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FLK helps refugee family 0

FLK helps refugee family

In early 2016, when refugee families were being welcomed to Canada, many groups chose to sponsor a family as they adjust to their first year in our country.  A number of groups in Collingwood sponsored Syrian families, including the First Presbyterian Church. In their search for rental homes, this church approached our Collingwood Branch regarding […]
A Deepening Understanding of The East In The East 0

A Deepening Understanding of The East In The East

The Atlantic Region national program held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 14th and 15th was an amazing whirl of colour, laughter, friendship and fantastic food. Jim Gazzard from Hamilton, Ontario brought to us so much more than what we ever expected.  It was a true experience of Taoist Tai Chi® practice. By showing us […]
Demonstration at Parliament Hill in Canada’s Capital 0

Demonstration at Parliament Hill in Canada’s Capital

On October 5, 2017 over 150 participants from the Ottawa and Kingston branches came out onto the grounds of parliament in Canada’s capital to demonstrate Taoist Tai Chi® arts.  As we started doing the first set the Peace Tower clock on Parliament Hill struck noon, followed by several melodies including O Canada, Canada’s national anthem.  […]
Temple popular with visitors 0

Temple popular with visitors

Many visitors from across Toronto are visiting Wong Dai Sin Temple, including people from the Markham neighbourhood who watched the temple being built and are happy to now see inside it. The Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism temple, with its beautiful, serene interior space and striking exterior cantilever,  is taking part in Doors Open […]
Edmonton Sabre Program 0

Edmonton Sabre Program

It was an incredible experience coming together to learn the Sabre set in Edmonton, Canada.  There was an air of excitement and anticipation as 74 of us arrived. For most this would be the first time we would learn this set so we were beginners again, nervous yet eager. We learned that the connection comes […]
Doing the ‘impossible’ and helping others 0

Doing the ‘impossible’ and helping others

“The fact that you can do something that you’re told is impossible gives you hope.” Providence Healthcare, which provides rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term care and community programs in Toronto, has just published a story in its Outlook magazine about long-time Taoist Tai Chi® arts participant Assunta Sciani.   Assunta, who has had Parkinson’s Disease for […]
Autumn Moon Festival & Jai Banquet, October 14th, 2017 0

Autumn Moon Festival & Jai Banquet, October 14th, 2017

Join us for the Autumn Moon Banquet & Central Region Instructor Appreciation Date: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 Location: International Centre, near Orangeville, Canada Where: 248305 5 Sideroad Mono, ON Please contact Head Office to reserve a seat If you wish to stay overnight, please reserve a room at the centre   Schedule for the Day 12:00 p.m. […]
Labour Day Weekend Radio Broadcast from Windsor, Ontario 0

Labour Day Weekend Radio Broadcast from Windsor, Ontario

Saturday September 2, on the Labour Day weekend 2017, participants from the Windsor, Ontario branch answered questions and discussed different topics on Taoist Tai Chi® practice. Topics included building of a strong foundation, mind and body connection, balance and harmony, our recent health survey, research on health benefits, the importance of daily practice, and benefits for both […]
Demonstration at Farmer’s Market in Brampton, Ontario 0

Demonstration at Farmer’s Market in Brampton, Ontario

The Brampton location, supported by participants from the Mississauga and Etobicoke locations, filled Brampton’s Garden Square on Saturday August 19th for our annual “large scale” demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi® arts.   The weather was fine and many people were about as the demo coincided with the Brampton Farmers’ Market.   Over 40 participants demonstrated […]
All Souls Festival at D’Arcy St 0

All Souls Festival at D’Arcy St

All Souls Festival is being observed at D’Arcy St Temple in Toronto with Taoist and Confucian chanting.  Volunteers and staff have been working for weeks to support the festival and those who wish to offer paper money and other gifts to the dead. Many members of the local Chinese community come to D’Arcy St over […]
International Awareness Day #2 in Toronto, Canada 0

International Awareness Day #2 in Toronto, Canada

(Le français suit plus bas.) It is 6:00 am and all Lok Hup week participants take the bus to Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square for the second International Awareness Day in two weeks.   As usual there was the dragon who danced to the rhythm of the drums and cymbals, hundreds of participants who did numerous sets […]
Arrêter la charrette et demander la direction (Stop cart and ask directions) 0

Arrêter la charrette et demander la direction (Stop cart and ask directions)

(English below)   La semaine de Lok Hup s’est amorcée au Centre international sous une pluie fine et dans une atmosphère apaisée par le chanting matinal.  La première journée a été une occasion d’arrêter la charrette et demander la direction. En fait, il s’agit ici du nom du premier des 66 mouvements du Lok Hup […]
Première journée de la semaine Lok Hup / Day One of Lok Hup Week 0

Première journée de la semaine Lok Hup / Day One of Lok Hup Week

Arrêter la charrette et demander la direction (English below) La semaine de Lok Hup s’est amorcée au Centre international sous une pluie fine et dans une atmosphère apaisée par le chanting matinal. La première journée a été une occasion d’arrêter la charrette et demander la direction. En fait, il s’agit ici du nom du premier […]
Tenth Anniversary of Three Religions Temple and Awareness Day #1 During Day Four of CIT Week, 2017 in Orangeville 0

Tenth Anniversary of Three Religions Temple and Awareness Day #1 During Day Four of CIT Week, 2017 in Orangeville

  Brief the dragon legs Prepare the temple and start chanting Chanters and public offerings Enliven the dragon, bring on the confetti Speeches from distinguished guests All join in the sutra Presentation of photo contest winners Tidy up, cards displayed, walking tour
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