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Deep, and still light

Deep, and still light

  The ability to let go, that we train, extends to letting go of having – there, somewhere – a goal to achieve: in fact, you finally find out that the goal is the path itself, where we commit to keep walking, along with so many (and so much different) others and with his wise […]
The Journey

The Journey

In the early fall I noticed a delicate pink lily was peeking out of a potentilla bush. I realized that the lily had embarked on a difficult journey to reach the light,  persevering through dense foliage. With commitment and time, it succeeded.  That lily prompted me to reflect on my own journey on the path […]
The Key

The Key

Being stuck in a traffic jam, witnessing an animated conversation, waiting in a long line are some situations that have long exasperated me. Now I take advantage of these opportunities to cultivate my compassion, my patience, and my sensitivity. I am learning to be mindful of my own reactions and those of others. I appreciate […]
Family 

Family 

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism™ means family to me. Meeting with such a large family every week for the last two years has kept me at ease on these difficult days. This strong bond has a big impact on my feeling of well-being. – Kadriye
Improving Confidence

Improving Confidence

Practice of Master Moy’s teachings helps me in so many ways. One way is that I have become more confident in myself. My confidence has increased a great deal over the past 2 years. By listening to the stories and teachings from the directors, I have come to realize that ego can work in both […]
Passages

Passages

The practice of Taoist Tai Chi® arts helps me dissolve mental and emotional blockages that I have built within myself over the years. They are gradually fading away. The foundation exercises soften both my body and my state of mind. Five years ago, when I started training, I saw myself as a shy person. Now, I […]
Patience

Patience

In Taoist Tai Chi® practice, I have learned that I need to be patient, that things happen when it’s time and that there’s no point in forcing them. Frustrations and worries arise when I want too much, when I want things to happen quickly and in my own way. There is no point in pulling on […]
Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Sometimes when working on a problem I start to go in circles. If I take time out to do my Taoist Tai Chi® practice, my mind clears, my focus is sharper and I discover solutions for the problem. ~Marlene
Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

We are all on our own unique path of transformation. Mr. Moy’s vision of helping practitioners return to a healthier and more harmonious way of living resonates deeply within me. I love that Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism promotes the principle of all cultures and religions moving together in harmony.  As an Indigenous Catholic […]
Seeing Clearly

Seeing Clearly

One day while cleaning my glasses I thought how wonderful that they help me to see peoples faces, trees, branches, and all the physical world around me. In that same moment I recognized that Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism has helped me to see life more clearly. Through the sharing of Master Moy’s teachings […]
Heart and Stroke Month – Faster and Further

Heart and Stroke Month – Faster and Further

I had a 97% blocked aortic valve. Taoist Tai Chi® arts helped me prepare for the heart surgery so I would have the best outcome. After the surgery I walked further, quicker and was out of the hospital faster than many people much younger than me! Through the physical benefits of Taoist Tai ChiⓇ practice and by being focused […]
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease involves a loss of memory, and of other aspects of cognitive functioning.  Frequently, emotional well-being is also affected.  These changes are profoundly life changing both for the person with Alzheimer’s, and for their family. Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with some form of dementia.  Regular physical activity and social interaction enable […]
Bowl of soup

Bowl of soup

I think of Taoist Tai Chi® practice like eating a bowl of soup. It literally nourishes my body. I sometimes see it as eating a good meal with friends. I feel well fed and relaxed.  ~Stefan
Hiding

Hiding

Coming out of hiding. There are times when, I too, hide behind the mist. The teachings of the Taoist Tai Chi®arts give me the tools to emerge and shine again.  ~Christine
Saturday Virtual Practice

Saturday Virtual Practice

The Saturday Taoist Tai Chi® arts virtual sessions have been instrumental in deepening my understanding of the organization, his teachings, and my own personal practice. Through these sessions and my practice I have come to realize my training not only contributes to my physical well-being, but is relevant to everything in my daily life, allowing me to […]
How My Practice Is Helping Me Deal with Cancer

How My Practice Is Helping Me Deal with Cancer

Having been diligent about my annual mammogram for the past 35 years, I was shocked to be diagnosed with breast cancer recently. (Thankfully, it is early stage.)  What was perhaps equally surprising was the way some people tried to be encouraging by saying things like, “You’re a fighter!” “Give cancer hell!” “You will win this war.” But […]
Finding Stillness in a time of chaos

Finding Stillness in a time of chaos

My personal practice has become about letting go: letting go of counting how many donyus I do; letting go of the habit of doing jongs only while waiting for the toast to pop or the kettle to boil; letting go of unrealistic goals. I now have an understanding of the stillness that comes from just doing Taoist […]
Letting go of resistance

Letting go of resistance

Before the pandemic, my personal practice consisted of integrating the instructions and the corrections I had received from previous classes and observing the new feeling. Now, with the wise advice of our directors to let go, to trust and to be consistent, I first investigate my sensations without precise instructions. I am more an observer […]
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