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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 […]
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, […]
Taoist Tai Chi® Arts on the Beach

Taoist Tai Chi® Arts on the Beach

On July 19th, the Wasaga Beach location hosted a Collingwood Branch class at the beach as part of the provincial “Healthy Parks Healthy People” 2019 initiative. It was a fiercely hot and humid day, with dark black stormy clouds threatening to the west.  In the heat, we did a set on the beach and then […]
Outdoor Demo by the Ottawa Branch

Outdoor Demo by the Ottawa Branch

On Saturday, July 13, participants of the Ottawa Branch held a demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts at Canadensis: The Garden of Canada. This botanical garden is in the early stages of development but destined to become a key tourist attraction in Canada’s Capital Region. Although rain had been forecast, we awoke to brilliant sunshine […]
Niagara Branch Outdoor Demo

Niagara Branch Outdoor Demo

At Rennie Park in St. Catharines, Niagara Branch participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism shared information about our organization, demonstrated some moves and encouraged young and old, and tall and small to give Taoist Tai Chi® arts a try. It was a beautiful day and an excellent way to celebrate Canada day.
Windsor Branch 30th Anniversary Social Celebration

Windsor Branch 30th Anniversary Social Celebration

  On June 22, 2019, participants, family and friends from Windsor, Detroit, Toledo and Sarnia came together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Taoist Tai Chi® arts at the Windsor branch. There were presentations about the history of the organization, Mr. Moy Lin Shin, and the past, present and future goals of this branch. Everyone […]
Oshawa Mayor Proclaims Taoist Tai Chi® Day

Oshawa Mayor Proclaims Taoist Tai Chi® Day

Mayor Dan Carter proclaimed Tuesday, June 25th to be Taoist Tai Chi® Day in Oshawa.   Durham chapter members offered a demonstration on the City Hall plaza, then attended the north lawn to witness and receive the Proclamation. Mayor Dan  gamely joined in to try his hand at a few moves in the Tai Chi […]
Etobicoke Strawberry Social

Etobicoke Strawberry Social

On Monday, June 22, the Etobicoke location once again organized our annual Strawberry Social.  The day started out dark and cloudy and looking like rain.  This did not phase us a bit.  We’ve organized these parties before and had even more interesting weather, and it never gets in our way. Our class was a bit […]
Visit to the International Centre

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 […]
Doors Open at the Ottawa Branch Centre

Doors Open at the Ottawa Branch Centre

On June 1, the Ottawa Branch Centre was pleased to participate in Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that is the second-largest in Canada, and one of the largest in the world! While regular classes took place, visitors interested in the Taoist Tai Chi® arts watched participants do the Tai Chi set with […]
Beginning Weekend in Victoria, June 1 – 2, 2019

Beginning Weekend in Victoria, June 1 – 2, 2019

[rl_gallery id="13698"] Participants and volunteer instructors gathered on Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd, 2019 for a Beginning Weekend in Taoist Tai Chi® arts. These two-day programs introduce students to our 108 move set. All were encouraged to do their best to find balance and just follow along by watching the many instructors, wearing […]
Spring Yard Cleanup at Cooksville

Spring Yard Cleanup at Cooksville

In the spirit of helping hands, the Saturday morning Taoist Tai Chi® arts class at Cooksville United Church in Mississauga donned gardening gloves, grabbed rakes and clippers, and joined the church members in their annual spring yard cleanup. Those of you who have attended Intensives at Cooksville know the beauty of the grounds surrounding the […]
Opening of New Permanent Location in Quebec City

Opening of New Permanent Location in Quebec City

—Déroulez plus bas pour la version française— Nearly 100 people responded to our invitation to an Open House and enjoyed ongoing demonstrations of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts. They even tried a few moves of the set during our free classes. This newly-opened location is in Les Rivières at 35 Beaucage Street, Québec City. Everyone had a chance […]
CIT Week 2019: Putting our training into action for Awareness Day and the Mother’s Day Banquet

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

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: So much more to our <b><i>Taoist Tai Chi®</i></b> arts…

CIT Week 2019: So much more to our Taoist Tai Chi® arts…

On Day 2 of Continuing Instructor Training Week 2019, participants began to find more focus and depth, getting a sense that there is so much more to discover beneath the surface. The initial perception of the physical form gives way to the realization that every aspect of the Society is an opportunity for training.    […]
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