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一干二净  Cleaning the Kitchen

一干二净 Cleaning the Kitchen

Yat guon yi jang is a Chinese idiom meaning either very clean or thoroughly/completely and as such is a particularly appropriate title for a post about thoroughly cleaning the kitchen here at the International Centre in Orangeville. We took everything out, scrubbed down the equipment, floors, walls, and shelves, hosed them off, organised everything, and […]
Chanting for Master Moy

Chanting for Master Moy

Chanters gathered at the International Centre on June 6 to pay their respects on the 20th anniversary of Master Moy Lin Shin’s death. Chanting was performed in the Three Religions temple in the morning and Memorial Hall in the afternoon. Offerings were also burned to bring comfort and peace.
A Joyous Lantern Festival

A Joyous Lantern Festival

Volunteers and staff prepared for the joyous Lantern Festival for days and weeks beforehand. The kitchen was busy into the night on Thursday so that Friday was not so hectic. The lights blazing in the practice hall were a warm beacon all Friday night until Saturday dawned chill and bright and clear. As visitors, guests […]
The Sweetest Part of Spring

The Sweetest Part of Spring

The sap is rising and it’s almost that time of year again – time for making maple syrup at the International Centre. We fill hundreds of bottles each year, tapping trees on our property to make a special and popular maple syrup.  We need tree tappers, fire feeders, wood chuckers, snow shovellers, chainsaw operators, sap […]
Fall Tai Chi Week at the International Centre, November 25th – 29th, 2017

Fall Tai Chi Week at the International Centre, November 25th – 29th, 2017

„So powerful, so profound“ were the words of a first-time participant of a program at the International Centre. 173 people from various countries have gathered at the International Centre near Orangeville, Ontario, to play and practice Taoist Tai Chi® while learning more about the body and physiology. With Marsha Eberhardt as our program leader, we […]
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