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All Souls Festival #5  Volunteers

All Souls Festival #5  Volunteers

At this time of year the temples bustle with activity. Volunteers at the Fung Loy Kok International Centre prepare for the All Souls Festival. They wash fruit, prepare jai vegetarian food as offerings and fill bags with paper offerings.
Wong Ling Goon Festival

Wong Ling Goon Festival

As a powerful deity, Wong Ling Goon used the teachings to transform himself so that his strength would protect the path of Taoism. Today Fung Loy Kok participants from around the world chanted to celebrate Wong Ling Goon, the Guardian of the Tao.
Goon Yam Festival

Goon Yam Festival

Today Fung Loy Kok participants from around the world chanted to celebrate and be inspired by Goon Yam (Guanyin), the bodhisattva of compassion. Our intention is to bring greater peace and harmony to the world.
All Souls Festival #2 Paper Offerings

All Souls Festival #2 Paper Offerings

Buddhist and Taoist temples around the world observe All Souls Festival during the first half of the 7th lunar month when the gates of the realm of the dead are opened and the souls of the deceased can receive offerings. Paper offerings help the souls. 
Sense of Shame

Sense of Shame

Conscious of the impact of actions and having the humility to rectify them. Part 8 of the series: Reflections on the 8 Virtues.
Transmission

Transmission

While watching a film by Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism about the All Souls Festival, a scene caught my eye: a woman preparing to burn a bag of offerings. She is moved, her voice shakes, you can hear the paper of the bag crumpling and the fire roaring in the background. Our personal lives connect […]
Honor

Honor

Having integrity, incorruptibility, and taking only what is deserved. Part 7 of the series: Reflections on the 8 Virtues.
Sacrifice

Sacrifice

Courage to do what is right. Purity of heart and purpose. Part 6 of the series: Reflections on the 8 Virtues.
Propriety

Propriety

Courtesy, politeness, decorum, and manners promote harmony. Part 5 of the series: Reflections on the 8 Virtues.
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