Taoist Tai Chi ® arts in Calgary
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.
Main Centre (map)
2310 - 24th St. S.W. (403)
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.
South Campus–Hospital YMCA (map)
4448 Front Street S.E.
Willow Ridge Community Hall (map)
680 Acadia Drive S.E.
Daybreak Community Church, 2104 Yankee Valley Blvd. S.W.
Michaels Anglican Church Hall
Seniors Centre, Cypress Street
Gas City Kiwanis Centre, Room 3, 826 - 11 Street SE
Coutts Centre: Go east on Hwy 533 past Nanton Golf Course for about 5 km. Turn north onto road RR 280 for approximately 4 km. You will see Coutts Centre on west side of the road (just past the corner of Township Road 164 and RR 280). Take the first driveway to the South Barn, the class is on the lower level.
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.
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 Airdrie, Canmore, Maple Creek and Medicine Hat.