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Goon Yam Festival

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

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. […]
Beginning Sundays: An Intro to the Taoist Tai Chi® Arts

Beginning Sundays: An Intro to the Taoist Tai Chi® Arts

The Toronto East location at Gerrard Street of the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism’s Toronto Branch is experimenting with Beginning Sundays instead of a Beginning weekend. Our introduction to the Taoist Tai Chi® arts started on Sunday, February 23 and ended on Sunday, March 8. We’re also trying out a new format to promote and share […]
Grande Prairie Regional Programme January 25, 2020

Grande Prairie Regional Programme January 25, 2020

Our Participants were instructed to let go of the form and let go of worry. While practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts, we worked on expanding and contracting throughout the day. We were challenged to use spine, use no arms and push our foot into the floor while doing the set. Listening to the instruction, the […]
Central Region Holiday Season Banquet 2019

Central Region Holiday Season Banquet 2019

  The Central Region of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism held our 2019 Holiday Season Banquet at the Dragon Boat Fusion Cuisine Restaurant on December 4th. Over 200 participants and invited guests enjoyed a festive evening of live music, a visit from Santa, and delicious Chinese food. Supportive speeches by dignitaries and FLK officials […]
Holiday Season Banquet: Testimonial & Gratitude

Holiday Season Banquet: Testimonial & Gratitude

Dear International Board of Directors, I would never know I could offer a testimonial speech if I hadn’t been invited to do so. Thank you for the encouragement: it’s good therapy and a healing process for me to share! Before I spoke at the Holiday Banquet, I stepped outside the restaurant to get fresh air and […]
Taoist Tai Chi® Arts at the Toronto Zoomer Show

Taoist Tai Chi® Arts at the Toronto Zoomer Show

Many participants from various Toronto Branch locations attended our Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism booth at the October 26th and 27th Zoomer show. The Zoomer  Show is Canada’s largest consumer and lifestyle expo for women and men 45 years +. Our booth was located in the “Active” section with plenty of space to demonstrate the Taoist […]
Wong Dai Sin Temple & Doors Open Markham

Wong Dai Sin Temple & Doors Open Markham

The Wong Dai Sin Temple at 378 Steeles Avenue East in Thornhill was invited by the City of Markham to be part of Doors Open Markham, an annual event held this year on September 7. We received 565 visitors throughout the day! Experienced volunteers worked diligently to answer questions regarding temple service, displays and the Taoist […]
Calgary Work Bee with Taoist Tai Chi® arts

Calgary Work Bee with Taoist Tai Chi® arts

  Calgary Work Bee with Taoist Tai Chi® arts Early summer was a busy time at Calgary Branch. As a 40th Anniversary project, several participants (and one non-participant!) volunteered to rejuvenate the outdoor trim at our main location. We applied our Taoist Tai Chi® training to the preparation. We did wave hands to wash the […]
Calgary Location participates in the Stampede Prelude

Calgary Location participates in the Stampede Prelude

For the past seven years, Calgary participants have taken Taoist Tai Chi® arts to the street by participating in the Prelude of the Calgary Stampede Parade. This year, a little rain could not dampen the spirits and smiles of forty dedicated participants on July 5th. Donning rain ponchos, we kept ourselves warm by practicing together […]
Ottawa City Hall Demos of the Taoist Tai Chi® Arts

Ottawa City Hall Demos of the Taoist Tai Chi® Arts

Every Wednesday during the month of August, participants from the Ottawa Branch got together in front of City Hall for a lunch-hour demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts, as part of the City of Ottawa summer program. People passing through, nearby office workers and others interested in our practice were introduced to the first […]
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