Our history

Our history

Our history

In 1968, a Taoist Monk Master Moy Lin Shin and Mr. Mui Ming To co-founded Fung Loy Kok in Hong Kong. In 1970 Master Moy immigrated to Canada, where he started to teach Taoist Tai Chi™ arts, including Tai Chi, meditation (walking, standing, sitting, sleeping), chanting of scriptures, Taoist alchemy and energy circulation and the cultivation of health. He also taught his students to cultivate their conduct in order to tame their hearts and practise virtue, and took care on a number of occasions to point out the connection between the virtues and the health of the body. His actions exemplified how these virtues can be put into practice.

In 1981, he opened the first Fung Loy Kok high shrine at the Society’s Bathurst Street location in Toronto. In 1984, the International Centre was established in a rural location near Orangeville, Ontario, and quickly became agathering place for practitioners from around the world to study and train in the arts that Master Moy taught.

In 1998, Master Moy passed away, but his legacy continues as his students work to ensure that present and future generations will continue to be able to benefit from what he taught.

In the years leading up to his passing, Master Moy set in motion plans for the Quiet Cultivation Centre to be built on the grounds of the International Centre in Orangeville, Ontario. After several years of hard work, in September of 2007 participants from around the world gathered to celebrate its grand opening. Designated by Master Moy as a centre for the cultivation of body and mind, it includes the Great Hall of the Three Religions, the Hall of the Original Constellations, a Memorial Hall, cemetery and columbarium, and a large practice hall that can also be used for banquets, festivals and events. Its beautiful and natural setting also means it is a peaceful place that has become popular for members of the public to visit.