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Religious controls in China's intensified under Prez Xi: Report - Hindustan Times

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 05:34

Hindustan Times

Religious controls in China's intensified under Prez Xi: Report
Hindustan Times
The report analysed the status of seven religious groups accounting for some 350 million people – Chinese Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Tibetan Buddhism and Falun Gong (banned in China since 1999). China officially recognises ...
Focusing on religious oppression in China misses the big picture - KXLF.com | Continuous News | Butte, MontanaKXLF Butte News
As atheist China warms to the Vatican, religious persecution 'intensifies' - KBZK.com | Continuous News | Bozeman ...KBZK Bozeman News

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Alan Watts on Psychotherapy East & West - Patheos (blog)

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 06:21

Patheos (blog)

Alan Watts on Psychotherapy East & West
Patheos (blog)
In this 1961 classic, Watts demonstrates his deep understanding of both Western psychotherapy and the Eastern spiritual philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, Vedanta, and Yoga. He examined the problem of humans in a seemingly hostile universe in ways ...

Rock version of Tao Te Ching to mark anniversary - Global Times - Global Times

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 04:53

Global Times

Rock version of Tao Te Ching to mark anniversary - Global Times
Global Times
Workers arrange rocks carved with the text of the Tao Te Ching on Wangwu Mountain in Jiyuan City, Central China's Henan Province, Feb. 24, 2017. The Tao Te ...

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Real illusion: Incredible rightness of non-being - The New Indian Express

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:42

The New Indian Express

Real illusion: Incredible rightness of non-being
The New Indian Express
Taoism makes negation an affirmation, and vice versa: The Tao that can be named is not the Tao; thus what we call the nameless Tao is also not the Tao. Zen poses the riddle: Where does the hole, which held the water, go when the pitcher is broken?

Charlevoix's Christ Episcopal Church offers Lenten series ... - Petoskey News-Review

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:00

Petoskey News-Review

Charlevoix's Christ Episcopal Church offers Lenten series ...
Petoskey News-Review
CHARLEVOIX–Charlevoix's Christ Episcopal Church will offers a free, weekly Lenten Series. The series will at 5:30 p.m. on consecutive Fridays starting on ...

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Classic arrangement - Global Times

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:44

Global Times

Classic arrangement
Global Times
All the stones will be placed before March 12, the day that marks the 2,588th anniversary of the birth of Lao Zi (Lao Tze), founder of Taoism and author of the Tao Te Ching, the universal Taoist text book written in only 5,284 ancient Chinese ...

NBN unites musical trio; Ben Lee promotes religious tolerance - The Australian

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:02

The Australian

NBN unites musical trio; Ben Lee promotes religious tolerance
The Australian
I was born Jewish, studied Taoism in my 20s, had a Hindu wedding, studied esoteric Christianity and mystical Islam in my 30s and worked closely with Tibetan Buddhist monks preserving their culture.” The album will be released next Friday.

A Hindu & A Buddhist Walk Into A Marriage: What Is The World Made Of? - Patheos (blog)

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 07:37

Patheos (blog)

A Hindu & A Buddhist Walk Into A Marriage: What Is The World Made Of?
Patheos (blog)
I have a background in western philosophy but also eastern philosophy. I've studied a great deal of Buddhism in particular but I consider myself Taoist. Of course, I don't think Taoism and Buddhism have any mutually exclusive parts so I really consider ...

Five-Animal Frolics - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:54

Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Five-Animal Frolics
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Some historians have pointed out that animal-imitating exercises in the country could date back to around 300 BC when Chuang-tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher and key representative of Taoism wrote in his book that “walking like a bear and stretching ...

Lao-Tzu, father of Daoism and Chinese philosophy - gbtimes

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:45

Lao-Tzu, father of Daoism and Chinese philosophy
gbtimes
Whether he was a real person or an amalgamation of several philosophers, the school of Daoism (also written Taoism) had still managed to become synonymous with him by 100 BCE. This was in part thanks to the Dao De Ching, a collection of 81 classical ...

Selfishness will lead to misery - The Register-Guard

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:12

Selfishness will lead to misery
The Register-Guard
Steve Bowers' Feb. 20 letter is a continuation of a discussion 2,000 years old. Daoism was a reaction to Confucianism, which gave every citizen a place and a duty. Daoism said the best government is the least government. Daoists were also against ...

Chatham Superintendent Reports HIB Incidents are Up; Expounds ... - TAPinto.net

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:34

TAPinto.net

Chatham Superintendent Reports HIB Incidents are Up; Expounds ...
TAPinto.net
Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa reported on HIB incidents and the religion curriculum in his February newsletter to Chatham parents published on ...

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The Church of the Force - Patheos (blog)

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:32

The Church of the Force
Patheos (blog)
What the Star Wars light/dark Force is like someone read that Taoism has a light and dark nature but assumed that light and darkness had the same cultural meaning in Chinese philosophy as they do in Western philosophy. It's a personal beef I have with ...

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Ben Lee Sings About Islam For The Whole Family | Grateful Web - Grateful Web

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:43

Grateful Web

Ben Lee Sings About Islam For The Whole Family | Grateful Web
Grateful Web
If you consider the current domestic atmosphere of misunderstanding, vitriol and fear, there's no better time for folks to educate themselves and their families.

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5 of the Most Popular Religions Based on Fictional Works - MERRY JANE

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:00

MERRY JANE

5 of the Most Popular Religions Based on Fictional Works
MERRY JANE
Founded in 2005 by journalist Oliver Benjamin, the religion combines elements of Taoism, Epicureanism, and Transcendentalism, under the guiding principle that “life is short and nobody knows what to do about it. So don't do anything about it…that is ...

Feng shui a force to be reckoned with in Hong Kong, shaping homes and even cityscapes - South China Morning Post

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 01:02

South China Morning Post

Feng shui a force to be reckoned with in Hong Kong, shaping homes and even cityscapes
South China Morning Post
The practice originates from Taoism and is perhaps most commonly applied to home furnishings. But in Hong Kong, it is also a principle used to influence cityscapes. The elements which must be kept in balance include water, wood, fire, metal and earth.

How To Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses - Huffington Post

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 20:01

Huffington Post

How To Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Huffington Post
But starting when I was 14 it began a life-long journey into Taoism, Buddhism, and meditation. How did this serve me as an adult? Other than the intangible ways, one of my books “The Power of No”, was published by one of the premium spiritual publishers.

Communism: The Dead-End Path - The Epoch Times

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:49

The Epoch Times

Communism: The Dead-End Path
The Epoch Times
This held just as true under the Soviet Union, which suppressed the Russian Orthodox Church and Catholicism, as it does today under the Chinese Communist Party, which suppresses Western religions as well as Buddhism and Daoism. “The Black Book of ...

Hicks column: Schools should stick to the facts, as should everyone else - Charleston Post Courier

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 07:01

Charleston Post Courier

Hicks column: Schools should stick to the facts, as should everyone else
Charleston Post Courier
Of course, religion played a big role in all that history and the curriculum mentions Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism – even Confucianism. Which, like the rest of history, is apparently pretty Confucian to some adults. There is one ...

Association to mark Laozi's birthday with float parade contest - The Star Online

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 20:33

The Star Online

Association to mark Laozi's birthday with float parade contest
The Star Online
THE Federation of Taoist Associations Malaysia (FTAM) is organising a float parade contest for the first time in Kuala Lumpur to mark the birthday of Laozi on March 12. The aim of the competition was to promote the peaceful philosophy of Taoism, said ...