About this Project

The New Dharma Bums is a New Journalism project that seeks to raise public awareness of the health and happiness benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong, as well as to provide information about the Taoist philosophy that underpins these ancient Chinese martial and energy arts. Writer Michael Byrne is on the road in search of the characters who are creating this old-school renaissance, and the big ideas behind them. This blog tracks our meandering course through a national tour. At the end will be an innovative novel that walks back Jack Kerouac’s Dharma Bums. Publishers are welcome to contribute on spec, or contract. I have more details.