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Thousands protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan - The Star Online

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 08:51

Thousands protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan
The Star Online
But opponents of the call argue that the rituals are a crucial element of their religious traditions. Taoism and Buddhism are the predominant faiths in Taiwan, each with millions of followers and with worship centring around temple visits and festival ...

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'Tao of Bill Murray' analyzes actor's public clowning - Manhattan Mercury (subscription)

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 08:08

'Tao of Bill Murray' analyzes actor's public clowning
Manhattan Mercury (subscription)
How this relates to Taoism (an ancient Chinese religion) is not really explained, but that doesn't matter much unless you are a comparative religion professor. It is sort of a philosophy of living, and it's not a bad one. It helps, if you're trying to ...

China's communists: Atheism mandatory for members - WND.com

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:30

WND.com

China's communists: Atheism mandatory for members
WND.com
Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after nearly three decades with the Associated Press, as well as several Upper Midwest newspapers, where he covered everything from legislative battles and sports to tornadoes and homicidal survivalists. He is also a ...

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The Art of Self-Discipline - The Good Men Project (blog)

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:31

The Good Men Project (blog)

The Art of Self-Discipline
The Good Men Project (blog)
With the ensuing few months, to find out if I could pass my written exam, I learned much and put all that I found out into doing the best I could with my writing. I also learned about Taoism during this period. It helped me to understand how to live a ...

Latin American Herald Tribune - Thousands in Taiwan Mark ... - Latin American Herald Tribune

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:21

Latin American Herald Tribune - Thousands in Taiwan Mark ...
Latin American Herald Tribune
TAIPEI – Thursday marks a key – and painful – date for millions of practitioners of Falun Gong spirituality, 18 years after the Chinese government began a violent ...

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Why the U.S. Needs to Understand Chinese Philosophy | Best ... - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:16

U.S. News & World Report

Why the U.S. Needs to Understand Chinese Philosophy | Best ...
U.S. News & World Report
China's growing global importance makes it imperative for the U.S. to understand the country's thought processes.

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The Tao of Western journalists understanding Eastern traditions via The New York Times - GetReligion (blog)

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:04

GetReligion (blog)

The Tao of Western journalists understanding Eastern traditions via The New York Times
GetReligion (blog)
It's not often a news story or feature geared toward the general public mentions the indigenous Chinese religion known in the West as Taoism (also spelled Daoism), but The New York Times managed to produce one last week. So how'd America's newspaper ...

God with Chinese characteristics - HuffPost

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 08:46

God with Chinese characteristics
HuffPost
He notes that a recent Internet meme mocked calls for greater Sinicization of religion by demanding that Daoism, which originated in China, be more Chinese. Fulton anticipates that foreign engagement is going to be increasingly difficult to pull off ...

Why the US doesn't understand Chinese thought – and must - WTOP

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 22:17

Why the US doesn't understand Chinese thought – and must
WTOP
Unfortunately, very few universities in the United States teach traditional Chinese philosophies such as Confucianism or Daoism. Why not? And why should we care? There are at least three reasons that the lack of Chinese philosophy instruction in U.S. ...

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Stop Separating Your Life Into Chapters - HuffPost

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:16

HuffPost

Stop Separating Your Life Into Chapters
HuffPost
I lived in China from 2015 to 2017. Those two amazing years provided me with in depth knowledge about Chinese lifestyle that helped me to open new horizons and experiment all sorts of emotions. The list of “what I have learned” is just getting bigger ...

The Alan Watts Video That Will Make You Reassess Everything You've Been Told About Life - Collective Evolution

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:55

Collective Evolution

The Alan Watts Video That Will Make You Reassess Everything You've Been Told About Life
Collective Evolution
If you are a fan of Alan Watts and his eloquent interpretation of Eastern Philosophy, then you may enjoy his take on what awakening really means, according to Buddhism and Taoism, and explained in his calming and humble voice. Mr. Watts defines ...

