The Daoist wedding ceremony is a joyous celebration of the union of the couple and the linking of their families. Performed in the traditional Chinese style, including parents and ancestors, friends and family, the ceremony is timed for optimal benefit for the couple's health, longevity, happiness, wealth and luck.
In order to become a Daoist priest, the individual must apply to enter the Gui Yi program. This is typically a three year process, during which the individual will follow a prescribed course of study covering religious belief, history, philosophy and ceremonial practices. At the end of the prescribed period of study, the individual can then apply to take written and practical examinations covering the foundational materials and practices. Once they pass the examinations, they are then inducted in a graduation ceremony. After this they are Chu Jia priests.
Daoist talismans are diagrams which can be be used to grant people's wishes. Bring your wish to the priest and the priest will draw a mystical diagram on yellow paper or cloth . The seeker then keeps the talisman on their person (above the waist) to activate the wish fulfillment.
Daoists commemorate the major transitions in life with ceremony such as sealing the baby's third eye, sanctification of marriage, and observation of funeral rites. In addition they perform a variety of more complex ceremonies to solicit peace and blessings, to establishing luminescence, to support the release of karma and to purify the soul to accelerate ascendance.
Spiritual counseling provide you support for your personal growth and transformation, and during times of crisis. When key challenges and questions present themselves, be they personal, family, or health related, the Daoist perspective can provide guidance. insight, answers, and practical tools for weathering the storm. Spiritual Counseling can help you to find and develop your spiritual self.
Every Sunday we provide regular weekly public services on Daoist topics. The service includes a thirty minute sermon during which Yun Xiang Tseng or a guest speaker lectures about relevant Daoist topics such as Meditation, the Three Treasures of the Dao, Daoist Immortals, Self-Mastery, and much more. After a brief break, the group is invited to participate in a Tai Chi class that lasts for 30 minutes to an hour. The lectures are recorded and transmitted to the internet for members to view around the world. Archived lectures are available to members on this website.