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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.  
Immortal Lü Festival

Immortal Lü Festival

Today practitioners of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts from around the world celebrated the Festival of Immortal Lü, who represents the cultivation of Taoist wisdom and the integration of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
Mothers Day – A Day of Appreciation

Mothers Day – A Day of Appreciation

Today for Mother’s Day, Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism offers a virtual rose to all mothers in honour of the heart at the centre of the giving and caring work you do.
World Mental Health Week

World Mental Health Week

No matter how overwhelming the situation Taoist Tai Chi® practice has given me the tools to cope. I am someone who has suffered depression, anxiety and panic disorders but now Taoist Tai Chi® practice keeps me joyful and I have a good life. ~Kirosa
Tin Hau

Tin Hau

Today Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism celebrated the Festival of Tin Hau (Empress of Heaven) with chanting for the world. Tin Hau represents devotion, sincerity, care and protection. She is known for rescuing people in distress, especially those at sea and is particularly venerated in the coastal areas of China and by Chinese communities […]
Earth Day

Earth Day

Wishing for peace in the world this Earth Day 2021. May we find harmony within, with each other and with the cycles of nature and the universe.
National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

Celebrating National Volunteer Week during the pandemic, Taoist Tai Chi® arts participants feel a deep appreciation for their chance to continue contributing positively to the world, even if physically distanced. The rewards of a caring life include a sense of calm purpose and a connection with others.
Building a Fairer Healthier World

Building a Fairer Healthier World

The ancient Chinese believed that true health comes when body, mind and spirit work together in harmony. Taoist Tai Chi® arts grew out of this tradition and are a path of ultimate transformation. Taoist Training is profoundly beneficial for health. Taoist Tai Chi® practice helps the mind be calm and clear yet creative and dynamic, […]
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.
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