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Chinese-born artist Stephen Zhang captures the moment with his large-scale watercolor paintings - Dallas News

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 18:38

Chinese-born artist Stephen Zhang captures the moment with his large-scale watercolor paintings
Dallas News
Zhang grew up in China, where he was influenced by Chinese Daoism. He has won awards from the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the American Portrait Society. San Cheang, director of art education at the gallery, says Artists Showplace ...

What Impact Does Your Chinese Zodiac Sign Have on Your Life ... - HowStuffWorks NOW

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:36

HowStuffWorks NOW

What Impact Does Your Chinese Zodiac Sign Have on Your Life ...
HowStuffWorks NOW
Does the Chinese zodiac really influence people's lives? Learn more about astrology, psychology and destiny in this HowStuffWorks Now article.

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Discovering Kuala Lumpur's Gay Scene and More - Passport Magazine

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 04:07

Discovering Kuala Lumpur's Gay Scene and More
Passport Magazine
... shows that approximately 60% of the population practice Islam, but Malaysia's multi-religious society comprises people of many other faiths including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and traditional Chinese religions such as Confucianism and Taoism.

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Musicians from East and West come together for Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Chinese New Year concert - Toronto Star

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 01:04

Toronto Star

Musicians from East and West come together for Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Chinese New Year concert
Toronto Star
“My aim as a composer was to express the essence of Taoism in musical form,” Ho said. “Music of this kind is not intended for entertainment purposes nor does it court popularity. It is to guide listeners in reaching spiritual wholeness and connect with ...

World interfaith harmony week | Media for Freedom - Media For Freedom (press release) (blog)

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 15:09

World interfaith harmony week | Media for Freedom
Media For Freedom (press release) (blog)
The first week of February is a United Nations-designated World Interfaith Harmony Week first celebrated at the UN in 2012. The Week arose from a resolution ...

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'I wasn't being brave. I was saving my baby.' - Albuquerque Journal

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 19:32

Albuquerque Journal

'I wasn't being brave. I was saving my baby.'
Albuquerque Journal
Jim said he draws on Taoism for strength. “If I fill my heart with anger, guilt and despair, in the end it will only lead to my own demise,” he said. “If I fill my heart with love and appreciation of the time I had with her, then I can go on and be the ...

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(Dis)Solving the Controversy - Greater Kashmir

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:37

Greater Kashmir

(Dis)Solving the Controversy
Greater Kashmir
Major world religions are not dependent on the view that God exists – Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism, Confucianism, Hinduism, all are largely compatible with silence regarding personal God – and mystical traditions talk about Godhead (Absolute/Void) rather ...

Subscribe to Print: - Reader's Digest

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:00

Reader's Digest

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Reader's Digest
Contemplative traditions from Buddhism to Taoism believe that presence of mind promotes health and longevity; Blackburn and her colleagues now suggest that the ancient wisdom might be right. One study of 239 healthy women found that those whose ...

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Irish UFC star Aisling Daly announced her retirement from MMA citing a brain 'abnormality' - The Irish Sun

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 15:22

The Irish Sun

Irish UFC star Aisling Daly announced her retirement from MMA citing a brain 'abnormality'
The Irish Sun
... to others coming behind me both male and female.” 'The Bash' leaves behind an impressive record of 16-6 and can be proud of her. She signed off with a quote from the father of Taoism, Lao Tzu: “New Beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”.

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A time to break down, and a time to build: the beauty of midwinter - New Statesman

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 11:37

New Statesman

A time to break down, and a time to build: the beauty of midwinter
New Statesman
The cruellest winter is as much part of regeneration as any season of abundance.

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Ancient Jade and Copper Sex Toys and Drinking Vessels Reveal Randy Chinese Royals - Ancient Origins

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 18:57

Ancient Jade and Copper Sex Toys and Drinking Vessels Reveal Randy Chinese Royals
Ancient Origins
The presence of wine vessels plus the sex toys point to an enjoyment of the pleasures of the flesh in ancient China—home of the spiritual, theological, and philosophical systems of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Curator Zhang told IFL Science ...

The long (and enlightened) path of Rick Titan, the man behind 'fake' Razor Ramon - ESPN

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 14:17

ESPN

The long (and enlightened) path of Rick Titan, the man behind 'fake' Razor Ramon
ESPN
Titan poses with Dr. John Martini, whose guidance and knowledge of Buddhism and Taoism helped lead Titan to a successful post-wrestling career in life coaching and motivational speaking. Courtesy of Rick Titan. "At the end of it all, I was about 30 ...

Cubs' Matt Szczur shows off his artistic side - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Tribune

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 13:35

Chicago Tribune

Cubs' Matt Szczur shows off his artistic side - Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
The Cubs outfielder will auction a couple of paintings at a bone marrow fundraiser Friday in his hometown in New Jersey.

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From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam surprises and delights - Chicago Sun-Times

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:00

Chicago Sun-Times

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam surprises and delights
Chicago Sun-Times
The uniquely Vietnamese religion includes elements of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. A mural depicts three of its saints: Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen, French writer Victor Hugo and Vietnamese poet Nguyen Binh Khiem. The Caodaist Great ...

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Where to find the best 'tikoy' in town - Inquirer.net

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 17:18

Inquirer.net

Where to find the best 'tikoy' in town
Inquirer.net
While searching for the best tikoy in town, I learned from Joseph Tiu how the interesting tradition of tikoy-eating began. He learned this story from his grandfather, Tiu Kim Hok, a native of Xiamen, China. In Chinese mythology and in Taoism, the ...

OU celebrations of Chinese New Year offer fun, cultural experience - The Oklahoma Daily

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 08:03

The Oklahoma Daily

OU celebrations of Chinese New Year offer fun, cultural experience
The Oklahoma Daily
“The family is the organizing principle in China,” Bell said. “So in Chinese religions — Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism — all support the importance of the family.” Lin also said the holiday is an important family gathering and tradition. "The ...

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Kobe Bryant, Smush Parker and reconciliation: A love story - FanSided

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:21

FanSided

Kobe Bryant, Smush Parker and reconciliation: A love story
FanSided
Smush will remember that, and when Kobe offers him two books, the first of which is Practical Taoism and Sage-Burning Basics, the emotional barriers will come down. Smush will feel safe. He'll feel less secure when he opens the hollowed-out book and a ...

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7 Last Minute Getaways for Chinese New Year – That's Guangzhou - That's Online (registration)

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 03:15

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7 Last Minute Getaways for Chinese New Year – That's Guangzhou
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Itching to get away, but have yet to find an adventure that meets your eye? Here are seven last minute trips you can still jump on.

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7 Last Minute Getaways for Chinese New Year - That's Online (registration)

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 03:11

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7 Last Minute Getaways for Chinese New Year
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On the way back, visit Wuyuan at Yantian Ancience Camphor Tree Folk-Custom Garden, a Chinese village with deep cultural roots. You will also be able to touch base with ancient Chinese Taoism. Jan 29 8am-Feb 1 7pm; RMB1,850 per person, OK, Deal!

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The rooster's bumpy ride to fame - China Post

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:11

China Post

The rooster's bumpy ride to fame
China Post
According to ancient folklore, long ago, the Jade Emperor — the supreme deity of Taoism — set out to select 12 animals to be his guards. But the combative King Rooster was initially ruled out for failing to make a significant contribution to mankind ...