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How Taoists Found Their Way To a Young Audience - The News Lens International (press release)

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 08:00

The News Lens International (press release)

How Taoists Found Their Way To a Young Audience
The News Lens International (press release)
Last month, Shanghai's City God Temple played host to a solemn congregation gathered in celebration of the birth of Laozi, an ancient philosopher widely known as the founder of Chinese Taoism. The ceremony was held on the 15th day of the second month ...

Buddhist centre to be built in Putrajaya - The Star Online

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 19:09

The Star Online

Buddhist centre to be built in Putrajaya
The Star Online
The Government, he said, had also set aside land around that area for other major non-Muslim faiths such as Christianity, Taoism and Sikhism. About RM8mil will be raised by the Buddhist Missionary Society of Malaysia (BMSM) to construct the two-storey ...

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My Beijing: The Sacred City - NRToday.com

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 01:02

NRToday.com

My Beijing: The Sacred City
NRToday.com
Looking for Chinese religion one autumn afternoon, I rode my bike for an hour down to the White Cloud Temple, the national center of China's indigenous religion, Taoism. This religion coalesced in the second century out of folk religious beliefs and ...

The 15th Sammy Yukuan Lee Lecture: Daoist Arts of the Ming Court - UCLA Asia Institute

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 16:03

The 15th Sammy Yukuan Lee Lecture: Daoist Arts of the Ming Court
UCLA Asia Institute
In recent years there has been a surge of interest in both China and the West in Daoism, China's mystical folk magic and religion. The usual impression of Daoism is that it was mainly followed by the common people and by itinerant priests, while the ...

In the world of the medical-industrial complex, fat wallets matter - Lexington Herald Leader

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:34

Lexington Herald Leader

In the world of the medical-industrial complex, fat wallets matter
Lexington Herald Leader
After de-accommodating Dr. David Dao, United Airlines got a dose of Dao from his lawyer. The company could also stand a dose of Daoism, the ancient Chinese religion. Also called Taoism, its three jewels are compassion, moderation, and humility — not ...

If money can't buy happiness, many Chinese now seek spiritiual ... - PRI

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 08:43

PRI

If money can't buy happiness, many Chinese now seek spiritiual ...
PRI
China's success as a rising global power hasn't always had the effect at home that many Chinese, including China's leaders, might have liked or expected.

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What's It Worth?: Midcentury ivory figurines - The Mercury News

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:01

The Mercury News

What's It Worth?: Midcentury ivory figurines
The Mercury News
These Japanese deities are derived from figures in different cultures and religions — Buddhism, Taoism and Shintoism. But as a group they are thought to bestow prosperity, luck, longevity, contentment and safety. From left to right, they are Jurojin ...

Reviving the sacred city of Beijing - TODAYonline

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 05:31

TODAYonline

Reviving the sacred city of Beijing
TODAYonline
One day, I rode my bike to the White Cloud Temple, the national centre of China's indigenous religion, Taoism. The temple dates from the 13th century and is the headquarters of the national Taoist association. The temple's main axis of five halls to ...

Book review: Hong Kong Cantopop puts us in tune with the lesser ... - The National

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:59

The National

Book review: Hong Kong Cantopop puts us in tune with the lesser ...
The National
Partly inspired by the 1967 riots that ensued in Hong Kong after protests against British colonial rule, Hui's best-known song is also widely regarded as a ...

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Reviving the sacred city of Beijing - TODAYonline

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 16:07

Reviving the sacred city of Beijing
TODAYonline
One day, I rode my bike to the White Cloud Temple, the national centre of China's indigenous religion, Taoism. The temple dates from the 13th century and is the headquarters of the national Taoist association. The temple's main axis of five halls to ...

Gallery at Flat Rock hosts artists behind the art Saturday - BlueRidgeNow.com

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 01:08

BlueRidgeNow.com

Gallery at Flat Rock hosts artists behind the art Saturday
BlueRidgeNow.com
Daoism is a philosophy that teaches you to learn how to go with the flow (of life), to find the best way to get through.” One of the pieces in “Temporal Witness” bears witness to this personal coping. A large totemic clay piece with a silent bearing ...

Cannabis: Holy Herb Of Old - Civilized

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 13:53

Civilized

Cannabis: Holy Herb Of Old
Civilized
Cannabis has held a revered place in many world faiths for hundreds, sometimes thousands of years, being used for many reasons including medical and entheogenic (seeking the divine within) purposes. While dozens (if not hundreds) of new religions that ...

Forget millennials. How will churches reach Generation Z? - Religion News Service

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 16:09

Religion News Service

Forget millennials. How will churches reach Generation Z?
Religion News Service
"The origins of Taoism are unclear. Traditionally, Lao-tzu who lived in the sixth century is regarded as its founder. Its early philosophic foundations and its later beliefs and rituals are two completely different ways of life. Today (1982) Taoism ...

A Column That Really Ties the Room Together | Texas Lawyer - Texas Lawyer

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 13:31

Texas Lawyer

A Column That Really Ties the Room Together | Texas Lawyer
Texas Lawyer
The Big Lebowski has impacted our legal system, joining the pantheon of pop culture references to pop up in judicial opinions.

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My Beijing: The Sacred City - New York Times

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:01

New York Times

My Beijing: The Sacred City
New York Times
Looking for Chinese religion one autumn afternoon, I rode my bike for an hour down to the White Cloud Temple, the national center of China's indigenous religion, Taoism. This religion coalesced in the second century out of folk religious beliefs and ...

China's dream of a harmonious world - Pakistan Observer

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:19

China's dream of a harmonious world
Pakistan Observer
Taoism is one such current. When looked from the prism of Taoism, the aura of Chinese nation appears so appealing. It makes Chinese nation quite attractive in the eyes of a foreigner. Taoism is the path to embrace wonder of life and joy in living with ...

Am I a Buddhist? - Patheos (blog)

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 14:47

Patheos (blog)

Am I a Buddhist?
Patheos (blog)
We Western scholars love to categorize, and so “Buddhism” was placed alongside Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism and other world-religions for the sake of comparison and contrast. Many highly regarded Buddhist teachers today, such as Thich ...

Tai Chi in the park marks world celebration of Taoist traditions - Allentown Morning Call

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 16:05

Allentown Morning Call

Tai Chi in the park marks world celebration of Taoist traditions
Allentown Morning Call
And for those who study Taoism and aspire to its goals of flowing with life and becoming one with nature, tai chi embodies those ideals, said Nancy Scheirer, who is part of a Lehigh Valley Taoist study group. She compared a person who has achieved ...

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Necessary Meditation - UND The Dakota Student

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:08

UND The Dakota Student

Necessary Meditation
UND The Dakota Student
Qi Gong is more associated with Daoism where the silent mediation is more associated with Buddhism. With these two ideologies influencing the practice of the class, the books switch between the two. The book the class is discussing now is called “Eight ...

How Daoism can make a difference in business - USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 07:34

USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)

How Daoism can make a difference in business
USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)
Daoism (also Taoism) is an ancient Chinese philosophy, which emerged between 6th and 3rdBC and is often associated with the philosophers Laozi (also Lao Tzu) and Zhuangzi (also Chuang Tzu). Yet, a clear definition of Daoism is difficult. It overlaps ...