught the great alchemical secrets to their students, resulting in the illumination of the body, mind, and spirit into the living body of light.

I have devoted my life to unraveling the great spiritual truths of the universe through my studies with various masters, past and present, and their chosen systems of awakening. I have sought to understand the underlying principle or root that all these systems have in common. After spending most of my life searching and studying, I eventually created a unique system of awakening, comprised of many of my teachers’ accomplishments, along with my own discoveries. I call this system the KUNLUN System out of respect for all my teachers, their arts, and achievements.

The KUNLUN System is a system of practices offered for those seeking a spiritual path of internal alchemy leading to the truth within. There are various forms of Kunlun martial arts and Taoist qi-gung schools relating to the Kunlun Mountains, and each school has its own unique philosophies and tastes in training the body, mind, and spirit. KUNLUN Name refers to the mountain of the immortals, the place of no more learning, and the root leading to inner expression. 

The KUNLUN System, also known as KUNLUN NEI GUNG System, utilizes a unique magnetic field that prepares and protects the body from an overt or long-standing increase in chi or bio-etheric energy. This system’s chi practice is designed for and balanced by the KUNLUN magnetic (heart) field generated in this system. When other systems are taught, in particular, systems that increase the fire element such as Kundalini or systems that increase the Chi as in Chi Gong without the proper preparation of the connection of all three dantiens in a strong magnetic field produced by the middle dantien or heart, it can potentially lead to biological strain at minimum or neurological dysfunction leading to a breakdown of all biological systems in the body. Therefore, it is imperative the KUNLUN System must be practiced as a complete system. Do not mix with any other system of enlightenment.

The system is named after the Kunlun Mountains, home of the immortals, where ancient masters taught the great alchemical secrets to their students, resulting in the illumination of the body, mind, and spirit into the living body of light. KUNLUN System and KUNLUN NEI GUNG System were created by my efforts and my various Taoist teachers’ efforts that I have come to know through my training and friendships with them throughout my life. It embodies the path of no more learning symbolized by the image of the peak of the mountain also reflecting the top of the head. 

The Kunlun mountains’ image reflects the spirituality and philosophies of my masters’ heart and spirit, instilling within the practitioner how to be self-awakening, self-healing, and self-knowing. My masters all agreed that this name was representative of a system in which the practitioner could awaken themselves through their efforts, a system that would build the practitioner’s character and bring forth a person who could then assist in others’ growth.

**My system is not the same in style, form, or result as my teachers.** This system stresses uniqueness, constant growth, and the empowerment of humanity.

“Your human body is a miracle of the universe with the great mysteries housed within it. You are the universe. You are the essence of living light, slowed down into the physical manifestation of frozen light. When we do our practices, we are speeding ourselves back up into the sacred vibration of truth, even beyond the speed of light, and in the process we remember who and what we truly are and what we came here to do.”

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I would like to express my thanks to the spirit of the great mystery known as Tao for giving me the wonderful chance to live upon this beautiful world. I thank the world of spirit for granting me the unique experiences of meeting many great masters of various mystical traditions. I sincerely thank these great masters who have allowed me to express their life teach-ings through the spiritual system known to many throughout the world as the KUNLUN System. May these simple yet pro-found teachings give those searching for their spiritual roots the gifts to awaken their own spiritual perfection within themselves and help bring the world and all of life into a state of balance and harmony.

Max Christensen

“Dragon and Phoenix meet within the center palace. Stillness is the great awakening.”

Levels of KUNLUN / KUNLUN NEI GUNG System

The first level practices can be learned in the book. Once you have reached a certain level of awakening then you must receive an in-person transmission from someone who has attained their Gold dragon body. Everyone’s awakening is different.

Beginning Level 1

KUNLUN Level 1 is offered in 3 segments: 1A Introductory guide to the KUNLUN System book-online, 1B Practice course-online & 1C in person.

1A: Introductory guide to the book.

In this course, we will help you prioritize which practices to master first, review proper postures and answer all your questions in a live Q & A.

There are beginning and advance level practices in the book we will go over these practices making sure they are done correctly.

This online event is ideal for those who have not attended a seminar with us. Countless students have advanced very far with the book alone and we will share with you how that can be accomplished.

1B: Instruction with practice time as a group.

One Breath: This basic method results in the balancing of the body, mind, and spirit, and bringing calmness to the active mind.

5 Elements: Strengthen the organs, balancing the emotions, and is the physical building block toward spiritual freedom.

I-jong, 3 point healing, Rubbing the Mung point, Nuur practice

1C: Taught in person allowing the greatest benefit for the practitioner.

In our continues effort in keeping the art sacred the below methods are only taught in person. Passed along as they did a long time ago as an oral tradition, in body, no electronic interference, and from a teacher who has Master the art allowing the transfer to take place which can only happen in physical body and from someone who has mastered the practices.

KUNLUN Method: Practicing KUNLUN Method regularly will purify the entire body as the seventy-two thousand nerves called nadis, are toned and cleared by the psychic heat generated. The result is that the nerves can handle much stronger magnetic potentials, which is very important because the further you go with this practice the stronger the internal current becomes.

