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Too much to do? Try doing nothing - The Sydney Morning Herald

9 hours 22 min ago

The Sydney Morning Herald

Too much to do? Try doing nothing
The Sydney Morning Herald
Manfred Kets De Vries. a distinguished professor of leadership development and organisational change, is the author of Doing Nothing and Nothing To Do: The Hidden Value of Empty Time and Boredom. He says that "slacking off, and setting aside regular ...

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Are you celebrating world religion day on Sunday? | graph - Port Macquarie News

17 hours 34 min ago

Port Macquarie News

Are you celebrating world religion day on Sunday? | graph
Port Macquarie News
Other Spiritual beliefs practised by Australians include Middle Eastern religions (Baha'i, Mandaean, Druse, Zoroastrianism and Yezidi), Nature religions (Paganism, Wiccan, Animism and Druidism), East Asian beliefs (Taoism, Confucianism, Ancestor ...

The Axis Mundi: Sacred Sites Where Heaven Meets Earth - Ancient Origins

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:04

Ancient Origins

The Axis Mundi: Sacred Sites Where Heaven Meets Earth
Ancient Origins
Within this realm at the center of the world there is a specific spot where Heaven and Earth has been believed to be connected, or the distance between them has been seen as the smallest. This spot, which is known also as the axis mundi, was often ...

National - The Seoul Times

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:59

National
The Seoul Times
Geumseonjeong (錦仙亭), a traditional Korean-style pavilion, stands atop a solid rock by the crystal-clear stream, witnessing the dignity and nobility of the Confucian scholars of bygone Jeonseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Geumseonjeong (錦仙亭) literally ...

A calm heart and peaceful mind, with Chinese calligraphy - Blue Mountains Gazette

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:43

Blue Mountains Gazette

A calm heart and peaceful mind, with Chinese calligraphy
Blue Mountains Gazette
In Taoism, the “highest” state achievable is one of free self-expression, following the heart and guided by nature, yet while maintaining balance and unity. In Chinese calligraphy, the seemingly simple tools of a soft hair brush and black ink can ...

Walk the straight and narrow - The Star Online

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:54

Walk the straight and narrow
The Star Online
Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism vice-president Jagir Singh said the public should be guided by moral values even if the website hasn't strictly broken the law. “We urge married individuals to ...

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'Lake of buried corpses': Chinese metal band digs out ancient poetry - Channel NewsAsia

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:41

Channel NewsAsia

'Lake of buried corpses': Chinese metal band digs out ancient poetry
Channel NewsAsia
Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal that rose to notoriety in the 1990s after anti-Christian Norwegian bands that spearheaded the style burned churches and in one case murdered a band member. It typically employs nature imagery and ...

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Lanterns adorn Tian En Temple as CNY approaches - The Borneo Post

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:19

The Borneo Post

Lanterns adorn Tian En Temple as CNY approaches
The Borneo Post
SIBU: Tian En Temple of Jade Dragon Mountain at Oya Road here is being decorated in red and gold as it gears up for the Chinese New Year celebration. A spokesperson said last week, the temple committee hung over 1,000 Chinese red lanterns donated by ...

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Be fair and inclusive, not divisive - Sin Chew Jit Poh

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:00

Sin Chew Jit Poh

Be fair and inclusive, not divisive
Sin Chew Jit Poh
... where we do not need to depend on racial discrimination and bigotry to succeed. Many other loyal individuals and organizations have also bravely spoken up. The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Sikhism, Taoism led by its ...

Is The Internet Changing the Way People Feel About Religion? - Live Science

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:22

Live Science

Is The Internet Changing the Way People Feel About Religion?
Live Science
Does more Internet mean less God? Probably not — but it might mean less church.

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Please be fair and inclusive - The Star Online

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:33

Please be fair and inclusive
The Star Online
The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism led by its president Datuk R.S. Mohan Shan, MIC treasurer-general Datuk Seri S. Vell Paari, and MCA Religious Harmony Bureau chairman Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker have ...

BORNS Dives Deeper on 'Blue Madonna' - Baeble Music (blog)

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:29

Baeble Music (blog)

BORNS Dives Deeper on 'Blue Madonna'
Baeble Music (blog)
BØRNS is intriguing, effortlessly cool, and dripping in androgynous sex appeal, but it's a stretch to say that his music is inventive enough to establish its own space beyond the sphere of his influences. In interviews discussing the creative process ...

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Please be inclusive - The Sun Daily

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:34

Please be inclusive
The Sun Daily
MANY Malaysians were shocked and deeply disappointed by the discussions that took place at a recent convention. A former education officer had reportedly urged the government to "return the exclusive right of government scholarships to bumiputra ...

Cleric's statement likely seditious, says interfaith council - Malaysiakini

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:24

Cleric's statement likely seditious, says interfaith council
Malaysiakini
The statement by Gerakan Pembela Ummah chairperson Ismail Mina Ahmad that only the Malays resisted Japanese occupation is likely seditious, and factually not tenable, said the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism ...

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China labels Falun Gong a cult, but some Vietnamese still follow the banned practice - Southeast Asia Globe

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:21

Southeast Asia Globe

China labels Falun Gong a cult, but some Vietnamese still follow the banned practice
Southeast Asia Globe
On any given evening in the Vietnamese capital, about 100 men and women can be found in Hanoi's Lenin Park carrying out their daily meditative exercises. Relaxing ambient music plays from a loudspeaker as they go through the series of stretches and ...

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The Hayden: Yellowstone's Great Sensuous Valley - Mountain Journal

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 17:21

Mountain Journal

The Hayden: Yellowstone's Great Sensuous Valley
Mountain Journal
In Taoism water is the most feminine of the five elements. Water was the genesis of the Hayden Valley millennials ago when the melt of the last glaciation created a Greater Yellowstone lake that included the basin we know in our tenure here and now as ...

'Bumi-only scholarships' proposal criticised - The Sun Daily

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:17

'Bumi-only scholarships' proposal criticised
The Sun Daily
"The government must uphold Article 153 (1) of the Federal Constitution in regard to bumiputra special privileges in education," he said at the convention. "Return the exclusive right of government scholarships to bumiputra students and do not give ...

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It Turns Out Homosexuality Is Quite Literally an 'Ancient Chinese Secret' — Dating Back to 600 BC - Hornet

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:05

Hornet

It Turns Out Homosexuality Is Quite Literally an 'Ancient Chinese Secret' — Dating Back to 600 BC
Hornet
During the Ming Dynasty, which lasted from the 1300s to the 1600s, writings record gay couples in a matter-of-fact context that seems to indicate such relationships were common. Schools of philosophy such as Confucianism and Taoism took little interest ...

Mission settles flu vaccine discrimination case involving Christian, Muslim employees - Asheville Citizen-Times

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:48

Asheville Citizen-Times

Mission settles flu vaccine discrimination case involving Christian, Muslim employees
Asheville Citizen-Times
Kouns follows Daoism and is a strict vegan who does not believe in killing or consuming other living beings, based on her faith, according to the complaint. She objects to receiving the flu vaccination “because the majority of flu vaccinations contain ...

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