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International Centre Orangeville
Return to the Centre
Recently I took the opportunity to return to the International Centre. The main entrance was closed, so a new gate could be constructed. I drove slowly via a path carved through the forest, behind the pond. I welcomed this slower pace as it gave me more solitary time to reflect on the beauty of nature […]
Year of the Rabbit
With the Year of the Rabbit underway, the rabbit can enjoy the bright sun at the International Centre near Orangeville.
First Full Moon of the New Year
The first full moon of the Year of the Rabbit shone brightly at the International Centre near Orangeville.
Preparing for Lantern Festival
Volunteers are busy at the Fung Loy Kok International Centre hanging beautiful lanterns and blessings.
Winter at the International Centre
There is always a path to the temple!
Winter at the Centre
A beautiful blanket of snow has fallen at the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism International Centre.
Season’s Greetings – Joyeuses Fêtes
Season’s Greetings from Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism. Wishing peace and joy to everyone this holiday season. L’Institut de taoïsme Fung Loy Kok vous souhaite de joyeuses Fêtes. Paix et joie à tous!
December Retreat Weekend at the International Centre
Participants from across Canada enjoyed the deep sense of care and connection that came from gathering and working together throughout the December Retreat Weekend at the International Centre near Orangeville.
This morning at the International Centre in Orangeville.
New Gate at International Centre
See the progress on the new traditional gate growing at the entrance to the International Centre near Orangeville in Canada.
Together Again at the International Centre
Participants enjoying the first program at the Fung Loy Kok International Centre since the pandemic!
All Souls Festival 6 – Fruit
Getting ready for the All Souls Festival, volunteers wash fruit and prepare jai vegetarian food as offerings. They also get ready to film the ceremony so participants around the world can join together to chant virtually. À l’approche du Festival de toutes les âmes, des bénévoles lavent […]
All Souls Festival 5 – Ancestors
We all have a relationship with our ancestors. All Souls Festival provides a way to care for & maintain harmony with them, which extends to our lives & communities. At the FLK International Centre the Columbarium, along with the cemetery and Memorial Hall, are permanent places to care for people after they have died. […]
Connecting With Nature at the International Centre Orangeville
The sun rises in the peaceful tranquility at the International Centre near Orangeville. As the day begins, in the warmth of the sun and fresh air, mother nature and the magnificent maple trees in our forest begin sending maple to the “sugar shack.” The first phase of the process begins, storing the maple before […]
Visit to the International Centre
Thirty-five participants from Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst and Bracebridge had a wonderful, warm sunny day out on Wednesday, June 19 at the International Centre near Orangeville. We enjoyed an enlightening Taoist Tai Chi® arts class, that greatly helped us to understand and practice all the fundamental principles of the Don-yu and Tor-yu in the single whip. After […]
CIT Week 2019: Putting our training into action for Awareness Day and the Mother’s Day Banquet
Day 6 of our Taoist Tai Chi®️ arts training involved putting everything we had learned in the previous five days into action. We came together as a family to celebrate Awareness Day and Mother’s Day, enjoying delicious food, delightful music, and greetings from around the world. The planned timing for the day changed when we […]
CIT Week 2019: Reflections
Throughout day 5 of Continuing Instructor Training week, many participants shared their personal experience of the program and how deeply they had been affected by the focus on the feeling of our Taoist Tai Chi® arts, rather than the form. We practiced using our spine as we turned from move to move in Fair Lady […]
CIT Week 2019: Finding balance as we practise together
[rl_gallery id=”13535″] Day 3 of Continuing Instructor Training week began with an opportunity to chant, practising together as a larger group than most participants would experience at our home locations. Finding balance is not just in our physical form. As we work together as a group, chanting also gives us an opportunity to extend our […]
400+ participants gather from around the world for five days of training
Day 1 of Continuing Instructor Training (CIT) week began with 400+ participants and a focus on dropping and expanding in the Tor-yu. As we moved on to explore how to apply this Tor-yu in Parting Wild Horses Mane, it started to snow in true Canadian style. As always, our training in how to take care […]
The Sweetness of Volunteering
A number of us from Collingwood Branch had a fabulous day out on Wednesday March 27 at the International Centre, near Orangeville. We participated in a class with Andrew Hung, who encouraged us to try roundness and softness instead of ‘holding’. After a delicious lunch our new participants enjoyed a tour while the rest […]