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Offering of Thanks to Deities

Offering of Thanks to Deities

As we prepare for Chinese New Year, participants from around the world gathered together virtually to thank the deities for the blessings received over the past year. The ceremony included the chanting of the Ten Thousand Buddhas Sutra to pay respect and express gratitude to all deities.
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism wishes everyone a Happy New Year! May 2022 bring peace and harmony to the world.
Goon Yam Festival

Goon Yam Festival

Today participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism around the world chanted to pay respect to Goon Yam (Guanyin), the bodhisattva of compassion. Goon Yam inspires the cultivation of compassion. Celebrating her through chanting, our intention is to bring more peace and harmony to the world.  
Een beoefening voor het leven

Een beoefening voor het leven

Alle generaties profiteren van de leeftijdsvriendelijke activiteiten van het Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism. Senioren leveren een belangrijke bijdrage aan onze gemeenschap door het vinden van vernieuwing, vreugde, groei en verbinding.  Bezig zijn met Taoist Tai Chi® arts leidt tot een gevoel van innerlijke stilte die in balans is met een naar buiten gerichte expansie. Ongeacht […]
Wong Dai Sin Festival

Wong Dai Sin Festival

Participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism around the world chanted together on September 29 to celebrate the festival of Wong Dai Sin. He was a simple shepherd who displayed great virtue and is said to have cultivated immortality by practising the Taoist Arts. His story tells us that with a good heart anyone […]
Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

On September 21 participants of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism chanted in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The autumn moon is a time when families and friends come together to appreciate what we received over the past year. Together, while enjoying mooncakes, we wish each other good health and longevity.
Increased Energy

Increased Energy

I take prescription medication that suppresses central nervous system activity, making it hard for me to get up in the morning. In BC, the online chanting and Board of Directors discussions take place on Saturday mornings at 6:30 am. When the suspension of in-person activities happened, I was excited to have the opportunity to chant […]
All Souls Festival 15 – Synopsis

All Souls Festival 15 – Synopsis

Throughout the vast world  May there be no anxiety and no hindrance. The cycles of death and life go on; What else could there be? If you go when you must go, How could you not be at ease? Turn your mind to the Tao And deliverance will quickly come! Chant encouraging souls of the departed to let go of attachments and […]
All Souls Festival 12 – Incense

All Souls Festival 12 – Incense

There is a Chinese saying that “When the dead are at peace, then the living shall prosper.” By honoring and aiding the dead during the All Souls Festival, we hope to reduce suffering and to bring blessings in the worlds of the living and the dead.  Incense offerings during the All Souls Festival comfort the […]
All Souls Festival 11 – Preparing

All Souls Festival 11 – Preparing

As we prepare for All Souls Festival we compose ourselves We approach the tasks with respectful intention Carefully, and with reverence we place items on the altar Flowers, fruit, Jai, tea, wine We light incense It is muted, quiet We chant At closing it is joyful. Can I approach my life with the same respectful […]
All Souls Festival 9 – Goon Yam, Deity of Compassion

All Souls Festival 9 – Goon Yam, Deity of Compassion

Goon Yam, Deity of Compassion, cares for all. “She seeks out and responds to the cries of the worldMoving her spirit and revealing her compassionHer enlightened virtue towers over allAnd her power is deep beyond measureThe netherworld awakens to receive the gift of deliveranceAll beings come to health and receive the gift of life” From […]
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