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All Souls Festival – Burning the Offerings

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

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

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

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

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

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. […]
Chanting for All Souls in Longueuil

Chanting for All Souls in Longueuil

Saturday, August 10, at the Eastern regional center, in Longueuil, we participated in All Souls Festival with a Chanting ceremony. Together we raised our voices in harmony on the steady cadence of the fish to offer comfort and paper money for all hungry souls. Samedi le 10 août, au centre régional de l’Est, à Longueuil, […]
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