Lose religion or face censure, top China official tells Communist Party members - Hindustan Times

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:17

Hindustan Times

Lose religion or face censure, top China official tells Communist Party members
Hindustan Times
China is officially an atheist country but the CPC-run government recognises five religions: Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Protestantism and Catholicism. Under China's Constitution, citizens have the liberty to follow a religion of choice but in reality ...
Party members told to give up religion for Party unity or face punishmentGlobal Times

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What Liu Xiaobo's Grisly Prison Death Tells Us About Free Speech in Xi's China - Newsweek

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:34

Newsweek

What Liu Xiaobo's Grisly Prison Death Tells Us About Free Speech in Xi's China
Newsweek
This socialist vision contrasts sharply with that of market liberalism, which holds that freedom is not the purpose of order; it is the essential means to an emergent or spontaneous order. In the terms of traditional Chinese Taoism, freedom is the ...
Liu Xiaobo: A Voice of FreedomCato Institute (blog)
Remembering Liu Xiaobo: Analyzing censorship of the death of Liu Xiaobo on WeChat and Weibo - The Citizen LabCitizen Lab

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Forget Kamasutra, These 3 Chinese Intimate Positions Are Easy And Would Absolutely Heighten The Pleasure Of Love ... - Daily Bhaskar

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:08

Daily Bhaskar

Forget Kamasutra, These 3 Chinese Intimate Positions Are Easy And Would Absolutely Heighten The Pleasure Of Love ...
Daily Bhaskar
Here, we elaborate 3 love making positions mentioned in Taoism- the ancient Chinese tradition, that have been used for sexual therapy and healing by couples. They play on the concept of Ying and Yan. Accordingly, Ying & Yang imbalanced energy is ...

Liu Xiaobo: A Voice of Freedom - Cato Institute (blog)

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:49

Cato Institute (blog)

Liu Xiaobo: A Voice of Freedom
Cato Institute (blog)
In the terms of traditional Chinese Taoism, freedom is the source of order. Simply put, voluntary exchange based on the principle of freedom or nonintervention, which Lao Tzu called “wu wei,” expands the range of choices open to individuals. Denying ...
Liu Xiaobo - Statement: I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement - Nobelprize.orgNobelprize.org

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Chinese Taoist Association marks 60th anniversary - Xinhua

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:32

Xinhua

Chinese Taoist Association marks 60th anniversary
Xinhua
... and to help implement Party policies on religious work. Yu also hoped Taoists would train more people to help guide the development of Taoism, and instill more confidence in Chinese culture and Taoist traditions to support world peace and wellbeing.

Vietnamese culture of ancestor veneration and worship - A travel note - Merinews

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 22:38

Merinews

Vietnamese culture of ancestor veneration and worship - A travel note
Merinews
Although most Vietnamese people would say that they are Buddhists, but, in fact, their religion appears to also be a fusion of Chinese beliefs, Confucianism, Taoism, ancestor worship and animism. One tradition central to Vietnamese life and death ...

IBRAHIM MAGU: The fall guy in a face off - Vanguard

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 01:13

Vanguard

IBRAHIM MAGU: The fall guy in a face off
Vanguard
In Taoism, the word “Magu” means something quite powerful: the transcendent and immortal divinity of life, who protects the sacred order of the universe, and the female principle. It is like “Ala” – the female goddess of the earth and protector of life ...

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Can police have religious tattoos, asks former police volunteer - Free Malaysia Today

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:00

Free Malaysia Today

Can police have religious tattoos, asks former police volunteer
Free Malaysia Today
“I know some Chinese religious traditions such as Taoism which also use tattoos and this is perfectly okay. The officers with them are still in service.” Khen urged police to clearly and quickly explain whether any exceptions would be made for those ...

China's Religious Revival Fuels Environmental Activism - New York Times

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:10

New York Times

China's Religious Revival Fuels Environmental Activism
New York Times
President Xi Jinping has championed the study of Chinese traditions, including Taoism and Confucianism, in part to counter the influence of Western ideas in Chinese society. Mr. Xi, in articulating the so-called Chinese dream, has called for a return ...

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