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Osteoporosis and Taoist Tai Chi® practice

Osteoporosis and Taoist Tai Chi® practice

  I have osteoporosis. I was frightened even to walk and couldn’t live a normal life. Taoist Tai Chi® arts have returned my  sense of self and given me power over my life. This practice helps me balance and stretch, creating a place for the bones to go. Without this practice I would be completely […]
Balance, Identifying Worry, and Listening

Balance, Identifying Worry, and Listening

When I joined the Saturday chanting sessions last May, I was looking to remain connected with   Taoist Tai Chi® arts and our participants. But, with the chanting and discussions that followed, I realized there was so much more. The continued focus on self-practice was a concept I had never considered. I preferred to practice with […]
50 Years of Taoist Tai Chi® arts!

50 Years of Taoist Tai Chi® arts!

  From humble beginnings in Toronto in 1970,  Master Moy’s teachings have spread around the world. Today more than 1000 participants from 26 countries mark 50 years of helping people and serving our communities through Taoist Tai Chi®  arts. Our hearts are full of appreciation as we look forward to the next 50 years!   […]
International Volunteers Day

International Volunteers Day

Celebrating International Volunteers Day, Taoist Tai Chi® arts participants feel deep gratitude for the many opportunities to volunteer, to help others and to contribute positively to the world. With the intention to help, making tea, and even attending meetings are activities on the Taoist path. The rich rewards of a caring life include a sense […]
Volunteering and personal transformation

Volunteering and personal transformation

Volunteering has given me an opportunity to get out of my own head by being able to help others. It is hard to be weighed down by your own thoughts, fears and worries when you are busy helping such a great organization and such wonderful individuals that are the community it represents. The feeling that […]
A New Avenue of Discovery

A New Avenue of Discovery

When classes were suspended in March, little did I know I would be embracing another avenue to develop in my Taoist Tai Chi® practice. I have practiced Taoist Tai Chi® arts for over twenty years, but only chanted occasionally. I always felt awkward and uncomfortable. The invitation to join the first Saturday morning Zoom meeting […]
Getting Stronger

Getting Stronger

I have had a deep and chronic illness for a long time. I remember over the years how my practice helped me to respond to some of the ups and downs of my illness with greater equanimity. And when it didn’t, how my instructors corrected me in my Taoist Tai Chi® practice in a way […]
My World Opens with Taoist Tai Chi® Practice

My World Opens with Taoist Tai Chi® Practice

As we have embarked on self-practice over these past months, I have been practicing  Taoist Tai Chi® arts every day. It has become one of my favourite daily activities. I am a teacher, and before my classes resumed, I was enjoying my practice outside in beautiful settings: under big trees, beside lakes, on a gravel […]
Lunar Chanting

Lunar Chanting

  On the full moon and new moon, the 1st and 15th of each lunar month, 1000 participants from 26 countries chant the Northern Dipper Scripture together/apart. This scripture expresses the interconnection between the external universe (outside ourselves) and the internal universe (inside ourselves), an idea that resonates in the lived experience of many who […]
Lung Cancer and Taoist Tai Chi® Practice

Lung Cancer and Taoist Tai Chi® Practice

  I had surgery because of lung cancer. The muscles, ribs and nerves were all involved and the deep #pain I experienced was indescribable. I was on the highest dose of narcotics and was considering assisted suicide. I began Taoist Tai Chi® arts and, almost unbelievably, the pain went away. I got rid of all […]
Consistency

Consistency

I have been steadily working on posture and voice. I do the chanting on my knees, giving me a straighter spine. Today, doing the long chant, I finally felt more power from the lower dantien and a stronger voice. But the surprise bonus from the chanting was during the standing jongs that I practiced afterward: […]
My Journey in Taoist Tai Chi® Arts

My Journey in Taoist Tai Chi® Arts

I love to run, and have participated in many marathons including a trip up Mount Kilimanjaro and a trek along the Inca Trail. I decided to sign up for Taoist Tai Chi® arts to help me become a better runner. A few years back, I started to experience breathing problems while running. No specialists or […]
Powerful Effects of Chanting

Powerful Effects of Chanting

Taoist Tai Chi® practice helps us gain flexibility, not only physically, but also in our thinking. This has been invaluable for deeply appreciating the silver lining in the unexpected circumstances 2020 brought our way. In the before-times, it often seemed that other obligations would limit time available for my personal practice, and goals such as […]
Self-Practice is Self-Care

Self-Practice is Self-Care

Self-practice has been a struggle for me. My husband spent eight weeks in hospital after February 29th, and passed away in early May. During that time my focus was on him, not myself. I have found the chanting and Zoom meetings invaluable to my mental health. Not only are they very educational, they also make […]
Zoom Meeting Life #134

Zoom Meeting Life #134

Malgré la pandémie les participants de l’Institut de taoïsme Fung Loy Kok, nous nous rencontrons à quelques reprises en visioconférence durant la semaine. Nous échangeons alors sur différents aspects de la tradition taoïste et de notre entraînement. Je réalise qu’avec les mouvements de l’enchaînement l’ensemble occasionne une belle et riche pratique Tai Chi Taoïste® hebdomadaire. […]
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 […]
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