From 9:00 am until 12:30 pm
At Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism Atlantic Region Centre,
2029 North Park St 2029 North Park St, Halifax, NS B3K 4B2
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 practice hall on the ground floor. We begin at 9 a.m. with Confucian chanting. Guests are very welcome to join in. Handbooks are provided. At 10 o’clock guests are encouraged to join us as we continue our practice in a Taoist Tai Chi® class. At 11:30 our guests are invited to share lunch with us. 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 Tai Chi® Arts were brought to Canada in 1970 by our founder, Master Moy Lin Shin. He was a Taoist monk, deeply grounded in the Taoist principles of selflessness and compassion. It was his desire to give the Taoist Tai Chi ® Arts to all who wished to benefit from them in both body and spirit.
In 1980, Taoist Tai Chi® classes began in Halifax, held in a number of locations, until 1990, when the building on North Park Street was purchased. It is now the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism Atlantic Region Centre and houses a Three Religions Shrine where we observe the unified teachings of the three 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.
Taoist Tai Chi® Arts are founded upon a rich tradition of Taoist training and are intended to return both body and mind to their original nature. According to Taoist teaching, body and mind cannot be separated. Each step in the training is intended to help the mind 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 Taoist Tai Chi® 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 in Fung Loy Kok.