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World Interfaith Harmony Week – Diversity 0

World Interfaith Harmony Week – Diversity

Taoism has a tradition of openness to wisdom from diverse sources. Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism observes and integrates the teachings of the three religions of China: Confucianism, Buddhism […]
Harmonizing with Constant Transformation and Change 0

Harmonizing with Constant Transformation and Change

Taoism, and the Northern Dipper Sutra in particular, incorporates the idea of harmonizing with constant transformation and change. These rhythms of life and of our Taoist Tai Chi® practice relate to the cycles of nature. Everything is moving and changing and yet does not need to be chaotic. There is consistency, balance and stability in […]
Northern Dipper Scripture 0

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 […]
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary 0

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Taoist Tai Chi® arts, President of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, John Huang, shares calligraphy that speaks to a solid foundation and a bright future. On December 5 more than 2000 people celebrated together/apart!
50 Years of Taoist Tai Chi® arts! 0

50 Years of Taoist Tai Chi® arts!

  From humble beginnings in Toronto in 1970,  Master Moy’s teachings have spread around the world. Today more than 1000 participants from 26 countries mark 50 years of helping people and serving our communities through Taoist Tai Chi®  arts. Our hearts are full of appreciation as we look forward to the next 50 years!   […]
Lunar Chanting 0

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 […]
Goon Yam Festival 0

Goon Yam Festival

Participants in the Taoist Tai Chi® arts from around the world chanted “together/apart” on Wednesday, November 4 to celebrate Goon Yam (Guanyin), the bodhisattva of compassion. Goon Yam inspires the cultivation of compassion within ourselves. Celebrating her through chanting, our intention is to bring more peace and calm to the world. Fung Loy Kok Institute […]
All Souls Festival – Burning the Offerings 0

All Souls Festival – Burning the Offerings

All Souls Festival ends with the burning of offerings. Bags of paper money were piled high and then burned at D’Arcy Street Temple in Toronto’s Chinatown and at the Three Religions Temple at FLK International Centre, near Orangeville. #allsoulsfestival #taoism #taichi #taoisttaichi #chantingfortheworld #chanting #findingharmony #findingstillness #meditation #togetherapart
All Souls Festival – Caring Intention 0

All Souls Festival – Caring Intention

The last day of All Souls Festival brought together the caring intention of 1000 people chanting for the world and for those who have passed away. Here, a notice is read to the multitude of gathered souls, with a loud clap of symbols!
All Souls Festival – Paper Offerings 0

All Souls Festival – Paper Offerings

Buddhist and Taoist temples around the world hold All Souls Festival during the first half of the 7th lunar month when the gate of the realm of the dead is opened and the souls of the deceased can be blessed and receive offerings. Pictured are paper offerings covered in sutras to help the souls. FLK […]
All Souls Festival – Honouring Those Who’ve Passed 0

All Souls Festival – Honouring Those Who’ve Passed

  All Souls Festival gives the living an opportunity to express filial piety, harmony and dedication by honoring their ancestors, relatives and friends who have passed away. These beautiful paper bags are illustrated with symbols of longevity, balance and comfort in the afterlife. They will hold paper money to be burnt in offering. FLK will hold […]
All Souls Festival – Wisdom of the Sutras 0

All Souls Festival – Wisdom of the Sutras

In Chinese culture All Souls Festival is one of the most important festivals of the year. 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 attachment, entanglements, or conflicts they had during their lifetimes. Many volunteers are […]
All Souls Festival – Incense to Comfort the Souls 0

All Souls Festival – Incense to Comfort the Souls

There is a Chinese saying that “when the dead are at peace, then the living shall prosper.” By honoring and aiding the dead during the All Souls Festival, we hope that Heaven will reduce the suffering in this world and bestow blessings upon us. Incense is offered during All Souls Festival to comfort the souls. […]
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