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May the Fourth Be With You: An Inside Look At The Religious Influence For The Jedi - World Religion News

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 21:00

World Religion News

May the Fourth Be With You: An Inside Look At The Religious Influence For The Jedi
World Religion News
But let's break down how the Jedi are a combination of Taoism and Buddhism. The Jedi believe there is a balance in the universe between two opposing forces, the light side and dark side. Taoism does not believe in a deity, but in a balance between two ...

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Reason still reigns supreme - The Telegraph India

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 14:35

The Telegraph India

Reason still reigns supreme
The Telegraph India
Taoism or Daoism - a religion rooted in Chinese customs - is said to have been founded by Laozi around 500-600 BC. (In India, we knew him as Lao Tse, always pictured as an old man with a white beard.) An official Chinese website says that historians ...

Touching history at Weaverville's Frontier Day - The Trinity Journal

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 07:17

The Trinity Journal

Touching history at Weaverville's Frontier Day
The Trinity Journal
Explore the temple's intricate architecture and design, while being introduced to Taoism and the fascinating role the Chinese played in early settlement history. Across the street, the Highland Art Center meadow offers time-period crafts, activities ...

Drew Alum Earns Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize - Drew Today

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 14:23

Drew Today

Drew Alum Earns Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize
Drew Today
May 2018 – Drew Theological School graduate Thomas Millary earned the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize for a paper on ecstatic naturalism. Millary, who last year earned a master of arts at the Theological School, received the award at the 8th Annual Congress ...

Taoist Tradition Stirs Controversy for Chinese Science Institute - Sixth Tone

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 07:57

Sixth Tone

Taoist Tradition Stirs Controversy for Chinese Science Institute
Sixth Tone
Taoism can be traced back thousands of years and has its roots in nature worship. It is regaining popularity among millennials and celebrities in China, with many practitioners turning to age-old traditions — from dieting and meditation — to detoxify ...
China's top science institute apologized for kicking off a nuclear project with religious ritesQuartz

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Taoist Tradition Stirs Controversy for Chinese Science Institute - Sixth Tone

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 07:57

Sixth Tone

Taoist Tradition Stirs Controversy for Chinese Science Institute
Sixth Tone
Taoism can be traced back thousands of years and has its roots in nature worship. It is regaining popularity among millennials and celebrities in China, with many practitioners turning to age-old traditions — from dieting and meditation — to detoxify ...
China's top science institute apologized for kicking off a nuclear project with religious ritesQuartz

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2 Chinese nuclear scientists suspended for failing to stop 'pseudo-scientific' Taoist ritual - AsiaOne

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 05:15

AsiaOne

2 Chinese nuclear scientists suspended for failing to stop 'pseudo-scientific' Taoist ritual
AsiaOne
Such rituals are closely linked with Taoism, which claims to use the concept of feng shui, or geomancy, to harmonize an object's energy force with its surrounding environment. The earliest techniques for these rituals are more than 3,500 years ...

2 nuclear scientists suspended for failing to stop Taoist ritual - China.org.cn

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 22:11

2 nuclear scientists suspended for failing to stop Taoist ritual
China.org.cn
Such rituals are closely linked with Taoism, which claims to use the concept of feng shui, or geomancy, to harmonize an object's energy force with its surrounding environment. The earliest techniques for these rituals are more than 3,500 years ...

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5 minutes with... A tianqiuping vase commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor - Christie's

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 08:09

Christie's

5 minutes with... A tianqiuping vase commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor
Christie's
'Qianlong was a devout Buddhist,' explains Tsang, 'but he was also a follower of Daoism, which is all to do with longevity and the wish to find the elixir of long life.' In addition to Buddhist motifs on the neck across the vase, we can see an emblem ...

Former Nike creative director on her novel athleisure label and the philosophy behind it - South China Morning Post

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:32

Former Nike creative director on her novel athleisure label and the philosophy behind it
South China Morning Post
“The brand is called Wone, pronounced won,” Kristin Hildebrand, referring to her line of minimal women's performance wear, launched earlier this month. The American fashion designer left her job as creative concept director at Nike two years ago and ...

