The International Centre
The International Centre, established in 1984, is devoted to the advancement of Taoist training through its various programs. Located on 100 acres in Mono, Ontario and set in the beautiful landscape of the Niagara Escarpment, the Centre offers large practice halls and temples, as well as rooms and service areas for program participants. The Centre facilities were built after decades of planning and effort on the part of Master Moy Lin-shin and a great number of advisors and dedicated volunteers. They stand as a testimony to the enthusiastic support and generosity of the worldwide community of Fung Loy Kok participants. The Centre operations depend on volunteers and is financially supported by donations. The Centre does not rely on any government assistance.
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30 years of Centre history in personal stories
Storytelling has been a powerful way to transmit both a sense of our history as well as a deeper understanding of the Taoist Tai Chi™ arts in our organization. In keeping with this tradition, we published a booklet primarily composed of stories; the International Centre as viewed through the eyes of people who have had a hand, big or small, in bringing Master Moy Lin Shin’s vision for a Centre for Cultivation to fruition. Some stories reflect a long-time connection to the organisation, while others demonstrate the excitement and freshness of a newer connection.
As we have always worked together to accomplish our goals, these stories work together to reflect back the spirit of this remarkable place as it turns 30.
Download as eBook (epub, 155MB) or View the slideshow version below:
Programs at the Centre
The International Centre conducts a full schedule of programs that offers the participant an opportunity to cultivate the body and the mind. The Taoist Tai Chi™ arts embody our founder Master Moy Lin Shin’s teachings, including Tai Chi, Lok Hup, Chanting, Meditation, Taoist Festivals and Ceremonies, Health Recovery, Hsing-I, Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Sabre. All programs offer training in internal circulation, spiritual practice and human physiology.
The programs are held over a weekend or over a week. The focus is on learning to optimize the forms of these sets of movements in order to maximize the health benefit from the exercise. At the same time the tranquil setting of the Centre and the disciplined and monastic lifestyle observed during the programs helps participants become more detached from their day to day life and concentrate on their personal cultivation.
In the long run, when our personal development is advanced, we become better equipped to help others in their development. The ultimate goal of cultivation should be a selfless one, instead of one of personal achievement. All programs aim to develop the participant’s heart, mind and body. However, some programs will emphasize one of these aspects more than the others.
Participants can register online. If you can not register online, download either the registration form in PDF or the registration form in Word, and submit it to the International Centre. In order to assist you with filling out the registration form, please carefully read the guide to the registration form.