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'Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes' opens at The Ringling - YourObserver.com

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 06:01

YourObserver.com

'Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes' opens at The Ringling
YourObserver.com
... instances where families of the deceased who couldn't afford them would polish earthen ware and ceramics to looks like bronze for burials.” The most recent works in the exhibition reveal a shift in ideology toward Daoism and a fascination with the ...

Don't look down! Woman practices yoga on cliff-edge in C China - Global Times

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 01:44

Global Times

Don't look down! Woman practices yoga on cliff-edge in C China
Global Times
A yogi went through a series of highly difficult poses on the peak of Laojun Mountain, 2,200 meters above sea level in central China's Henan Province on Friday. Photo: Chinanews.com. Laojun Mountain is known for its importance in Taoism, as it was once ...

Will China's spiritual revival benefit the environment? - Scroll.in

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:02

Scroll.in

Will China's spiritual revival benefit the environment?
Scroll.in
In Daoism, a temple is called a guan (观) which essentially means observatory, where you look at the stars and observe heaven. There is no division between the physical and the spiritual world. That's probably why Chinese religions place a big emphasis ...

China photo of the day: Martial arts - gbtimes

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 05:48

gbtimes

China photo of the day: Martial arts
gbtimes
Over 200 women gathered under the statue of Lao Tzu to practice Tai Chi in Luoyang City, Henan Province. Tags: China snapshot · photography · Lao Tzu · taoism · Daoism · Laojun Mountain · Luoyang city · Henan Province · statue · twitter · facebook ...

Thinking of Malaysia as an Islamic state ― Part 6 | Greg Lopez ... - Malay Mail Online

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 19:40

Malay Mail Online

Thinking of Malaysia as an Islamic state ― Part 6 | Greg Lopez ...
Malay Mail Online
JULY 6 ― Part 5 identified (based on Charles Taylor's conceptualising of the secular state) that the secular state differed fundamentally from an Islamic state on ...

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Local author's new book offers hope for social justice | Shelf Life ... - Lawrence, Kansas (blog)

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 23:14

Lawrence, Kansas (blog)

Local author's new book offers hope for social justice | Shelf Life ...
Lawrence, Kansas (blog)
I am hopeful that this 4th of July has inspired more than just a feeling of patriotism or nationalism. I am hopeful that it has instead encouraged hope for social ...

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Local author's new book offers hope for social justice - Lawrence Journal World (blog)

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 23:02

Lawrence Journal World (blog)

Local author's new book offers hope for social justice
Lawrence Journal World (blog)
I picked up the book because I thought it offered an easy way to learn about Taoism. And while I did learn a bit about Taoism, what became more important was the daily practice of reading a meditation and contemplating it. As I journeyed through that ...

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Art of Japan and Hiroshige: A Different Mirror - Modern Tokyo Times

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 17:21

Modern Tokyo Times

Art of Japan and Hiroshige: A Different Mirror
Modern Tokyo Times
This reality also applies to Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism within the complex reality of Japanese culture. Of course, some of these philosophical concepts have been shaped by China apart from Shintoism that is indigenous. Despite this ...

Run to the Water: Your Best Self is Waiting Here - Total Croatia News

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 07:27

Total Croatia News

Run to the Water: Your Best Self is Waiting Here
Total Croatia News
Ritual washing or blessings are incorporated into many faiths, including – 'Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Islam Bahá'í Faith, Shinto, Taoism, and the Rastafari movement' (source: Wikipedia). Native Americans consider water sacred ...

Letters: How science and religion intertwine - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 18:30

Letters: How science and religion intertwine
New Zealand Herald
In reply to David Carman's letter (June 28), I'd like to say, Christianity is not the only religion in this world. There is Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islamism, Taoism and many others, plus the fact that there are factions within each religion, so ...

Victor Hugo: Five things you didn't know about the author of Les Miserables - The Independent

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 06:44

The Independent

Victor Hugo: Five things you didn't know about the author of Les Miserables
The Independent
Hugo is venerated as a saint in the Vietnamese religion of Cao Dai, which blends Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The religious movement was founded in 1926, four decades after his death, with the French writer one of the first among ...

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Holy Buddhist Warrior Monk and Japanese Art: Benkei (1155-1189) - Modern Tokyo Times

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 17:00

Modern Tokyo Times

Holy Buddhist Warrior Monk and Japanese Art: Benkei (1155-1189)
Modern Tokyo Times
This applies to the school of Shingon Buddhism, the esoteric nature of this faith, rich heritage of Shintoism, the Tendai Buddhist faith and the great philosophy of Taoism that emanates from China. Therefore, the yamabushi were not just mysterious holy ...

Victor Hugo's strange cure for writer's block and 8 things you didn't ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:06

Telegraph.co.uk

Victor Hugo's strange cure for writer's block and 8 things you didn't ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Eminent French author Victor Hugo is best known for his Romantic writings, with his first novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame cementing his place in the literary ...
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Daoism: China's green religion - Late Night Live - ABC Radio ... - ABC Online

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 23:20

ABC Online

Daoism: China's green religion - Late Night Live - ABC Radio ...
ABC Online
Could the resurgence of an ancient philosophy turn China into an environmental superpower?

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Daoism: China's green religion - ABC Online

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 23:16

Daoism: China's green religion
ABC Online
With the US shrinking from the Paris Agreement, all eyes are on China to become the world leader on climate change. How China balances economic growth with environmental responsibility, could change the environmental trajectory of the entire planet.

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Word on the street: How did you learn Chinese? - Taiwan News

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 08:09

Taiwan News

Word on the street: How did you learn Chinese?
Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Many consider Chinese to be one of the hardest languages to learn for Westerner, indeed the Defense Language Institute rates Mandarin a level 4, the highest category on its language learning difficulty scale. Taiwan News went to ...

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Trust us, you've NEVER seen this before - ESPN.com - ESPN

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 07:33

ESPN

Trust us, you've NEVER seen this before - ESPN.com
ESPN
One day, 12 MLB games. We watched them all to see if the old baseball bromide is true: that every time you go to the park, something happens that hasn't ever ...

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community events - Sault This Week

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:16

community events
Sault This Week
TAI CHI: The Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, a registered charity run mainly by volunteers, will practice in Bellevue and Clergue parks during July and August, intending to bring the benefit of Taoist Tai Chi to all. Anyone interested in learning ...

How the Vietnamese cult of heroes promotes nationalism in politics - HuffPost

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:31

HuffPost

How the Vietnamese cult of heroes promotes nationalism in politics
HuffPost
Among the Kinh – the main ethnic group in Vietnam – Buddhism, Daoism and Christianity have co-existed alongside traditional religions and beliefs that often involve hero cults. Welsh-anni/Wikimedia, CC BY-ND. Cao Dai temple in Tay Ninh, Vietnam.

'Detention' Gameplay News: Horror Survival Game Coming to PS4 - Christian Post

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:51

Christian Post

'Detention' Gameplay News: Horror Survival Game Coming to PS4
Christian Post
"Detention" is a narrative-driven survival horror game that incorporates religious elements from Asian culture, particularly Taoism and Buddhism. Although its gameplay is simple, Red Candle Game makes sure that the title can make players' hair stand on ...