Visit the International Site
   
click logo to return to homepage
 

Taoist Tai Chi ® arts in Calgary

Questions? Contact Us

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi™
c/o Patti Trautman
2310-24th Street S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2T 5H8

Phone: (403) 240-4566
Toll-free: 1 888 TAI CHI1 (1-888-824-2441)
Fax: (403) 240-4609

Tai Chi Classes

Calgary offers Tai Chi classes for beginner and continuing students as well as a variety of weekend workshops, one day intensives, and social events. We also offer Lok Hup Ba Fa classes and a health recovery class for students with special health needs. Consult the class schedules for detailed information. If you are new to Tai Chi please visit the FAQ web page for more information.

Class Locations

Main Centre (map)
2310 - 24th St. S.W. (403) 240-4566

Downtown: Central United Church (map)
131 – 7 Avenue S.W. (Access is through the rear door and bell)

Braeside Community Centre (map)
11024 Braeside Dr. S.W.

Crescent Heights Community Hall (map)
1101 – 2 Street N.W.

Deer Park United Church (map)
77 Deerpoint Rd. S.E.

Holy Nativity Anglican Church (map)
12707 Bonaventure Drive S.E.

McKenzie Lake Community Association (map),
16198 McKenzie Lake Way S.E.

Salvation Army—Berkshire Citadel (map),
222 Sandarac Drive N.W.

Silver Springs Community Centre (map)
5720 Silver Ridge Dr. N.W.

University of Calgary—Student Union Wellness Centre (map),
U of C MSC317A Large Prayer Room East side of MacHall, 3rd floor beside the MacHall Ballroom washrooms

Willow Ridge Community Hall (map)
680 Acadia Drive S.E.

Airdrie
Faith Community Baptist Church, 2104 Yankee Valley Blvd. S.W.

Canmore
St Michaels Anglican Church Hall

High River
High River Masonic Hall

Maple Creek
Seniors Centre, Cypress Street

Medicine Hat
Gas City Kiwanis Centre, Room 3, 826 - 11 Street SE

Nanton
Nanton Community Memorial Centre

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Temple

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism observes the unified teachings of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Its mission is to deliver all from suffering, both the living and the dead, by pursuing the way of community service, rituals and ceremonies, and the cultivation of body and mind.

Fung Loy Kok was co-founded by Master Moy Lin-shin and Mr. Mui Ming To in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong in 1968. The temple's teachings are deeply rooted in the ancient spiritual traditions and culture of China. For more information visit our International website.

Calgary had a large number of enthusiastic participants and a close connection to the Chinese community. In 1987, Master Moy asked if the participants felt they could support a Fung Loy Kok temple. He wanted participants to understand the Taoist training could involve more than just Tai Chi. With a Taoist temple in the Centre, participants could see the rich heritage of learning underlying the practice and more people became interested in the spiritual dimensions of the training.

The Grand Opening in June of 1990 was attended by Temple founders Mr. Mui Ming To and Master Moy Lin-shin, along with some special guests from Hong Kong, local dignitaries and government representatives. The shrine was enlivened by Mr. Mui Ming To.

The Calgary shrine offers many services to the community such as observation of the important festivals, a memorial alter, and Jai vegetarian banquets. Please check the events on the right side of the page, and contact us if you would like any more information.

History

Taoist Tai Chi® arts classes were first offered in Calgary in June 1979 when two Guelph, Ontario, participants started a class at Calgary’s Beltline Centre. We settled into our first full-time location three years later. In 1983 the founder of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada, Master Moy Lin-shin, made his first trip to Western Canada. He began to visit Western Canada regularly, dramatically improving the level of instruction and spurring on growth in participation. By September of 1991, through the efforts of many dedicated volunteers and the support of clubs and participants from around the world, we were able to purchase a building. On September 5, 1992, the new main centre held its grand opening. The Calgary building is a testimony to Master Moy’s foresight and encouragement and to the efforts and sacrifices of many participants who feel that the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada has something very precious to share. Today we offer classes in many locations around Calgary and support Canmore, High River, and Medicine Hat.

 

A photo of Calgary’s main location off Crowchild Trail (July, 2005)

Announcements

Regional & Local Events

Regional   Local

Calgary, Goon Yam Festival & Jai

Apr 4

MORE

HIDE
This festival is to celebrate Goon Yam’s compassion. Chanting of the Goon Yam Sutra is thought to bring relief of suffering to oneself and one’s family. If you’re interested in rolling spring rolls and helping with set up and/or clean up, please arrive at the Centre by 10 am.
Location: Calgary Main Center--2310 24th St. SW
From: Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 at 9:30 am
To: Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 Ending: 12:00 pm

Calgary, Beginner's Tai Chi Quick Start

Apr 18

MORE

HIDE
Get a head start & learn the first half of the Tai Chi set, and join in on a beginner class in progress to learn the rest!
Location: Calgary Main Center--2310 24th St. SW
From: Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 at 10:00 am
To: Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 Ending: 4:00 pm
Further details: calgary(at)taoist.org
Phone: (403) 240-4566

Edmonton, 35th Anniversary Seniors Day

May 1

MORE

HIDE
As part of our 35th Anniversary Celebrations, we are offering a Seniors Day program from 10 am-4 pm. Open to all FLK participants. Donations to support FLK appreciated. Seniors Day participants are also welcome to purchase tickets for our 35th Anniversary Banquet to be held at 6:30 pm. Please submit registration form and banquet requests by April 16 Registration form: .doc or .pdf and Poster
Location: West End: 15740 Stony Plain Road
From: Friday, 1 May 2015
Further details: edmonton(at)taoist.org
Contact fax: 780 484 8101
Phone: 780 489 4293

Edmonton, 35th Anniversary National Program

May 2-3

MORE

HIDE
As part of our 35th Anniversary Celebrations, all members are welcome to participate in this 2 day Taoist Tai Chi® workshop. Donations in support of FLK appreciated. Workshop meals available, including a 35th Anniversary Banquet on Friday evening. Please submit registration form and banquet reservations by April 16. Registration form: .doc or .pdf and Poster
Location: West End location: 15740 Stony Plain Road
From: Saturday, 2 May 2015 at 10:00 am
To: Sunday, 3 May 2015
Further details: edmonton(at)taoist.org
Contact fax: 780 484 8101
Phone: 780 489 4293

A mural (detail above) was painted on outside of the Calgary building in 1999 for the 10th anniversary of the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Temple in Calgary. See a larger version of the whole mural.