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Ching Ming Festival

Ching Ming Festival

Ching Ming means clear and bright. It is a day to pay respect to our family ancestors, to  value where we have come from and to keep harmony with all who came before us. Today Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism participants from around the world chanted the Scripture of Filial Piety, a classic Confucian […]
Goon Yam Festival

Goon Yam Festival

Today Taoist Tai Chi® participants around the world chanted to celebrate Goon Yam (Guanyin), the bodhisattva of compassion. Goon Yam inspires the cultivation of compassion and celebrating her through chanting, our intention is to bring more peace and harmony to the world. 
Festival of Lord Lao

Festival of Lord Lao

Today Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism celebrated the Festival of Lord Lao with more than 1000 participants chanting via Zoom. Lord Lao (Laozi, Lao-Tzu) is best known as the author of the Daode Jing, foundational text of Taoist thought. We chanted for the world and gave thanks for the teachings of Taoism.
Northern Dipper Scripture

Northern Dipper Scripture

The Northern Dipper Scripture is an ancient text chanted for the health and longevity of the living, to increase blessings and to disperse disasters. It is especially helpful for occasions such as birthdays and is chanted on the full and new moon. Much of it is a message from Lord Lao (Laozi, Lao-Tzu) to the […]
Lunar Chanting

Lunar Chanting

  On the full moon and new moon, the 1st and 15th of each lunar month, 1000 participants from 26 countries chant the Northern Dipper Scripture together/apart. This scripture expresses the interconnection between the external universe (outside ourselves) and the internal universe (inside ourselves), an idea that resonates in the lived experience of many who […]
Powerful Effects of Chanting

Powerful Effects of Chanting

Taoist Tai Chi® practice helps us gain flexibility, not only physically, but also in our thinking. This has been invaluable for deeply appreciating the silver lining in the unexpected circumstances 2020 brought our way. In the before-times, it often seemed that other obligations would limit time available for my personal practice, and goals such as […]
Chanting helps with deep pain.

Chanting helps with deep pain.

After my brother’s death by suicide 2 years ago, I experienced severe stabbing, catching pain in my heart and lung areas of my chest. I put it down to grief, but my doctor wanted me to have an ECG. It came back indicating some blockage in my heart arteries. I was hospitalized and underwent a […]
Chanting and staying connected.

Chanting and staying connected.

When I lost my job due to COVID 19, I felt quite isolated.  I was living far from home in Thunder Bay Ontario, and hadn’t seen Fung Loy Kok friends in months.  I was so grateful when the Directors began holding regular chanting sessions every weekend, and quickly felt a part of the community again.  The […]
Reflections on Chanting

Reflections on Chanting

Chanting has helped me breathe more deeply and in a more relaxed manner. This has improved circulation, stamina, resulting in a joyful feeling of lightness. Wendy, B.C   Thank you so much for the Saturday morning chanting. It is the highlight of my week! Beyond the physical and mental benefits of the chanting, I appreciate […]
Reflections On Chanting

Reflections On Chanting

Chaque semaine, j’attends le samedi matin avec impatience afin de participer aux sessions de chanting. C’est très inspirant de me sentir connectée avec le monde et, tandis que je chante, je me sens aussi connectée avec moi-même. Le chanting, et les conversations qui suivent, m’ont libéré l’esprit et m’ont donné la confiance dont j’avais besoin, […]
Reflections on Chanting

Reflections on Chanting

Chanting has been an important part of my Taoist Tai Chi® practice and so I was glad to join the Saturday sessions as we chant for the world. At first, I was very much aware of hearing my own voice superimposed over the voices of the leaders and this seemed a distraction to me, but […]
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