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Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

On September 21 participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism chanted 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, while enjoying mooncakes, we wish each other good health and longevity.
International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism wishes peace and harmony to all peoples of the world on this International Day of Peace. En cette Journée internationale de la paix, l’Institut de taoïsme Fung Loy Kok souhaite paix et harmonie à tous les peuples de la Terre.
All Souls Festival 16 – Synopsis

All Souls Festival 16 – Synopsis

Throughout the vast world  May 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 Tao And deliverance will quickly come!     Chant encouraging souls of the departed to let go of […]
All Souls Festival 14 – Cymbals

All Souls Festival 14 – Cymbals

The last day of All Souls Festival brought together the caring intention of a thousand people chanting for the world and for those who have passed away. The ceremony leader reads a notice to the multitude of gathered souls, marked with a loud crash of cymbals!   La dernière journée du Festival de toutes les âmes […]
All Souls Festival 13 – Memorial Altar Offerings

All Souls Festival 13 – Memorial Altar Offerings

In traditional Taoist belief, souls of the dead continue to need care from those in the world of living. Offerings to them include items for daily use such as food, shelter, clothing and money.     Selon les croyances traditionnelles taoïstes, l’âme du défunt continue d’avoir besoin des soins du monde des vivants. Les offrandes […]
All Souls Festival 12 – Incense

All Souls Festival 12 – Incense

There is a Chinese saying that “When the dead are at peace, then the living shall prosper.” By honouring and aiding the dead during the All Souls Festival, we hope to reduce suffering and to bring blessings in the worlds of the living and the dead.  Incense offerings during the All Souls Festival comfort the […]
All Souls Festival 11 – Preparing

All Souls Festival 11 – Preparing

  As we prepare for All Souls Festival we compose ourselves We approach the tasks with respectful intention Carefully, and with reverence we place items on the altar Flowers, fruit, Jai, tea, wine We light incense It is muted, quiet We chant At closing it is joyful.  Can I approach my life with the same respectful intention and  preparation?    Pour nous […]
All Souls Festival 10 – Bringing Peace

All Souls Festival 10 – Bringing Peace

All Souls Festival is a chance to bring peace to the countless souls through the ages who have died in circumstances of great suffering and have no one to care for them.   Le Festival de toutes les âmes est l’occasion d’apporter la paix aux innombrables âmes de ceux décédés dans la souffrance à travers […]
All Souls Festival 9 – Goon Yam, Deity of Compassion

All Souls Festival 9 – Goon Yam, Deity of Compassion

Goon Yam, Deity of Compassion, cares for all. “She seeks out and responds to the cries of the worldMoving her spirit and revealing her compassionHer enlightened virtue towers over allAnd her power is deep beyond measureThe netherworld awakens to receive the gift of deliveranceAll beings come to health and receive the gift of life”   […]
All Souls Festival 8 – Chanting

All Souls Festival 8 – Chanting

All Souls Festival gives souls a chance to listen to the wisdom of the sutras chanted during the days of the festival and become free by resolving any attachments, entanglements, or conflicts they had during their lifetimes.   Le Festival de toutes les âmes donne aux défunts l’occasion d’écouter la sagesse des soutras psalmodiés et de […]
All Souls Festival 7 – Caring

All Souls Festival 7 – Caring

  Caring is at the heart of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism. It was deeply felt on day one of All Souls Festival when a thousand people from 26 countries brought their intention together chanting for the world and for those who have passed away.           L’Institut de taoïsme Fung […]
All Souls Festival 4 – Volunteers

All Souls Festival 4 – Volunteers

At this time of year the temples bustle with activity. Volunteers at D’arcy Street Temple in Toronto prepare for the All Souls Festival. FLK All Souls Festival chanting ceremonies will take place virtually this year.        En cette période de l’année, on s’affaire dans les temples. Des bénévoles préparent le Festival de toutes […]
All Souls Festival 3 – Beautiful Bags

All Souls Festival 3 – Beautiful Bags

All Souls Festival gives the living an opportunity to express filial piety, harmony and dedication by honouring ancestors, relatives and friends who have passed away.  Beautiful paper bags decorated with symbols of longevity, balance and comfort in the afterlife hold paper offerings to be burnt. FLK All Souls Festival chanting ceremonies will take place virtually this […]
All Souls Festival 2 – Offerings

All Souls Festival 2 – Offerings

Buddhist and Taoist temples around the world observe All Souls Festival during the first half of the 7th lunar month when the gates of the realm of the dead are opened and the souls of the deceased can receive offerings.  Paper offerings help the souls.  FLK All Souls Festival chanting ceremonies will take place virtually […]
International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship

With two International Centres in North America and several European Centres, Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism and its affiliates regularly hosted events, in pre-pandemic days, with participants from up to 26 countries around the world in attendance.  Cross border and cross cultural friendships grounded in the training grew organically in these welcoming environments.  With […]
Goon Yam Festival

Goon Yam Festival

Today  participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism from around the world chanted to celebrate and be inspired by Goon Yam (Guanyin), the bodhisattva of compassion. Through chanting together our intention is to bring greater peace and harmony to the world.  
All Souls Festival 1 – Folding Paper Money

All Souls Festival 1 – Folding Paper Money

All Souls Festival is one of the most important times of year in the Taoist calendar. It provides an opportunity for the living to honour those who have passed away. Volunteers prepare paper offerings for the souls of the departed in the Realm of Yin. FLK All Souls Festival chanting ceremonies will take place virtually this […]
Southern Dipper Festival

Southern Dipper Festival

Today we celebrated the Southern Dipper Festival virtually with 1000 people from 26 countries. The Southern Dipper, together with the Northern Dipper, grants longevity. Chanting together expresses our intention to bring health and longevity to all the people of the world.  
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