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Posted by Master Dao on Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Sometimes making a choice in life can be difficult and instead of moving forward we find ourselves stuck in one place. So what does 'Going with the Flow' mean and how does one apply this concept in life so that one can move forward? Can it be bad to go with the flow? Master Dao will answer these questions and more. Let's begin with a story. The Flowing River Story It is a beautiful day and you are surrounded by mountains and water. You'... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Tuesday, November 01, 2022
Master Dao will be conducting a free worldwide meditation workshop on November 28, 2022, 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! The topic for this session is 'Going with the Flow'. Sometimes making a choice in life can be difficult and instead of moving forward we fin... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Friday, September 23, 2022
We're celebrating our 11th anniversary and we hope you will join us for this unforgettable evening! It has already been 11 years since we started the downtown Toronto school. So many incredible things have happened during this time and we've had to overcome many challenges to become a premiere martial arts school today. Join us as we celebrate our achievements toget... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Thursday, September 15, 2022
Congratulations to Ray Vidal for winning second place in the Shaolin Zen Mural Competition! Here is Master Dao's commentary: "Ray tied for first place in the voting, leaving me with a really tough choice of deciding the winner. He pulled in many elements of Shaolin - the front gate of the Shaolin Temple, meditation, students sparring as illustrated similarly to an ancient mural in the White Robe Hall. He cleverly incor... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Saturday, September 03, 2022
Voting has begun for your favourite art design! Below are the top 3 murals selected by Master Dao (listed by order of submission). It was not easy choosing them as all of the proposals submitted were excellent. So congratulations to all the artists! We will announce the winner by Thursday, September 15, 2022 and we will start production immediately. Students can vote online here: https://www.stqitoronto.com/index.php/school/eventv... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Thursday, September 01, 2022
This is a full video of our performance at the Chinatown BIA Festival on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Featuring meditation, qigong, tai chi, and kung fu performances by the students of the Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute (STQI) of downtown Toronto. You can find the photo blog and complete story here: https://www.stqitoronto.com/index.php/photos-of-our-dazzling-martial-arts-performance-at-chinatown-bia-festival... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Our students have been working hard to put together our best performance yet at the Chinatown BIA Festival this Saturday, August 20th, at 7pm! Don't miss it - we're on the main stage on Spadina just north of Dundas. ... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Tuesday, August 09, 2022
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 PROJECT SUMMARY Submission Deadline: August 31, 2022 Project Timeline: Start anytime, completed by October 1... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Thursday, June 23, 2022
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]
Posted by Master Dao on Thursday, June 09, 2022
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]
Posted by Master Dao on Wednesday, November 02, 2022
Our 11th Anniversary Celebration On Saturday, October 29th, we celebrated 11 years of growth and achievements for our downtown Toronto school. We'd first like to thank Grandmaster Shi Guosong for attending and supporting our 11th anniversary celebration. Without his support there is no STQI downtown Toronto school. In our first photo, we celebrate our volunteers and especially note Edan and Kristan for coordinating the event. All the volunteers were invaluable in making this event o... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Thursday, October 20, 2022
Vascular endurance is very important especially as you age beyond 50 years. It gets more difficult to stay active and when your vascular endurance decreases, your overall energy and physical body will naturally decline. But did you know that you can improve your vascular endurance without being too physically active? Come join Master Dao at the Zoomershow on October 29, Saturday at 11:30am, and October 3... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Thursday, September 15, 2022
Congratulations to Jamie Lynn Steele for winning FIRST place in the Shaolin Zen Mural Competition! Students were not privy to the explanations provided by each artist. Master Dao wanted his students to take the time to study the idea behind each design and vote based on the Shaolin Spirit and understanding of each artist. Here are the highlights from Jamie's proposed design: Many structures from the Shaolin... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Monday, September 12, 2022
Congratulations to Marie-Judith Jean-Louis for winning third place in the Shaolin Zen Mural Competition! Here is Master Dao's commentary: "It is no surprise that my students were attracted to Marie-Judith's design, as meditation is at the root of Shaolin philosophy. She understood the importance of meditation and came up with a design that could express that meditation-state and feeling of tranquility. I would have be... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Friday, September 02, 2022
Congratulations to Rosemary Stehlik, Andrew Cheng, and Luka Pilasanovic on becoming the first disciples of Master Dao! A formal and traditional ceremony was held on August 20, 2022. The ceremony formally recognizes these students as Shifu Dao's disciples. They are also now recognized by Shifu Dao's peers and their Shifu, Shi Guo Song. As disciples, they have taken on the responsibility to help carry on the 1,500 year old legacy of the traditional Sh... [more]
Posted by Master Dao on Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Our traditional Shaolin martial arts performance was featured on the main stage on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The setup of the stage on Spadina was very professional with lighting, sound, and a digital backdrop that complemented our performance. Kudos to the organizers of Chinatown BIA! Also we'd like to thank Shima, our student, for tirelessly volunteering as our photographer, and taking all these wonderful photos... [more]
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]
Posted by Master Dao on Friday, August 05, 2022
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]
Posted by Master Dao on Thursday, June 23, 2022
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]
Posted by Master Dao on Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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]
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