The Dragon's Head Blog
The Power of Softness
A 7-day Taoist Retreat in the European Centre helped us see a way to live our lives more peacefully, developing healthier habits through daily practise; not rushing, not worrying, but taking the time to be soft, feel the inside, balance and improve step by step. We were helped to see the importance of a strong […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Season’s Greetings from Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism. Wishing peace and joy to everyone this holiday season.
Exploring the feeling inside – in person
We embarked on a seven day journey of discovery, exploring working from the inside with the feeling. We were encouraged and reminded to enjoy the move, and that it was not about the external form. With just a few of the instructions delivered in a gentle way that helped us to let go of the […]
December Retreat Weekend at the International Centre
Participants from across Canada enjoyed the deep sense of care and connection that came from gathering and working together throughout the December Retreat Weekend at the International Centre near Orangeville.
Improving Lives in the Netherlands
What do we mean when we say the benefits of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts go beyond the 108 movements of the Taoist Tai Chi® set? The story of our [...]
New Gate at the International Center
See the progress on the new traditional gate growing at the entrance to the International Centre near Orangeville in Canada.
Together Again at the International Center
Participants enjoying the first program at the Fung Loy Kok International Centre since the pandemic!
First Taoist Tai Chi™ retreats in Europe since the pandemic
First Taoist Tai Chi™ retreats in Europe since the pandemic A sequence of Taoist Tai Chi™ retreats were held in the Southern European Center in Madrid. Participants from all over Europe gathered together and shared Mr Moy’s teachings about the Tao. The hall was alive with the vibrant joy of meeting old and new friends […]
Lions Restored at the International Center Florida
Steve Spathelf, Dunedin’s famous orange artist, returns to the International Center Florida to undertake the restoration of the resident lions. These lions started their life as guardians at the entrance of the International Centre at Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, but after many severe winters they were relocated to sunny Florida. Now they await the opportunity to greet […]
Keeping the Light
The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA supports the Dunedin FL Chamber of Commerce celebration of “keeping the light“ to lead a positive path through COVID19. Purchasing white paper lanterns for us to decorate helped support a Community Responders project. Thanks to our creative decorator! A nice way to support our community.
First European Retreat of the 50th Anniversary Year
Over a hundred participants came together for the International Retreat in Colchester, UK, the first such event in Europe in this year of celebrating 50 years since Master Moy Lin Shin began teaching us Taoist Tai ChiTM arts. Working from the spine, everyone took the time to engage the coiling, the expansion, and the contraction. […]
67 participants and volunteers work together International Taoist Retreat in the Netherlands
It was wonderful to discover how it feels to put our minds into our spines, there seems to be always more. Meanwhile, volunteers in the Centre helped to run everything smoothly, making sure there was food and all kinds of things that were needed. Adding to the full experience, we enjoyed some chanting in the morning and practiced lok hup in the evening. Now we have our ‘homework’, and we will be sure to come back for more opportunities to meet and practice together. We are very grateful that we can practice these internal arts to improve our health. “Today was a great moment for me. I have a very stiff back and balance problems due to polio […]
CIT Week – January 2020
Participants’ thoughts during the Retreat! “My fatigue allowed me to work more deeply, letting go. I was feeling much more energized. I have a new appreciation.” – Southern Interior, Pacific Region, Canada “I am feeling it working very deeply in mind and body.” – North Conway, New Hampshire, USA “CIT Week was amazing! Never have […]
Another Connection for the International Center Florida with the City of Dunedin Community
Along with Dunedin’s rich Scottish History, we have a history of oranges, orange groves, and citrus packing. From the early 1880’s until the early 1950’s, when the oranges were packed, beautifully designed labels were made to go on each side of the fruit crates. Dunedin resident and artist Steven Spathelf has admired, collected and has been […]
Happy Christmas activity
On Sunday 15 December 2019, the Netherlands Seniors’ Committee invited Belgian members and Dutch participants for an intensive, a delicious Christmas lunch and a fun(d)raising activity in Helmond. The Belgian members even rented a coach for this occassion because so many wanted to go. The fun(d)raising activity was ‘Bingo’, a typical seniors game with balls […]