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All Souls Festival 2 – Offerings

All Souls Festival 2 – Offerings

Paper offerings help the souls.  FLK All Souls Festival chanting ceremonies will take place virtually this year.  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 […]
Goon Yam Festival

Goon Yam Festival

Yesterday participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism from around the world chanted to celebrate and be inspired by Goon Yam (Guanyin), the bodhisattva of compassion. Through chanting together our intention is to bring greater peace and harmony to the world.  
All Souls Festival 1 – Folding Paper Money

All Souls Festival 1 – Folding Paper Money

All Souls Festival is one of the most important times of year in the Taoist calendar. It provides an opportunity for the living to honour those who have passed away. Volunteers prepare paper offerings for the souls of the departed in the Realm of Yin.  FLK All Souls Festival chanting ceremonies will take place virtually this […]
Southern Dipper Festival

Southern Dipper Festival

Yesterday we celebrated the Southern Dipper Festival virtually with 1000 people from 26 countries. The Southern Dipper, together with the Northern Dipper, grants longevity. Chanting together expresses our intention to bring health and longevity to all the people of the world.  
Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

We hope that everyone in the world finds peace, love and joy, despite these difficult times. Sending season’s greetings and best wishes to all.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Taoist Tai Chi® arts, President of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, John Huang, shares calligraphy that speaks to a solid foundation and a bright future. On December 5 more than 2000 people celebrated together/apart! Source: @taoist_canada, Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism
Lunar Chanting

Lunar Chanting

On the full moon and new moon, the 1st and 15th of each lunar month, 1000 participants from 26 countries chant the Northern Dipper Scripture together/apart. This scripture expresses the interconnection between the external universe (outside ourselves) and the internal universe (inside ourselves), an idea that resonates in the lived experience of many who practice the Taoist […]
50 Years of Taoist Tai Chi® arts!

50 Years of Taoist Tai Chi® arts!

From humble beginnings in Toronto in 1970,  Master Moy’s teachings have spread around the world. Today more than 1000 participants from 26 countries mark 50 years of helping people and serving our communities through Taoist Tai Chi®  arts. Our hearts are full of appreciation as we look forward to the next 50 years!     
Goon Yam Festival

Goon Yam Festival

Participants in the Taoist Tai Chi® arts from around the world chanted “together/apart” on Wednesday, November 4 to celebrate Goon Yam (Guanyin), the bodhisattva of compassion. Goon Yam inspires the cultivation of compassion within ourselves. Celebrating her through chanting, our intention is to bring more peace and calm to the world. Fung Loy Kok Institute of […]
All Souls Festival – Honoring Those Who Passed

All Souls Festival – Honoring Those Who Passed

FLK held virtual All Souls chanting ceremonies online this year. In Chinese culture the All Souls Festival is one of the most important festivals of the year.  The All Souls Festival gives souls a chance to listen to the wisdom of the sutras chanted during the days of the festival and become free by resolving any […]
All Souls Festival Reflections

All Souls Festival Reflections

Last Saturday, the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism  offered an opportunity to observe and or participate in the All Souls Festival in a live online format following the weekly chanting opportunity.  Being familiar with some other traditions for the deceased, I was intrigued and curious but intended to just “ stay for awhile“.  Long […]
Keeping the Light

Keeping the Light

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA supports the Dunedin FL Chamber of Commerce celebration of “keeping the light“ to lead a positive path through COVID19.  Purchasing white paper lanterns for us to decorate helped support a Community Responders project. Thanks to our creative decorator! A nice way to support our community.
Chanting for the World Brings Many Together

Chanting for the World Brings Many Together

Hello Pegoty,  It was good to hear your voice today. I like what you brought to the table about the NY Times opportunity to tell what we are doing to get through.  I jotted down  these words and phrases from Marsha, Andrew, Jim and others to share with students in my weekly email check in: […]
Chanting for the World

Chanting for the World

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, over 600 participants from 25 countries came together virtually and chanted for the world. “When the chanting started with so many fellow participants all over the world, I was surprised by tears and tears. For the last 8 months I have managed to hold myself together fairly well through cancer […]
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