Daoist Lake

Self-Mastery for a Sovereign Life

"With the correct method and with deep intent there is no area of one's life that cannot be transformed into a reservoir of endless spiritual nourishment."

- Sifu Kelly Ryan Lake D.M.Q., M.T.C.M., L.Ac

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My Expertise

Warrior - Healer - Mystic

Chinese Internal Martial Arts

Having learned both western and eastern styles of fitness, health, and combat, Sifu Lake specializes in modernizing the classical arts for the modern day without any neglect to internal development.

Sifu Lake teaches Internal Martial Art classes in the Santa Cruz area with plans to offer his curriculum online.

Medical Qigong Therapy

Having graduated with a Doctorate of Medical Qigong Therapy under the tutelage of Prof. Jerry Alan Johnson and with a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, Kelly Ryan Lake works exclusively with entrepreneurs to reverse burnout, stabilize a baseline efficiency, and then surpass it to achieve the phenomenal.

Spiritual Alchemy

Kelly Ryan Lake is the Founder and Abbot of the Temple of Original Thunder in Aptos, CA. Although the training is primarily based on the Zhengyi Daoist Tradition, Abbot Lake draws heavily on the spiritual efforts of all humanity, and especially those of esoteric Buddhist traditions, to teach and facilitate the awakening of his students to their essence self.

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Medical Qigong Therapy - Internal Martial Arts - Daoist Mysticism

About Me

Sifu Kelly Ryan Lake D.M.Q., M.T.C.M., L.Ac


Kelly Ryan Lake is 65th generation Daoist Priest of the Tianshi sect of Zhengyi Daoism and a 81st generation priest of the Shangqing (Maoshan) Tradition of Daoism, Doctor of Medical Qigong Therapy (China), Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California, and Sifu of Baguazhang and Yang style Taijiquan under Professor Jerry Alan Johnson.

Kelly Ryan Lake is the founder and head abbot of the Temple of Original Thunder, a Daoist Academy that offers instruction locally and online to those seeking to learn Internal Martial Arts, Medical Qigong Therapy, and Esoteric Spiritual Alchemy and Ritual Practice.


As a successful Acupuncturist, Doctor of Medical Qigong Therapy (China), and Spiritual Counselor, Kelly Ryan Lake works exclusively with entrepreneurs to reverse burnout, stabilize a baseline efficiency, and then surpass it to achieve the phenomenal.

Abbot Lake currently teaches in the Bay Area, Santa Cruz County, and Monterey Peninsula as well as globally through his successful online education model.

A System of Mastery that Produces Results

"There is nothing in life that cannot be enriched by more energy, awareness, and conscious choosing."

My training, experience, and unique approach will provide the essentials necessary for any growth-oriented person to overcome obstacles and achieve your vision of success. This training has previously been exclusive to martial artists, healers, monks, mystics and priests, but in teaching others these empowering methods I have found that the results of daily practice can benefit all people, regardless of their passion and craft. There is nothing in life that cannot be enriched with more energy, awareness, and conscious choosing. My goal is to offer myself as a mentor to help you open the gift of your life, and discover yourself unbound.

Visit our Daoist Academy at the Temple of the Original Thunder!

The Temple of the Original Thunder (Yuan Lei Gong - 原雷宫) is dedicated to producing highly proficient practitioners of the Daoist Arts through the practice of Martial Arts, Medical Qigong Therapy, and Esoteric Daoist Mysticism taught locally and online.

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