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Happy Year of the Rabbit

Happy Year of the Rabbit

新年快樂  身體健康! Happy New Year from Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism! L’Institut de taoïsme Fung Loy Kok vous souhaite ses meilleurs vœux pour la nouvelle année !
Offering of Thanks to Deities /Remercier les déités

Offering of Thanks to Deities /Remercier les déités

As we prepare for Chinese New Year, participants gathered together to chant the Ten Thousand Buddhas Sutra to express their gratitude to all the deities for the blessings we have received over the past year. À l’approche du Nouvel An chinois, les participants se sont rassemblés pour chanter le sutra des Dix mille Bouddhas afin […]
Festival of the Lord of the Third Season

Festival of the Lord of the Third Season

Today, participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism gathered to chant the Three Seasons Scripture to commemorate the Festival of the Lord of the Third Season, also known as the Lord of the Water Realm. Chanting offers a way to seek protection and relief from disasters.  Aujourd’hui, des participants de l’Institut de taoïsme Fung […]
My Self Practice

My Self Practice

I came to FLK and Taoist Tai Chi® arts in June 1991, so just 30 years ago.  The time has gone so fast; I feel like I am still a beginner, and I am still a beginner. During the pandemic I was encouraged to practice on my own.  Little by little I learned to stop […]
Polishing the Jade

Polishing the Jade

Listening to our weekly discussions has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be balanced, consistent, and to let go. Doing things with heart, having patience, and self-reflection have opened my eyes to look deeper to appreciate their possible meanings and importance. The tools that are helping me in my physical and […]
Goon Yam Festival/ Festival Goon Yam

Goon Yam Festival/ Festival Goon Yam

The Bodhisattva Goon Yam (Guanyin) inspires us to take to heart her example of compassion. Today more than 150 Fung Loy Kok participants from many countries chanted to pay respect to Goon Yam and to express our intention to bring peace and harmony to the world.   Le bodhisattva Goon Yam (Guanyin) nous inspire à prendre […]
Double Ninth Festival/ Festival du double neuf

Double Ninth Festival/ Festival du double neuf

On the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism chant the Scripture of Filial Piety to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival. Chanting expresses our intention to pay our respects to our elders and to our ancestors, and our wish for everlasting harmony.  Le neuvième jour du neuvième […]
Change

Change

  When I started Taoist Tai Chi® practice, there were many things that I had a hard time doing physically without pain; getting dressed, putting my socks on, sitting, getting up, taking long walks … These seemingly small movements affected the quality of my life and even my attitude towards life. I never thought Taoist […]
Wong Dai Sin Festival / Le festival de Wong Dai Sin

Wong Dai Sin Festival / Le festival de Wong Dai Sin

Participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism around the world chant to celebrate the festival of Wong Dai Sin. He was a simple shepherd who displayed great virtue and is said to have cultivated immortality by practising the Taoist Arts. His story tells us that with a good heart anyone can cultivate themselves through […]
Mid-Autumn Festival / Le Festival de la Mi-Automne

Mid-Autumn Festival / Le Festival de la Mi-Automne

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism participants from around the world chant in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The autumn moon is a time when families and friends come together to appreciate what we received over the past year. Together we wish everyone good health and longevity.  Partout dans le monde, les participants de l’Institut […]
All Souls Festival Reflection

All Souls Festival Reflection

During the All Souls Festival I saw respect and caring for the souls who have passed over and the love and caring that was given through the acts of chanting and the many pledges.  Seeing the altars carefully prepared was beautifully sacred and inspired me to set up my own altar in my home.  This […]
Approfondir le sens du Festival de toutes les âmes

Approfondir le sens du Festival de toutes les âmes

  [English follows] Au cours de mes nombreuses années de pratique du les arts Tai Chi Taoïste®, je n’avais pas développé d’intérêt pour ce festival. N’ayant pas de croyances religieuses, je ne voyais pas de sens pour moi de participer au festival ou de demander une plaque commémorative temporaire.  J’ai été présente à Orangeville à  […]
All Souls Festival – Reflections

All Souls Festival – Reflections

  Many participants have reflected on their experiences during the recent All Souls Festival celebrations. Below are some of the comments received on Facebook.   I feel the All Souls Festival is a time of special connection for us with our ancestors and ALL souls. And feeling it so strongly now, that the connection carries […]
All Souls Festival Conclusion

All Souls Festival Conclusion

Throughout the vast worldMay there be no anxiety and no hindrance.The cycles of death and life go on;What else could there be?If you go when you must go,How could you not be at ease?Turn your mind to the TaoAnd deliverance will quickly come! Chant encouraging souls of the departed to let go of attachments and […]
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