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Taoist Tai Chi® Practice and Breast Cancer 0

Taoist Tai Chi® Practice and Breast Cancer

Pain Relief: Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Others   I have had breast cancer twice, once before I began my Taoist Tai Chi® practice and once after. The first time I had difficulty with tightness, and range of motion. The second time my practice kept me supple and limber, and I felt strong, vital, alive […]
Reflections on Chanting 0

Reflections on Chanting

Chanting has helped me breathe more deeply and in a more relaxed manner. This has improved circulation, stamina, resulting in a joyful feeling of lightness. Wendy, B.C   Thank you so much for the Saturday morning chanting. It is the highlight of my week! Beyond the physical and mental benefits of the chanting, I appreciate […]
Mastectomy and Taoist Tai Chi® Arts 0

Mastectomy and Taoist Tai Chi® Arts

Pain Relief: Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Others Recovering from a mastectomy, Taoist Tai Chi® arts helped me move! They reduced my pain, calmed my stress, opened my chest which helped with the scar tissue, and built my strength to deal with the challenge. This is not just about your cancer, it is about your […]
#Chanterpourlemonde / #Chantingfortheworld 0

#Chanterpourlemonde / #Chantingfortheworld

#Chanterpourlemonde le samedi matin m’a donné envie d’installer le chanting dans mon quotidien. Je constate que la pratique régulière même courte, améliore la confiance en moi. Et lorsque nous nous retrouvons tous le samedi, c’est un cadeau que je me donne. #Chantingfortheworld on Saturday mornings made me want to make chanting part of my daily […]
Taoist Tai Chi® Arts: A Precious Gift 0

Taoist Tai Chi® Arts: A Precious Gift

I leave home, my husband driving me to the International Centre in Orangeville, for my ongoing stay four to five days per week. I arrive at the Centre, unpack, and settle in, already feeling a sense of peace and stillness envelop me. I help by opening some of the temples and this has a way […]
Fondation / Foundation 0

Fondation / Foundation

La vie pendant le confinement est parfois difficile. Dans les moments de doute la pratique du Tai Chi TaoïsteMD  est réconfortante pour moi, une fondation sur laquelle je peux me soutenir. Life during Covid is sometimes difficult. In moments of doubt Taoist Tai Chi® practice  is comforting to me, a foundation on which I can stand. Christine, […]
Happiness in the Just Doing 0

Happiness in the Just Doing

    I find myself settling into a nice quiet routine.  I have always brought so much effort, energy, intention, whatever into my Taoist Arts® practice — and it wasn’t fulfilling anymore.   This period of isolation has taken me through so many encounters with my inner Self, and I find myself just letting go of […]
Caring for ourselves and others 0

Caring for ourselves and others

To the Senior Leadership of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, thank you for all that you are doing to assist with our individual journeys to a deeper level of Taoist Tai Chi® practice.   In the last several months I have certainly found a deepening of my own practice and a clearer understanding that […]
Ageing with vitality! 0

Ageing with vitality!

Seniors say #taoisttaichi improves their health & enriches their lives. They gain strength, flexibility, & better balance, have more confidence & stamina & are more resilient physically & emotionally. Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism and its affiliates in 26 countries have hosted an International Seniors Day for many years, recognizing the important role of […]
The Value of Discipline in Self-Practice 0

The Value of Discipline in Self-Practice

I initially joined classes in Taoist Tai Chi® arts last Fall because they were offered in the daytime. I was searching for a way to increase my flexibility and stay in the present moment both for health reasons and for spiritual development. I soon enjoyed a connection with the group as we practiced together.  I […]
Feeling the Daily Practice 0

Feeling the Daily Practice

  My daily practice of Taoist Tai Chi® arts started in earnest some years ago with a danyu challenge. I added two sets of 108 movements soon after classes were suspended.  I always tracked the numbers of danyus and sets on my calendar. I know the practice benefits me in so many ways including helping […]
All Souls Festival – Burning the Offerings 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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. […]
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