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All Souls Festival Reflections

All Souls Festival Reflections

Last Saturday, the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism  offered an opportunity to observe and or participate in the All Souls Festival in a live online format following the weekly chanting opportunity.  Being familiar with some other traditions for the deceased, I was intrigued and curious but intended to just ” stay for awhile”.  Long […]
Reflections on Chanting

Reflections on Chanting

Chanting has been an important part of my Taoist Tai Chi® practice and so I was glad to join the Saturday sessions as we chant for the world. At first, I was very much aware of hearing my own voice superimposed over the voices of the leaders and this seemed a distraction to me, but […]
Keeping the Light

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.
Chanting for the World Brings Many Together

Chanting for the World Brings Many Together

Hello Pegoty,  It was good to hear your voice today. I like what you brought to the table about the NY Times opportunity to tell what we are doing to get through.  I jotted down  these words and phrases from Marsha, Andrew, Jim and others to share with students in my weekly email check in: […]
Chanting for the World

Chanting for the World

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, over 600 participants from 25 countries came together virtually and chanted for the world. “When the chanting started with so many fellow participants all over the world, I was surprised by tears and tears. For the last 8 months I have managed to hold myself together fairly well through cancer […]
Keep practicing. Stay strong.

Keep practicing. Stay strong.

  Sandy Cunningham, Dunedin, Florida Branch, is also a nurse at a very busy hospital, but found a brief moment to cultivate stillness.  She inspires us to keep practicing.  
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 […]
California Branch Attends Live Strong Health Expo

California Branch Attends Live Strong Health Expo

The California Branch Our goal is 50 Taoist Tai Chi®  demonstrations for the 50th anniversary of the Society. We joined over 40 other vendors at the annual Live Strong Health Expo at the Concord Senior Citizen Center and were able to share the health benefits of our practice with many of the 400+ attendees. We […]
Denver Branch Hosts International Seniors Day Open House

Denver Branch Hosts International Seniors Day Open House

The Taoist Tai Chi Society ®  Denver Branch held its International Seniors Day Open House on November 17th. We had over sixty members and new friends enjoy a demonstration set, an introductory class with near full visitor participation, and then a light lunch of a hearty squash and red curry soup with focaccia bread provided by our kitchen volunteers. We finished our […]
CIT Week – January 2020

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 […]
Florida Keys Branch Celtic Festival in Marathon, FL

Florida Keys Branch Celtic Festival in Marathon, FL

On a beautiful, sunny day, participants of the Taoist Tai Chi ®Florida Keys Branch gave a demonstration at the annual Celtic Festival in Marathon, FL. Festival attendees experienced a unique cultural exchange when a pipe and drum ensemble began to play as well, and the Society participants demonstrated accompanied by bagpipes!
Happy Christmas activity

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 […]
Holiday Party – St Petersburg Florida

Holiday Party – St Petersburg Florida

The St Petersburg, FL Branch had over100 participants attend a Holiday Pot Luck Brunch this past weekend.  Participants brought all their favorites dishes from stuffed mushrooms to yummy cakes and cookies.  Games were played for home-made gifts while Guan Yin watches over the festivities.  Branch participants are trying to double the amount of food donated […]
Tinnitus relief – because it works

Tinnitus relief – because it works

We welcomed a  second group of people to the Centre in Colchester who are living with tinnitus, last Thursday. All came along, invited by their hearing therapist at Colchester General Hospital, a strong believer in the power of Taoist Tai Chi® arts for improving health. We had an enjoyable morning introducing them to the first […]
Regional Program in Corpus Christi, Texas

Regional Program in Corpus Christi, Texas

The Taoist Tai Chi Society®  Regional Program held in Corpus Christi, Texas, October 19-20 provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Corpus Christi location’s 10th Anniversary. 50 participants from Texas, Colorado, and Arizona gathered for 2 days of instruction, including letting our spines guide our movement,  standing ‘up’, and finding the ‘open’ while practicing sections of […]
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