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Jade Emperor Festival

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.
Offering of Thanks to Deities

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.
Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights

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 […]
Gratefully Turning Away From Worry

Gratefully Turning Away From Worry

New Zealand held its first one-day National Retreat since the pandemic at the Bay of Plenty Branch’s new premises at the Tauranga Racecourse in the middle of October. There was a buzz of excitement as participants from across New Zealand arrived and friends greeted one another face to face for the first time in two […]
Festival of the Lord of the Third Season

Festival of the Lord of the Third Season

Today, participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism gathered to chant the Three Seasons Scripture to commemorate the Festival of the Lord of the Third Season, also known as the Lord of the Water Realm. Chanting offers a way to seek protection and relief from disasters. 
My Self Practice

My Self Practice

I came to FLK and Taoist Tai Chi® arts in June 1991, so just 30 years ago.  The time has gone so fast; I feel like I am still a beginner, and I am still a beginner. During the pandemic I was encouraged to practice on my own.  Little by little I learned to stop trying so hard to do […]
Double Ninth Festival

Double Ninth Festival

On the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism chant the Scripture of Filial Piety to celebrate the Double Ninth Festival. Chanting expresses our intention to pay our respects to our elders and to our ancestors, and our wish for everlasting harmony. 
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