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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.  
National Program and Banquet in Vancouver, Canada 0

National Program and Banquet in Vancouver, Canada

The Vancouver branch hosted a national program and a “To Your Health” banquet over the weekend of April 29 & 30, 2017. We were honoured to have Marsha Eberhardt, President of Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® share her knowledge and experience with 160 attendees from the Pacific, Western and Central Regions, as well as […]
Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Edmonton, Alberta 1

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Edmonton, Alberta

Many hands made light and beautiful work.   Our branch main location was polished, and draped in red and gold.  Volunteers created centerpieces of origami roosters, roses and tulips.   The upstairs practice space was transformed to a reception and silent auction space for the pre-banquet appie hour mingling.  Drums of the lion dancers called us […]
Chinese New Year Celebration in Brno, Czech Republic 0

Chinese New Year Celebration in Brno, Czech Republic

Although we still do not have a kitchen in our new clubhouse in Brno we decided to organize a Chinese new year banquet here to start this beautiful tradition. People all around the Czech Republic joined us providing great support. Several members’ kids were celebrating as well, helping with the serving of the delivered meal and […]
Colorado Celebrates the Gifts of Chinese New Year 0

Colorado Celebrates the Gifts of Chinese New Year

Master Moy established a lasting legacy in our hearts. He taught us to help one another, work tirelessly and to host one another. When asked to plan fundraisers, intensives and dinners we simply respond, “of course we will do that!” Little by little we have learned so much. We still have much more to learn, […]
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 […]
Portland Celebrates Chinese New Year 0

Portland Celebrates Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year celebration at the Portland branch was enjoyed by over 200 participants and guests.  The evening began with a social hour for mingling, eating hors-d’oeuvres, enjoying live music, trying our luck at choosing from the wall of wine, and bidding on theme baskets and activities such as sail boat rides and hosted […]
Chinese New Year Banquet in Winnipeg, Canada 0

Chinese New Year Banquet in Winnipeg, Canada

The leaflet on the table read “The Year of the Rooster Personality – Active, amusing and popular within a crowd… Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest and loyal.” The room reflected this positive rooster energy as we celebrated. It was alive with laughter, conversation, love and community, and it enveloped us. Almost 100 people […]
Chinese New Year Banquet in Pleasant Hill, California 0

Chinese New Year Banquet in Pleasant Hill, California

Volunteers were chopping, slicing and cooking all week in preparation for the Chinese New Year banquet at the Pleasant Hill Center of the San Francisco Bay area branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA. Over 70 members and guests attended from all over the San Francisco Bay area. With the amount of […]
Chinese New Year Celebration in Canada’s Atlantic Region 0

Chinese New Year Celebration in Canada’s Atlantic Region

A busy weekend at the Atlantic Regional Centre began with a day-long program and culminated with a splendid Chinese New Year banquet. A cocktail hour with wine and hors d’oeuvres was lively, filling the room with laughter and talk as members mingled with guests and invited dignitaries. A couple of talented members entertained us, Maritime style, with songs […]
Days Four and Five of International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands 0

Days Four and Five of International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands

Saturday was the day of celebrating the Chinese New Year! Before the festivities we were focussed on our practise. After working on wave hands like clouds, Marsha explained what the effect of this movement is on the deepest layers of the muscles. These muscles are reached by practising Taoist Tai Chi™. Taoist Tai Chi™ brings […]
Largest Workshop in Victoria, Canada 0

Largest Workshop in Victoria, Canada

The Victoria centre filled with over 160 people, bringing a lively sense of bonhomie as these gatherings do. They were here for a National Workshop and Chinese New Year banquet, and came from all over British Columbia, Canada, with a few from further afield, for exampe, Ontario and even Australia. The workshop was led by […]
Tampa Bay Area Holiday Party in Tampa, Florida 0

Tampa Bay Area Holiday Party in Tampa, Florida

The Tampa Bay, Florida branches came together on December 10th, for their first joint holiday party. Over 170 participants from Dunedin, Brandon, St Petersburg, Temple Terrace and Sarasota met at the historic Centro Asturiano de Tampa, a recently renovated 1902 Spanish social club. In keeping with the Spanish theme, participants were treated to a performance of a trio of flamenco dancers, […]
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