Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® (4589)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

28Jan2018

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Arts (Taoist)

From 9:00am until 12:30pm

At Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, Atlantic Region Centre

2029 North Park Street, Halifax

Interfaith Harmony Halifax

Guide for Guests: Our guests will be welcomed as they enter the front door of the Centre. The sessions for the morning will be held in the hall on the ground floor. We begin at 9 a.m. with chanting. Guests are very welcome to join in. Handbooks will be provided. At 10 o’clock, our guests will be encouraged to join us as we continue with Taoist Tai Chi® practice. Guests are invited to share lunch with us at 11:30. Lunch is prepared at the Centre by volunteers each Sunday, and provides a time of conversation and fellowship. About Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism: The Taoist Arts were brought to Canada in 1970 by our founder, Master Moy Lin Shin. These arts include chanting, Taoist meditation, temple rituals, as well as the 108 move Taoist Tai Chi® set, the lok hup ba fa and hsing-I sets, the Taoist Tai Chi® sword and sabre sets, and push hands. Master Moy Lin Shin was a Taoist monk, deeply grounded in the Taoist principles of selflessness and compassion. It was his desire to give the arts to all who wished to benefit from them in both body and spirit. In 1980 instruction began to be given in Halifax, held in a number of locations in the city until 1990, when the building on North Park Street was purchased. It is now the Atlantic Region Centre of the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism. It houses a Three Religions Shrine where we observe the unified teachings of the great religions of China – Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. The shrine is opened and closed daily; chanting is held every Sunday morning and is open to the public. The arts we practice are founded upon the rich tradition of Taoist training and are intended to return both body and mind to their original nature. According to Taoist teaching, the body and mind cannot be separated. Each step in the training is intended to help the mind to return to stillness, clarity and wisdom and the body to a balanced, relaxed and healthy state. At the physical level, the whole physiology is exercised, including tendons, joints, connective tissue and internal organs. At the mental and spiritual level, the arts are a method of “taming the heart” and developing inner calm, compassion and reduced self-centeredness. The mission of the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism is to deliver all from suffering. It emphasizes spiritual development through the cultivation of both mind and body with the ultimate goal of achieving harmony with oneself and with the world. Fung Loy Kok promotes the principle of all cultures and religions moving together in peace and harmony. Individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs are welcome to participate

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