The Dragon's Head Blog
Ching Ming Festival
The Ching Ming Festival provides an opportunity to honour our family members who came before us. By paying respect to our ancestors, we bring peace and prosperity to future generations.
Ching Ming Festival
The Ching Ming Festival provides an opportunity to honor our family members who came before us. By paying respect to our ancestors, we bring peace and prosperity to future generations.
“Let go and trust”
In March, eighty participants traveled from all over New Zealand to take part in a one-day Retreat hosted by the Wellington branch, which was also a celebration marking 30 years of Taoist TaiChi™ arts for their Branch. A cake-cutting ceremony was held, with bubbles for a toast. Thefestivities continued in the evening with a formal […]
Return to the Center
Recently I took the opportunity to return to the International Center. 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 […]
Goon Yam Festival
The Bodhisattva Goon Yam (Guanyin) inspires us to take to heart her example of compassion. Fung Loy Kok participants from many countries chant to pay respect to Goon Yam and to express our intention to bring peace and harmony to the world.
Lord Lao Festival
Yesterday people of all ages from around the world gather to celebrate the Festival of Lord Lao (Laozi, Lao-Tzu). In coming together to chant for the world and give thanks for the teachings of Taoism, we all benefit from the opportunity it offers to transform ourselves to become better people.
Training in the Taoist Tai Chi® arts gives me physical well-being and a pleasant sense of tranquility. I feel a deep and sweet sense of joy from my practice. ~Louise-Anne
World Mental Health Week
No matter how overwhelming the situation Taoist Tai Chi® practice has given me the tools to cope. I am someone who has suffered depression, anxiety and panic disorders but now Taoist Tai Chi® practice keeps me joyful and I have a good life. ~Kirosa
My Practice is my Medication
I have overcome and transformed anxiety and panic attacks with the best medicine available: Taoist Tai Chi® arts. Long ago, after being diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder, my doctor prescribed medication. After a year of Taoist Tai Chi® practice I was able to stop the medication. My daily practice has allowed me to develop a sense of calm, confidence, […]
Borrowing from the Vault of Goon Yam
On the 26th day of the first lunar month (Feb 16), Goon Yam opened her vault for all to borrow blessings with promise to repay by the end of the year. Visitors to the temple paid their respects and set their intention for a year full of brightness and prosperity!
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.
Lantern festival: a light that brings us together
Last Saturday, we celebrated the Lantern Festival and the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit with an intensive. The group was happy to see each other again, at first unsettled by the fact of practicing together. Then gradually, by focusing on expansion and compression, the group was able to experience the feeling of being […]
Completion of Chinese New Years Celebrations
Wishing prosperity and blessings to all in the Year of the Rabbit!
Preparing for Lantern Festival
Volunteers have been busy at the Fung Loy Kok International Centre hanging beautiful lanterns and blessings.
Winter at the Centre
A beautiful blanket of snow has fallen at the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism International Centre.
Jade Emperor Festival
Today participants gathered virtually to honour the Jade Emperor. The ruler of heaven, the Jade Emperor represents virtue, working for the benefit of all, and just leadership.
Happy Year of the Rabbit
新年快樂 身體健康！ Sharing good wishes near and far for health and harmony in the Year of the Rabbit!
Offering of Thanks to Deities
As we prepare for Chinese New Year, participants gathered together to chant the Ten Thousand Buddhas Sutra to express their gratitude to all the deities for the blessings we have received over the past year.
One night during the recent five-day December retreat at the International Center in Dunedin,Florida, local branches—from Dunedin, Greater Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg—gatheredto do a demo of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, Florida,during their Holiday Lights celebration. The gardens were aglow with more than a milliontwinkling LED lights […]