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Harmony

Harmony

We all have a relationship with our ancestors. All Souls Festival provides a way to care for and maintain harmony with them. This harmony then permeates our lives and our communities.  The Columbarium, the cemetery and the Memorial Hall at the Fung Loy Kok International Centre are each dedicated to caring for the souls of […]
Preparing for All Souls Festival

Preparing for All Souls Festival

As we prepare for All Souls Festival we compose ourselvesWe approach the tasks with respectful intentionCarefully, and with reverence we place items on the altarFlowers, fruit, Jai, tea, wineWe light incenseIt is muted, quiet. There is a palpable sense of connection.We chantAt closing it is joyful Can I approach my life with the same respectful […]
Beautiful Bags

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.   Le Festival de toutes les âmes donne aux vivants l’occasion […]
Volunteers

Volunteers

 At this time of year the temples bustle with activity. Volunteers at D’Arcy Street and the Fung Loy Kok International Centre prepare for the All Souls Festival. They wash fruit, prepare jai vegetarian food as offerings and fill bags with paper offerings.     À cette époque de l’année, les temples bourdonnent d’activité. Les bénévoles […]
Care Offerings

Care Offerings

In traditional Taoist belief, souls of the dead continue to need care from those in the world of the living. Offerings to them include items for daily use such as food, shelter, clothing and money. Selon les croyances traditionnelles taoïstes, l’âme du défunt continue d’avoir besoin des soins du monde des vivants. Les offrandes qui […]
Wong Ling Goon Festival

Wong Ling Goon Festival

As a powerful deity, Wong Ling Goon used the teachings to transform himself so that his strength would protect the path of Taoism. Today Fung Loy Kok participants from around the world chanted to celebrate Wong Ling Goon, the Guardian of the Tao.  Wong Ling Goon, une puissante déité, a appliqué les enseignements pour se […]
Paper Offerings

Paper 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.            Dans les temples bouddhistes et […]
Paper Money

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.   Dans le calendrier taoïste, le Festival de toutes les […]
Goon Yam Festival

Goon Yam Festival

Today Fung Loy Kok participants 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.   Aujourd’hui, des participants du Fung Loy Kok de partout dans le monde ont chanté pour célébrer Goon […]
Self Practice

Self Practice

I have gained a deeper understanding of the organization and Master Moy’s teachings after attending the virtual sessions for the last two years. A simple message has guided us: self practice. Although the message is simple, to carry it out requires diligent practice. When I first started to practice on my own, it was hard […]
The Journey

The Journey

In the early fall I noticed a delicate pink lily was peeking out of a potentilla bush. I realized that the lily had embarked on a difficult journey to reach the light,  persevering through dense foliage. With commitment and time, it succeeded.  That lily prompted me to reflect on my own journey on the path […]
La Clé / The Key

La Clé / The Key

Être pris dans un bouchon de circulation, être témoin d’une conversation animée, attendre longtemps dans une file sont des exemples de situations qui m’ont longtemps exaspéré. Maintenant je profite plutôt de ces opportunités pour cultiver ma compassion, ma patience, et ma sensibilité. J’apprends à rester attentif à mes réactions et à celles des autres. J’apprécie […]
Family

Family

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism™ means family to me. Meeting with such a large family every week for the last two years has kept me at ease on these difficult days. This strong bond has a big impact on my feeling of well-being. – Kadriye
 Improving Confidence

 Improving Confidence

Practice of Master Moy’s teachings helps me in so many ways. One way is that I have become more confident in myself. My confidence has increased a great deal over the past 2 years. By listening to the stories and teachings from the directors, I have come to realize that ego can work in both […]
Southern Dipper Festival

Southern Dipper Festival

Today we celebrate the Southern Dipper Festival. 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.  The Southern Dipper is associated with the God of Longevity, pictured here at our International Centre in Canada.  Aujourd’hui, nous célébrons […]
Passages

Passages

La pratique des arts Tai Chi Taoïste® m’aide à dissoudre les barrages mentaux et émotifs que j’ai construits en moi-même au fil des ans. Ils s’effacent peu à peu. Les mouvements de fondation assouplissent mon corps et mon état d’esprit. Il y a cinq ans, quand j’ai commencé l’entraînement, je pensais être une personne timide. Aujourd’hui, […]
Patience

Patience

À pratiquer les multiples arts internes Tai Chi TaoïsteMD, j’ai appris qu’il me fallait être patiente, que les choses arrivent quand c’est le temps. Ça ne sert à rien de les forcer. Les frustrations et les inquiétudes surviennent justement quand je veux trop, quand je veux que ça aille vite et à ma manière. Il […]
Immortal Lü Festival

Immortal Lü Festival

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism is celebrating the Festival of Immortal Lü with people from around the world chanting together. Immortal Lü represents the cultivation of Taoist wisdom and the integration of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.    L’Institut de taoïsme Fung Loy Kok rassemble des personnes de partout dans le monde pour chanter ensemble […]
Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mothers Day Bonne fête des mères母親節快樂 In all that we do, we cherish our parentsChérir nos parents est au coeur de la vie百行孝為先   See and like the post on Facebook
Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Sometimes when working on a problem I start to go in circles. If I take time out to do my Taoist Tai Chi® practice, my mind clears, my focus is sharper and I discover solutions for the problem. ~Marlene
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