Every Saturday morning our participants are chanting for the world! Up to a thousand people from 26 countries gather, physically apart yet many, chanting for all. As the coronavirus has spread across the globe, there has been and continues to be much pain, anxiety and distress. We chant with the intention to care for the world and to relieve suffering. At the same time, participants find the chanting brings joy and strength to themselves.
What practitioners are saying about Taoist chanting
This was my 4th week of chanting on the zoom call and I left with a feeling of extreme gratitude and appreciation for this opportunity and for this organization.
My Taoist Tai Chi® practice is keeping me calm and content during this pandemic, even though I am vulnerable due to my medical issues. Master Moy’s teaching of quiet internal cultivation from chanting and the messages from our leaders about taking this time to develop discipline in our own practice as well as taking the opportunity to change has helped me better understand that we really are responsible for our own learning.
Having the time to reflect on my own practice and really get in touch internally has reawakened an understanding of just how powerful this art is. There is a stillness of mind, body and spirit now that I am not thinking, just doing.
I want to thank you for this chanting opportunity, for sharing your thoughts and for your dedication to keeping Master Moy’s vision alive.
– Anne, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
I feel very grateful to be able to join a worldwide community to chant, to do our little part to help relieve the suffering of the world, and to cultivate ourselves. I especially appreciated being able to hear and follow the recording. Along with my own voice following, it felt like I was chanting in harmony with a MUCH larger group, and with a stronger intention. All the comments from our leadership group resonated and will continue to serve as a compass for my daily practice at home until we can meet personally again.
Thank you all so much for this opportunity!
– Bernice, Ontario, Canada
I am very much appreciating the zoom chanting sessions. I have in the last few years become more interested in chanting at the Vancouver Centre. I have been interested in the historical and the more spiritual aspect, the group dynamics, postural implications, the balance and stillness, the deeper respiration and the vibration occurring internally. However I have never until these zoom sessions thought about ‘Chanting for the World,’ so that has added a whole new dimension to the chanting which I very much appreciate.
– Marilyn, British Columbia, Canada
This morning I participated in a zoom chanting session with people from 22 different countries including folks from Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, the U.S. and Canada joined together: 1,000 voices chanting for the world.
The most touching moment for me came at the end when everyone was saying goodbye.
We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow or the day after, but for a moment the ‘power’ of 1,000 voices and 1,000 faces coming together was comforting and bracing.
We are not alone…
Sincere thanks to everyone who is working together to make this happen.
– Denise, Ontario, Canada