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Open House : Oct 23rd

Included will be free:

Japanese Tea Ceremony (short form, using chairs)
Trials of Yoga, Japanese language class, Sumi-e Ink painting, Ki Shin Do, Ki & Heart Meditation, Aikido, & Buddhist Nembutsu Chanting.
15 minute consultations with our Naturopath,
Dr Nayumi Saiki (recommend to book ahead by phone)
There will also be a possibility to try on different styles of Japanese Kimono and Yukata. No appointment is necessary, on a first come first serve basis. Depending on the kimono, it will take between 10 and 30 minutes. Small fee applies.

Schedule:Tao Sangha Healing Centre Toronto
1:00~1:30 Iyengar Yoga with Mieko
1:30~2:00 Japanese Language
1:30~2:00 Hatha Yoga with Denice
2:15~2:45 Aikido
3:00~3:30 Kishindo / Ki & Heart Meditation
3:00~3:30 Sumi-e Ink Painting
3:30~4:00 Nembutsu Chanting

Iyengar Yoga with Mieko:
This class is about feeling and understanding your self, and adjusting alignment.

Japanese Language:
With Taiko who have excellent skill with people and had a lot of experience, she also teach at JCCC(Japanese Canadian Culture Centre). She teaches from beginner to advanced students.

Hatha Yoga with Denice:
This class is concentrated in gentle and restorative yoga.

Aikido:
The name Aikido is composed of three Japanese words: ai, meaning harmony; ki, spirit or energy; and do, the path,Nidai Doshu, Yokota Sensei, Midwest Aikido Center system or way. Aikido is the way of the spirit of harmony. Martial arts are studied for self-defense and self-improvement but Aikido is different from other martial arts in that practitioners seek to defend themselves without causing injury to their attackers.

Kishindo / Ki & Heart Meditation:
Combining the martial aspects of Aikido and Tai Chi, with the spiritual practices of buddhism, these classes will lighten your heart and help guide you as you progress in your life.

Sumi-e Ink Painting:
Sumi-e is ink painting. In the Japanese language, “sumi” means ink and “e” means painting. Ink is painted on washi (rice paper) using brushes, and sometimes subtle watercolour is added. Ink painting was brought from China to Japan six hundred years ago by Zen Buddhist monks, and Japanese ink painting traditions and innovations then developed. In North America, sumi-e is practiced by artists from many cultural backgrounds, and sumi-e continues to grow as a creative art form.

Nembutsu Chanting:
The ancient practice of Nembutsu involves mindfulness of Amida Buddha, and the recitation of the sacred name, Namu Amida Butsu, which means “I follow/return back to Amida Buddha.” Through the practice of Nembutsu, people share and derive spiritual benefit for themselves and others.(http://taosangha-na.com/chanting/what-is-nembutsu-chanting/)
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By: Tao Sangha Toronto

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