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Keep Zakir Naik out , says multi-religious council | Free Malaysia ... - Free Malaysia Today

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 22:18

Free Malaysia Today

Keep Zakir Naik out , says multi-religious council | Free Malaysia ...
Free Malaysia Today
KUALA LUMPUR: The chorus of voices calling on the government not to entertain or allow preacher Dr Zakir Naik into the country is increasing. The latest i...
Multi-religious council wants Zakir Naik's visa withdrawn - Nation ...The Star Online
Isma: Make fugitive Zakir Naik a Malaysian | Malaysia | Malay Mail ...Malay Mail Online

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'Kung Fu Panda' franchise gives foreign tourism boost to Mount Qingcheng - Global Times

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 06:52

Global Times

'Kung Fu Panda' franchise gives foreign tourism boost to Mount Qingcheng
Global Times
For some foreign visitors, Taoism is a mysterious school of thought represented by the famous black-and-white symbol of yin-yang and "secrets about health management," Pascal, a French visitor to the mountain, told the Global Times on Saturday.

MCCBCHST calls govt to ban Zakir Naik - The Sun Daily - The Sun Daily

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 04:49

The Sun Daily

MCCBCHST calls govt to ban Zakir Naik - The Sun Daily
The Sun Daily
The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) has called on the government to withdraw the visa ...
Zakir Naik breaches Penal Code, interfaith body says | Malaysia ...Malay Mail Online

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Taoist Monks Find New Role as Environmentalists - Sixth Tone

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 02:04

Sixth Tone

Taoist Monks Find New Role as Environmentalists
Sixth Tone
It was here in the fourth century that Lao-tzu wrote the Tao Te Ching, the text that serves as the foundation of Taoism. Under the emerald rooves of Louguantai, monks with long hair tied into buns saunter past pine trees and firs, paying their respects ...

Impromptu performances steal the show - NYOOOZ

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 23:56

NYOOOZ

Impromptu performances steal the show
NYOOOZ
“This is one of the stories that became popular during the spread of Taoism,” said Prabhat of Jeevashakti, a group created by performing art enthusiasts. Kalarigram is an open stage for deep exchange, expression and meditation,” said Lakshmanan ...

LSMSA students learn about religious traditions in class - The Livingston Parish News (press release) (subscription)

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 02:08

The Livingston Parish News (press release) (subscription)

LSMSA students learn about religious traditions in class
The Livingston Parish News (press release) (subscription)
During the semester, students studied Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism). The class was led by Prem Gongaju. Enrolled students include Lily Barnett, a junior from Alexandria; Karly Brown, a senior from Baton Rouge; ...

Devdutt Pattanaik: China's Buddhist Goddess - Mid-Day

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 21:15

Devdutt Pattanaik: China's Buddhist Goddess
Mid-Day
In Buddhism, there was increased reference to the Goddess Tara, placed next to Buddha and Bodhisattva. In some texts, Tara is described as residing in Chin-desha, or China. In others, a branch of Tantra is called Chin-achara, or the Chinese way. Taoism ...

Ancient Taoist rituals thrive in modern era - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:15

Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Ancient Taoist rituals thrive in modern era
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Taoism is one of the oldest of China's native religions, and its teachings are still part of the daily lives of millions of people. It can be traced to a 6th-century BC text written by Laozi, the “Dao De Jing” or “Tao Te Ching.” The writings of “Tao Te ...

Evangelical Alternative Medicine - First Things (blog)

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:09

Evangelical Alternative Medicine
First Things (blog)
This is surprising in part because “many CAM providers make religious or spiritual assumptions about why CAM works, assumptions inspired by selective interpretations of multifaceted religious traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism (Daoism) ...

Consultative council urges MPs to oppose PAS Bill - The Star Online

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 02:57

The Star Online

Consultative council urges MPs to oppose PAS Bill
The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) has once again urged Members of Parliament to oppose PAS' Private Member's Bill. "As the Bill will have far-reaching ...
Interfaith group tells MPs to reject RUU355Malay Mail Online

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Oldest image of Taoism god found in ancient tomb - ecns

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 01:29

ecns

Oldest image of Taoism god found in ancient tomb
ecns
An image of the Taoism god Dongwanggong (King of the East) has been found on a mirror unearthed from Emperor Liu He's tomb in Jiangxi. The Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology said experts have confirmed this is the earliest ...

Lessons from Daoism - Huffington Post

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:01

Huffington Post

Lessons from Daoism
Huffington Post
Daoism, also known as Taoism, is an ancient Chinese philosophy based on the writings of Lao-Tzu that advocates simple living and harmony with nature. Dao is the process of reality itself, the way things come together, while still transforming. All this ...

Chinese Communists intensify religious persecution, according to ... - Acton Institute (blog)

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 13:05

Acton Institute (blog)

Chinese Communists intensify religious persecution, according to ...
Acton Institute (blog)
A disturbing new report from Freedom House shows how widespread religious persecution is in China. Titled “The Battle for China's Spirit,” this report looks at ...
Religious suppression creates 'black market' for believers in China ...The Globe and Mail

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Cultural heritage gets 10 more ticks - The Standard - Hong Kong Standard (press release)

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 16:01

Hong Kong Standard (press release)

Cultural heritage gets 10 more ticks - The Standard
Hong Kong Standard (press release)
Intangible cultural heritage generally covers areas such as oral tradition, performing arts, rituals, festivals, folk practices and crafts - put simply, things like music, ...

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Religious controls in China's intensified under Prez Xi: Report - Hindustan Times

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 05:34

Hindustan Times

Religious controls in China's intensified under Prez Xi: Report
Hindustan Times
The report analysed the status of seven religious groups accounting for some 350 million people – Chinese Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Tibetan Buddhism and Falun Gong (banned in China since 1999). China officially recognises ...
Focusing on religious oppression in China misses the big picture - KXLF.com | Continuous News | Butte, MontanaKXLF Butte News
As atheist China warms to the Vatican, religious persecution 'intensifies' - KBZK.com | Continuous News | Bozeman ...KBZK Bozeman News

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Alan Watts on Psychotherapy East & West - Patheos (blog)

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 06:21

Patheos (blog)

Alan Watts on Psychotherapy East & West
Patheos (blog)
In this 1961 classic, Watts demonstrates his deep understanding of both Western psychotherapy and the Eastern spiritual philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, Vedanta, and Yoga. He examined the problem of humans in a seemingly hostile universe in ways ...

Rock version of Tao Te Ching to mark anniversary - Global Times - Global Times

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 04:53

Global Times

Rock version of Tao Te Ching to mark anniversary - Global Times
Global Times
Workers arrange rocks carved with the text of the Tao Te Ching on Wangwu Mountain in Jiyuan City, Central China's Henan Province, Feb. 24, 2017. The Tao Te ...

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Real illusion: Incredible rightness of non-being - The New Indian Express

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:42

The New Indian Express

Real illusion: Incredible rightness of non-being
The New Indian Express
Taoism makes negation an affirmation, and vice versa: The Tao that can be named is not the Tao; thus what we call the nameless Tao is also not the Tao. Zen poses the riddle: Where does the hole, which held the water, go when the pitcher is broken?

Charlevoix's Christ Episcopal Church offers Lenten series ... - Petoskey News-Review

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:00

Petoskey News-Review

Charlevoix's Christ Episcopal Church offers Lenten series ...
Petoskey News-Review
CHARLEVOIX–Charlevoix's Christ Episcopal Church will offers a free, weekly Lenten Series. The series will at 5:30 p.m. on consecutive Fridays starting on ...

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