Mantak Chia (born 1944) is an author, teacher and self-described healer. He is the founder of the Universal Tao as well as International Healing Tao. He is known for his books and teachings on Taoism, qigong and Taoist sexuality. Mantak Chia is a controversial figure in Taoism, alternately praised for public disclosure of long-held secrets and condemned for idiosyncrasies such as giving undue weight to sexual practices and lore. His wife Maneewan Chia is the co-author of many of his books.