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Lantern Festival
Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is a joyous time when families celebrate the beginning of the year and when the Lord of the Heavenly realm bestows blessings and longevity. It is a time when we set a positive direction for ourselves and our communities. The lantern light, the chanting and the blessings represent our intention for peace and healing.  […]
Lantern Festival – International Centre

Lantern Festival – International Centre

Recently we were asked, “how can we take better care of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts?”   This year, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, there are opportunities to reflect on the uniqueness of our teachings. The International Centre in Canada, in the winter, offered a ‘quiet’ that seems harder to find in the bustle of everyday […]
A Joyous Lantern Festival

A Joyous Lantern Festival

Volunteers and staff prepared for the joyous Lantern Festival for days and weeks beforehand. The kitchen was busy into the night on Thursday so that Friday was not so hectic. The lights blazing in the practice hall were a warm beacon all Friday night until Saturday dawned chill and bright and clear. As visitors, guests […]
All are welcome to Lantern Festival in Orangeville!

All are welcome to Lantern Festival in Orangeville!

The International Centre in Orangeville, Ontario is pleased to be hosting this year’s Lantern Festival on Sunday, February 21st at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome to this event, which will feature a traditional jai banquet, chanting, entertainment, and of course lantern sales! The Lantern Festival is a Chinese tradition going back many centuries. Typically held […]
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