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Causes of evil - What various religions believe - Jamaica Gleaner

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 01:07

Causes of evil - What various religions believe
Jamaica Gleaner
This shortened list would include Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Confucianism, Sikhism, and Taoism, among others. One common thread among these religions is that there is a distinct separation between good and evil, with each of them ...

New Afrocentric bookstore promotes big ideas in a small space - Akron Beacon Journal

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 21:39

Akron Beacon Journal

New Afrocentric bookstore promotes big ideas in a small space
Akron Beacon Journal
Long said he's clocked 15,000 hours of research into spiritual and health-related studies, from Christianity and Western medicine to Taoism and other Eastern philosophies. Now, he's giving weekly lectures about his learnings at FEEYD, along with almost ...

Bollywood's 'Panda' meets giant pandas in Sichuan - Yahoo Finance

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:27

Yahoo Finance

Bollywood's 'Panda' meets giant pandas in Sichuan
Yahoo Finance
One of the most important events on Khan's itinerary in Sichuan was watching a performance of tai chi on Mount Qingcheng, an important center of Taoism. To learn more about the ancient art, he held in-depth exchanges with the master of the Qingcheng ...

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Okay, Computer: Some Drinking Implied - Indiana Daily Student

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:54

Indiana Daily Student

Okay, Computer: Some Drinking Implied
Indiana Daily Student
That rule works, because it's easy to remember and plays off the Wachowskis' inclination toward half-baked references to Jean Baudrillard and Daoism. It will also absolutely destroy anyone brave enough to watch “The Matrix Reloaded.” The work that goes ...

China's great awakening - Financial Times

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:19

Financial Times

China's great awakening
Financial Times
Since assuming office in late 2012, President Xi Jinping has overseen a propaganda campaign promoting traditional belief systems such as Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism. Propaganda, however, is not the source of the religious revival Johnson ...

Picture Of Religious Harmony On Subway Goes Viral - Opposing Views

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:27

Opposing Views

Picture Of Religious Harmony On Subway Goes Viral
Opposing Views
A photo of a Hasidic couple sitting next to a Muslim woman on a New York City subway has gone viral. The ph...

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Father to Five - Richmond magazine (blog)

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:57

Richmond magazine (blog)

Father to Five
Richmond magazine (blog)
If Taoism is about “just being,” the Tao of Pop means being an empathetic and responsible parent beyond bloodlines. I know this because my Pop is not my biological father, but my stepfather. Though I didn't inherit his chromosomes, I've had his ...

Libraries fuel love of reading - Danville Commercial News

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 08:30

Danville Commercial News

Libraries fuel love of reading
Danville Commercial News
If you wanted to learn more about life in East Asia, you could read a history of the Ming Dynasty, a book on Taoism or a cookbook featuring recipes for pad thai. You could even read a novel written by someone from that part of the world. The universe ...

From zombie parades to Stranger Things: why is our culture obsessed with monsters? - New Statesman

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 03:51

New Statesman

From zombie parades to Stranger Things: why is our culture obsessed with monsters?
New Statesman
As the many tributes made clear, Alexander was a brilliant and unconventional editor whose methods derived from Chinese Taoism: he achieved miracles while appearing to practise wu wei, or “do nothing”. In fact, Alexander operated instinctively ...

The Mists of Scorsese's Silence - The American Interest

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 09:17

The American Interest

The Mists of Scorsese's Silence
The American Interest
The obscuring mists in shan shui paintings are meant to evoke awe at the hidden mysteries of the universe—a reaction that was cherished in the Taoism that influenced the style. In The Tao of Chinese Landscape Painting, Wucius Wong writes that seeing ...

Turkey's referendum could hand power on a plate to President Erdogan - New Statesman

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 19:04

New Statesman

Turkey's referendum could hand power on a plate to President Erdogan
New Statesman
As the many tributes made clear, Alexander was a brilliant and unconventional editor whose methods derived from Chinese Taoism: he achieved miracles while appearing to practise wu wei, or “do nothing”. In fact, Alexander operated instinctively ...

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A significant Friday for five million Malaysians - The Star Online

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 19:20

The Star Online

A significant Friday for five million Malaysians
The Star Online
Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) chairman Jagir Singh said it would be a great opportunity for all Malaysians to unite in prayer. “It will be a time to bond and pray for our peace and ...

'The Souls Of China' Documents Country's Dramatic Return To ... - WPPB

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:21

South China Morning Post

'The Souls Of China' Documents Country's Dramatic Return To ...
WPPB
When the writer Ian Johnson made his first trip to China in the mid-1980s, he says religious life seemed to be dead. There were few worshippers left in a country ...
Return of religion to China since the death of Mao documented in ...South China Morning Post

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'The Souls Of China' Documents Country's Dramatic Return To Religion - KRVS

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:20

'The Souls Of China' Documents Country's Dramatic Return To Religion
KRVS
Now he says the country is experiencing a dramatic return to religion with roughly a quarter of the country embracing Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Islam and other faiths. Johnson explores this resurgence in a new book called, "The Souls Of China ...

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A Ruist (Confucian) Lyricist Reflects upon Daoism to Commemorate Zhu Xi's Death - Huffington Post

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 08:16

Huffington Post

A Ruist (Confucian) Lyricist Reflects upon Daoism to Commemorate Zhu Xi's Death
Huffington Post
Despite sharing similar philosophical vocabularies, Ruism and Daoism are oriented towards fundamentally different worldviews. Philosophical Daoism represents a primitivist critique of all projects aiming for higher human civilization. Therefore, in ...

How Taoists Found Their Way To a Young Audience - Sixth Tone

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 23:38

Sixth Tone

How Taoists Found Their Way To a Young Audience
Sixth Tone
Last month, Shanghai's City God Temple played host to a solemn congregation gathered in celebration of the birth of Laozi, an ancient philosopher widely known as the founder of Chinese Taoism. The ceremony was held on the 15th day of the second month ...

How Taoists Found Their Way To a Young Audience - Sixth Tone

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 23:38

How Taoists Found Their Way To a Young Audience
Sixth Tone
Last month, Shanghai's City God Temple played host to a solemn congregation gathered in celebration of the birth of Laozi, an ancient philosopher widely known as the founder of Chinese Taoism. The ceremony was held on the 15th day of the second month ...

Ian Johnson on Religion in China, Past and Future - The Diplomat

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 13:05

The Diplomat

Ian Johnson on Religion in China, Past and Future
The Diplomat
One of the first places I went to was the White Cloud Temple because I wanted to explore China's indigenous religion, which is Taoism. When I went there in 1984, it was really small, much smaller than it is today. This was of course just eight years ...
China's Unlikely Religious RevivalAsia Society (blog)

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Was Bo Diddley a Buddha? - New York Times

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 03:20

New York Times

Was Bo Diddley a Buddha?
New York Times
The idea, dominant in Taoism and Zen, is that one should try to find the natural way of doing something and then simulate, or align oneself to it, as opposed to forcing it. For example, the butcher should carve the animal at its joints, not in ...

The Two Wolves - The Good Men Project (blog)

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 13:31

The Good Men Project (blog)

The Two Wolves
The Good Men Project (blog)
In the Chinese philosophy of Taoism, Yin symbolizes negativity, passivity, the feminine element of nature, the moon, shadow, the hidden, the nebulous, the north side of the hill. Correspondingly, Yang stands for positivity, energy, the male element of ...