Grand Master You XuanDe,14th Generation and Spiritual Master of Wudang Pai Taoist School, Abbot of the Nan Wudang Monastery, President of the International Wudang Pai Association and Supervisor of Feng Shui Studies (Chinese architecture) in Hong Kong.
Previously Abbot of the Jin Dian Temple ("The Golden Temple") in Wudang, cradle of Taoism.
Every summer, hundreds of children coming from all regions, travel to the Nan Wudang Temple, with a pure and sincere heart. They spend two months away from their parents and videogames to dive into Taoism through Chinese martial arts, Chinese music and Guqin (a traditional Chinese musical instrument), readings of the Dao De Jing and volounteering.
This experience leads them to get to know themselves, nature; and to respect their own Country and all beings.
On 24th July 2015, Grand Master You XuanDe was received in Campidoglio (Rome's city Hall) by Paolo Masini, City Council Member for Sports and Interreligious Dialogue; on that same day he was also greeted in Vatican City by two Vatican Officials for Interreligious Dialogue, Rev. Fr. Michael Weninger and Rev. Fr. Santiago Michael.
On November 25th 2015, the opening Ceremony of the Italian Taoist Association took place.
Grand Master You XuanDe has also been nominated "The most influential Taiji Master" for spreading the teachings of "taiji" all over the world; his disciples coming from over 62 Countries.
For his great contribution to Wudang and martial arts he was recognized as the " Master of Wudang Wushu of Intangible cultural Heritage" (ICH).
On November 1st 2015, Grand Master You XuanDe took part in an international meeting entitled "Different styles of Taiji Quan but the same Family", attended by Masters representing all Taiji Quan styles.
On this occasion he visited Qiyuan Shan, one of the most famous Taoist mountains, where Grand Master Zhang Sanfeng’s Temple and Tomb are located. It is the place where Grand Master Zhang Sanfeng became Immortal and ascended to the sky.
The "Tientai Shan" (or Wangmu Shan) is situated in the North of China: it's the Temple dedicated to Wangmu, Supeme Taoist Deity. Emperor Hanwu of the Han Dinasty visited this mountain to worship the Suprem Goddess Wangmu.
Grand Master You Xuande went in Rome (Italy) from 16th to 19th of september 2016.
(News) To respond to the initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) about the “Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage”, Hubei provincial government has granted an important recognition to South Wudang the headquarters - “Intangible Cultural Heritage of China (Wudang Esoteric Impartation of Internal Martial Arts)”. That means our Wudang internal martial arts have been recognized as one of the intangible cultural heritages of China. Another good news is GM You Xuande and his three important disciples Zhou Lican, You Lizong and You Xiaolong were also qualified to be granted as the ‘Official Inheritor’.
In order to safeguard this cultural heritage, South Wudang the headquarters was approved by the government to be the convention base of Wudang martial arts. On 2nd June 2017, Mr.Huang, officer of the local cultural bureau and Grandmaster You Xuande presided over the ceremony of putting up the signboard of ‘Official Protection Base of Inheritor of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China (Wudang Esoteric Impartation of Internal Martial Arts). GM You Xuande, the leader of the 14th generation of Wudang Pai, devotes all his time to the education of Wudang internal martial arts and Taoist cultures.
In September 2017, Founding president and honorary lifetime president of European Taoist Association,in Sardinia .
In April 2018, Grand Master You Xuande has been at Opening Ceremony of Union Taoist of Spain with You Qing,16 generation Wudang Pai.
In November 2019, Grand Master You XuanDe has been at the Opening Ceremony of Union Taoist of France.