The range of arts offered by the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism is often described as being like a banquet with many dishes from which we can choose. This year’s Fung Loy Kok Week in Orangeville has proven to be a grand feast with its roughly one hundred participants tasting the chanting, meditation and tai chi. We have also experienced the pleasure of looking after each other and the centre through shared tasks such as serving, dishwashing, vegetable chopping, weeding and lots more.
The chanting, meditation and studying of the sutras have helped us to understand better the internal aspects of Taoist Tai Chi® and their connection to the external universe. Marsha Eberhardt, Jim Nicholson and Joé Thibault have also been helping us improve our balance through dropping and smiling, and we are experiencing firsthand how softening and letting go makes us better able to absorb and pass on these teachings.
Fung Loy Kok Week is an opportunity to more fully experience the depth of Taoist Tai Chi® arts.