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China's holy sites list on the stockmarket - Floating lotuses - The Economist

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:50

The Economist

China's holy sites list on the stockmarket - Floating lotuses
The Economist
BENEATH a lustrous 33-metre bronze statue of Guanyin, the Buddhist bodhisattva of mercy, a young monk on Mount Putuo tallies the cash donated by visiting faithful: “Daily, anywhere between tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of yuan,” he says ...

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Kanye West, Donald Trump and the power of Taoism's 'dragon energy' - NorthJersey.com

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:55

NorthJersey.com

Kanye West, Donald Trump and the power of Taoism's 'dragon energy'
NorthJersey.com
What do musician Kanye West and White House resident Donald Trump have in common? They both rap? Nah. They both have daughters named Ivanka? Nyet. They both scared the hooey out of Taylor Swift and recorded albums called “My Beautiful Dark ...
What Is Dragon Energy? Donald Trump Has It, Kanye West SaysNewsweek
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Tai Chi Chuan brings 'balanced' life to 93-year-old woman in US - China.org.cn

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 02:03

China.org.cn

Tai Chi Chuan brings 'balanced' life to 93-year-old woman in US
China.org.cn
The concept of Tai Chi (supreme ultimate) appears in both Taoist and Confucian Chinese philosophy, where it represents the fusion or mother of yin and yang into a single ultimate, represented by the Tai Chi Tu symbol. Tai Chi Chuan theory and practice ...

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Kanye West says he loves Trump because they're both 'dragon energy' — here's what that means - Business Insider

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:05

Business Insider

Kanye West says he loves Trump because they're both 'dragon energy' — here's what that means
Business Insider
Taoism itself is a religious and philosophical tradition that was born in China about 2,000 years ago, and dragons are a popular symbol in Chinese culture — although there's no sign West's dragon energy is connected to Taoism or to Chinese tradition.
April 25, 2018 - TwitterTwitter
Kanye West Has Had 'Explosive' Fights with Kris Jenner & Kim Kardashian Can't 'Control' Him: SourcesPEOPLE.com

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10000 Xinjiang students recite classics to promote traditional culture - Global Times

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:43

10000 Xinjiang students recite classics to promote traditional culture
Global Times
Hundreds of primary school students in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region recited classic text from Chinese ancient philosophical works recently to promote traditional culture. Over 100 primary school students in Han Dynasty (206BC ...

John Osburg to receive a Carnegie Fellowship : NewsCenter - University of Rochester (press release) (blog)

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:37

University of Rochester (press release) (blog)

John Osburg to receive a Carnegie Fellowship : NewsCenter
University of Rochester (press release) (blog)
John Osburg, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester, has been named to the 2018 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Osburg is ...

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Feature: Tai Chi Chuan brings "balanced" life to 93-year-old woman in US - Xinhua

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 05:08

Feature: Tai Chi Chuan brings "balanced" life to 93-year-old woman in US
Xinhua
The concept of Tai Chi (supreme ultimate) appears in both Taoist and Confucian Chinese philosophy, where it represents the fusion or mother of yin and yang into a single ultimate, represented by the Tai Chi Tu symbol. Tai Chi Chuan theory and practice ...

The Last Art Show at Silent Barn Is an Education in Skincare - Bedford + Bowery

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:17

Bedford + Bowery

The Last Art Show at Silent Barn Is an Education in Skincare
Bedford + Bowery
If you're even slightly interested in skincare, it would be hard to ignore the current popularity of K-beauty, or Korean cosmetics and skincare products such as ...

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Classy Classes: RELIGST 1 offers modern perspectives on religion - The Stanford Daily

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:02

The Stanford Daily

Classy Classes: RELIGST 1 offers modern perspectives on religion
The Stanford Daily
The instructors hope to provide a systematic framework for understanding the ways religion influences the world. They have set aside one week each for studying the beliefs and practices of the six religions and four weeks for comparing common themes ...

Mourners pay tribute to officer killed by truck - Hong Kong Standard (press release)

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:03

Mourners pay tribute to officer killed by truck
Hong Kong Standard (press release)
A senior constable who was killed last month while handling a traffic accident on the East Kowloon Corridor was laid to rest in Gallant Garden yesterday. Dozens of police officers and principal officials, including Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet ...

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