Posted by Master Dao on Wednesday, August 10, 2022
The first ever sports gathering between STQI schools took place at Shifu Guosong's backyard on Sunday, August 7th.
Here we all are with are happy smiles and feeling excited to get the social soccer game started despite the 32 degrees Celsius temperature(over 40 with the humidex!) and being outnumbered by the Markham team 3:1!.
We started with the adult soccer game 7 v 7. We had a unique twist on the game - the 4' wi... [more]
Registration is Now Open to the Public for the 2022 T3 Fall Term
The current 2022 T2 Summer term ends after August 21. We've seen our student base grow to over 160 students!
With new instructors joining the team, we're opening more classes and increasing our student capacity to 175 students. Please see below for more details about our upcoming fall events and classes.
Registration is now open to the public. Register... [more]
Our high quality Shaolin Martial Zen T-Shirts are produced by Eagle View Impex. Their support has made it possible for our team to raise funds to further our agenda of providing Shaolin workshops to those in need. So thank you Fayyaz and team!!
A few words from our sponsor:
“Helping the needy and poor people is the responsibility of everyone who has the power to meet their basic needs. It is important to pro... [more]
We've now opened our Ping Pong club to the public!
We're in need of many more members for our Ping Pong club. No experience needed and free coaching on some days when the coach is present.
As we expand, we'll be able organize tournaments and add more time slots for ping pong.
Why Play Ping Pong?
Ping Pong is great for aerobic exercise, general fitness and strength, and hand-eye coordination. And it's fun for all ages!
In additi... [more]
Kaeti MacNeil has been taking qigong at STQI since last year and it's inspired her art.
Kaeti's art project is named 'Carasoul' and is now on display at 49 McCaul Street until Sunday.
Visiting hours are:
Friday, May 13, 2022 from 12pm to 8pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 12pm to 5pm
Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 12pm to 5pm
----An excerpt from her art project description:
Carasoul: a Portrait in Nth Dimensions is an animated surrealist 4K film. The film depict... [more]
It is very difficult to encapsulate a 1,500 year old culture in just 4 Chinese characters, but the Chinese language has a way of doing just that!
Embedded in the 4 Chinese characters of our logo are the characteristics that make our Shaolin culture so unique:
On the left column are the two characters: 少林 (Shàolín). In English we accept the word "Shaolin" to be the same. 少 means young. 林 means forest. So together, "Young Forest" is the name gi... [more]
The ideas of peace and happiness are important for a fruitful life. They are both closely related to mental health and often discussed together, yet these are two different ideas. One of the key goals of Shaolin Chan is to help people achieve peace and happiness. So let’s take a look at finding peace first - what does it mean and how can ancient wisdom and its lessons help us to achieve it?
What are Peace and Tranquility?
When people think abou... [more]
We're now accepting applications to become a beneficiary of our Shaolin Luohan Outreach program.
The initiative, called Shaolin Luohan Temple Outreach, aims to improve the mental and physical health of the elderly, poor, and weak. We're doing this by providing free Shaolin Qigong, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu classes and workshops at institutions that support such members. This could be senior homes and community centres for example.
Interested inst... [more]
Master Dao will be conducting a free worldwide meditation workshop on April 11, Monday, from 7pm to 9pm EST (4pm to 6pm PST). Join us in in person at our downtown Toronto school location, or join us virtually through Zoom from anywhere in the world!
Past participants have voted for the topic "How to Achieve Peace and Happiness". Peace and happiness are important for... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Happy Chinese New Year 新年快乐! Wishing You Health and Vitality 身体健康!
The Lunar New Year is one of the most important times of the year for the Chinese people and culture. It is a time to visit family and friends, wishing each other health and prosperity.
2022 is the year of the TIGER with the element of water. If you are born in 1926, 138, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, or 2010, you may be a tiger according to the Chines... [more]
Call for Artists! Entrance
PROJECT TITLE: Shaolin Martial Zen MuralDeadline: August 31, 2022
Main Entrance View from Stairwell (with our new sign)
Art needed on this wall, wall on left with stairs going up, and wall on right with stairs going down
Poster on wall will be removed - drywall touchups and priming is needed
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2022
Project Timeline: Start anytime, completed by October 1... [more]
Master Dao and a few of his students conducted a Shaolin Qigong workshop at the Russell Hill Retirement Residence this past week.
This benevolent and charitable program is part of the Shaolin Luohan Temple Outreach (SLTO) program, an initiative to provide free Shaolin-related workshops to the elderly, poor, and weak.
These senior participants (and now students) are all over 90 years of age. Most were able to parti... [more]
We have new t-shirts for sale! It is part of our S.L.T.O. (Shaolin Luohan Temple Outreach) fundraising initiative to provide Shaolin qigong, tai chi, and kung fu instruction to the elderly, weak, and poor. As we visit our beneficiary institutions, we'll be giving away these t-shirts to some of the participants as a reward for their participation.
This bamboo/cotton t-shirt has a luxurious and comfortable feel. In the front is our SLTO logo whi... [more]
Congratulations to all the students that participated in the Shaolin Challenges in our last week of the winter term. In our Shaolin Spirit way of being, we recognized that winning and setting new records wasn't the most important thing. Being able to bring out your best to challenge yourself when you need to was really what it's all about.
Below are the OVERALL records as well as the WINTER records. Names that ar... [more]
Summer Term Begins Monday, May 9, 2022.
This summer, we’ll continue to train and strengthen our body and mind. We will also learn how to apply ancient Shaolin Medicine wisdom in our Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qigong classes to diagnose and improve the health of our large intestine.
The large intestine is one of the vital organs of our body. If your large intestine is not doing well, you can experience many symptoms such as bloating, se... [more]
This year we've extended our summer camps to include children up to 16 years of age.
We're pleased to announce that we will be hosting 3 weeks of kids day camp from August 15 to September 2. The week long camps are from Monday to Friday from 9am to 3:30pm.
Master Dao and his team of competent and dedicated instructors will ensure an engaging, fun, and challenging time for everyone. This year we are fo... [more]
The Shaolin Luohan Temple Outreach program would not be possible without the financial support of the students of STQI.
Students training at our downtown Toronto school for qigong, tai chi, and kung fu, are required to pay an annual membership fee. This fee is actually and entirely, a charitable donation to Shaolin Luohan Temple.
Part of this donation is assigned to this Outreach program, and the rest is used for other... [more]
We're pleased to announce that we have officially formed a project team from members of the downtown Toronto school.
This initiative, called Shaolin Luohan Temple Outreach, aims to improve the mental and physical health of the elderly, poor, and weak. We're doing this by providing free classes and workshops at institutions that support such members. This could be senior homes and community centres for example.
We're in the process of getting org... [more]
Thank you Toronto Chinatown BIA for hosting such a wonderful celebration for Chinese New Year!
Watch this video to learn more about Chinese culture and celebration of the Lunar New Year. Hear from many business owners in the Chinatown area.
Master Dao appears at the 37 minute mark along with a couple of his students, Steven and Diana. You can join them and try a mini Shaolin Tai Chi class!... [more]
You can learn authentic Shaolin Qigong and Shaolin Tai Chi from the comfort of your own home and from anywhere in the world!
About Our Virtual Shaolin Qigong Classes
What is Qigong?
Shaolin Qigong is a type of health exercise to enhance energy awareness, cultivate energy, and circulate energy with particular attention to breathing techniques, movement, and stretching.
By ta... [more]