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Banquet Hosting at International Workshop in Colchester, England 0

Banquet Hosting at International Workshop in Colchester, England

There were 220 participants from 16 countries in attendance, which made for a cosmopolitian international workshop in Colchester. There are many routes to discovering a stillness in our centre — dan yu, tor yu, chanting, sleeping meditation, and practising hosting a banquet — a delicious lunch with musical entertainment and a moving testimonial.  
International Seniors’ Day Preparations in Great Britain 0

International Seniors’ Day Preparations in Great Britain

What’s happening in Great Britain for International Seniors’ Day? Where can you come and participate in the events that we are organising? On Sunday 01 October, in both Colchester and Edinburgh, we’re having a day of celebration based around the global video link-up at 15:00.   Branches around the country are organising displays and open […]
Fun, Learning, Balance in England 0

Fun, Learning, Balance in England

Over 100 people, including 25 new participants, enjoyed a beginners’ weekend at the European Centre in Colchester. While the weather was unusually hot, the group succeeded in getting all the way through the set. There was also some storytelling about Master Moy and how the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® arts came to Great […]
Chinese New Year Banquet in Colchester, United Kingdom 0

Chinese New Year Banquet in Colchester, United Kingdom

Returning to the origin … participants at the Fung Lok Kok workshop in Colchester prepared and served a delicious Chinese New Year banquet for 150 people, with 20 invited guests. Speakers included Jim Nicholson of the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, and Sir Bob Russell, High Steward of Colchester. Diners enjoyed watching a display of […]
Fung Loy Kok Workshop in Colchester, United Kingdom 0

Fung Loy Kok Workshop in Colchester, United Kingdom

Cultivating stillness …  Taoist saan fa chanting, practiced around a table; Confucian chanting including the Ten Thousand Buddhas sutra, practiced in front of the high shrine; and quiet sitting.  These are just some of the methods of cultivating stillness, under the gentle guidance and encouragement of workshop leaders Sean Dennison and Jim Nicholson.
Festive Party in United Kingdom 0

Festive Party in United Kingdom

The festive season started wonderfully for us in Great Britain with an intensive led by President Crispin Barker, a beautiful meal, crazy quiz and musical entertainment with full-blooded participation, including a rowdy and fun version of Twelve Days of Christmas with each group taking a verse/day and performing actions.  Can you identify any of the days […]
Three Beginner Weekends in Great Britain 0

Three Beginner Weekends in Great Britain

The weekend of 18-19 June saw three beginner weekends occurring, in Cambridge, Colchester and Edinburgh. Over 200 people appeared to learn and practice Taoist Tai Chi® arts in these three locations. In their own words (and pictures)…. Cambridge – A very enjoyable weekend. Friendly instructors and good food. I would recommend to others. [Pete] – What […]
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