Red Phoenix One: It is one of the most Ancient Teachings of the Maoshan branch that was once only taught to the head instructor in the monasteries and temples. It is the practice of rapid re-enlightenment, awakening one’s dormant spiritual potential quickly, safely, and without effort.

Laughter Chi Gung: Too fun not to do in a group setting. It assets in release the body-mind allowing the childlike nature to arise. 

Intermediate Level 2

In Kunlun Level 2 You will build on the beginning foundational practices by learning the intermediate techniques of this sacred system.  Based on the individual cultivator, the level 2 practices bring forth unique and meaningful perspectives upon one’s path.

What is the primary purpose of the level two training?

Through Level One training, the practitioner has opened all of the important meridians of bioenergy.  Level One practitioners use this unique energy to awaken the body, mind and spirit to a potential which accumulates in a very high frequency.

In Level 2, practitioners learn to guide this cultivated bioenergy downward throughout the body using both meditative and qi practices.

We must remember that the essence of the physical body is the essence of the mind itself. What we do above, we must also do below to balance the whole being.  This balance allows the practitioner too manifest this unique energy into the world around us.

KUNLUN Level 2 is offered in 2 segments: 2A online & 2B in person. 

These individual courses guide the practitioner in how to continue building a strong foundation, while simultaneously developing deeper levels of their cultivation. This extended training allows for more time to practice as well as more sacred instruction. 

2A: Tree Posture, Moving 5-Elements, & Penetrating Stance.

2B: Red Phoenix Two, Grass Gliding, and Mystical Hands.

Red Sun: With world event Red Sun is not taught at this time or should be practice if you know it.

Advanced Level 3

Golden Flower: Uses the three energy centers to refine the qualities of the body, mind, and spirit alchemically. The Golden Flower is no longer a level 1 practice because you need 1 year or longer to have enough build up energy to refine.

KUNLUN Snake: This method helps to stretch and open the back and to allow the free-flowing of chi throughout the energy meridian of the spine.

Taoist Traveling Hands: For Spirit travel, inner awareness development, and sleep yoga.

Some other techniques you can learn are:  Reverse Breathing, 3-Ones Meditation, Sun Absorbing practice, and Sleep yoga.

Max Christensen

"Perhaps the simplest yet most meaningful teaching that I always stress is the importance of maintaining a simple, child-like, playful nature."

"What I have seen over and over again is that we first become aware that there is something missing in our life, something special and unseen. As we develop our inner sensitivity through various methods, we suddenly become aware that what we see and experience with the five senses is limited, but when a sixth sense starts to slowly develop, there is the awakening, a realization or illumination that we are light beings in physical form, and at this level there is an emanation of light from deep within. It is the spiritual light seen only by sensitive people, when their sky eye opens, not by people with limited openness.

In various traditions throughout the world, this level of illumination is called the indestructible diamond body, the gold dragon body, the red phoenix of the nine palaces, moksha, and the returnable rainbow body – just to name a few reflections of this spiritual attainment. Enlightenment is the culmination of one’s spiritual life on Earth, which can come to one’s soul before death, during the dying process, or even after their life on Earth has finished. As to variations of such matters, there are different levels and forms of enlightenment, again based on the system of awakening. The Taoist way of the diamond body, gold dragon, and red phoenix body are forms of practice leading to the great opening towards enlightenment.”

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As you read this book, the art of the KUNLUN System has spread throughout the world, bringing happiness and blissful awakenings to places where spirituality is needed, by people devoted to helping both themselves and others who are less fortunate or living in inaccessible areas where there are no teachings or teachers. This book is a simple expression of my continued desire to help the world to become a better place for all beings and to bring awakening to all who seek the truth within themselves. I do not proclaim myself a master or a sifu, just a simple man who made a choice to help those seeking a spiritual path.

It is my desire to simply reveal that the true elixir of awakening must come from both the energy of Tao and the merging of the childlike nature of one’s own heart. The simple methods within this book will help you to begin to awaken yourself naturally, without force and without using your seek-ing mind, but through the action of the downward or water path system of self-surrender. This is the essence of Taoist Inter-nal Alchemy. 

About The Founder Max Christensen

Max Christensen, the founder of the KUNLUN® System, has studied various esoteric spiritual traditions throughout most of his life. Through his own personal experiences and traveling around the world learning from various masters of awakening, he developed the KUNLUN® System.

Max began his early spiritual path at the age of six, learning the Taoist ways of health and alchemy, along with traditional shamanic ways of connecting with nature. Later in life, he was exposed to the Nyingma tradition, Hawaiian Peleku and Kanelu tradition of Kauai, the Native American red willow tradition, Mongolian shamanism, Maoshan Taoism, and the Egyptian School of Tet.

Max continues to teach this simple system of self-awakening through classes and seminars to many students throughout the world, reflecting the positive merits of this unique system.

Max has been on public radio interviews abroad, examined by the scientist of Beijing psychic research institute in China on the positive effects of this unique system, and continues to develop a deeper understanding of the great spiritual traditions through his own personal practice of the KUNLUN® System.

“Remember, you are the beginning and the end of the path that you alone choose. Your own mind dictates how you will awaken, where the path will take you, and what you will attain in this lifetime.”

~ Max Christensen

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