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Community News and Notes - Zanesville Times Recorder

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 13:24

Zanesville Times Recorder

Community News and Notes
Zanesville Times Recorder
William Lekan of New Concord presented a poster, The Philosophy and History of Daoism, at the recent Ovation Festival. Marietta College. Layne Archer of Duncan Falls graduated with a bachelor's degree in organizational communication. Moriah Carson of ...

The bear necessities - gulfnews.com

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:18

gulfnews.com

The bear necessities
gulfnews.com
It combines the teachings of Winne the Pooh with those of Taoism, the philosophical teachings that were developed in China thousands of years ago. You might be thinking that it sounds crazy to compare the adventures or a little fictional bear to Taoism ...

Vietnam's spirit mediums revive once forbidden ritual - The Independent

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 19:13

The Independent

Vietnam's spirit mediums revive once forbidden ritual
The Independent
It draws from elements of Taoism, Buddhism and animism. During rituals, spirit mediums dance to loud folk music while appearing to transform themselves into different characters from legend and history. They display changing personalities as if ...

A quick getaway to China's Danxia Shan geopark offers great views, good walking – and a few giggles - South China Morning Post

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 05:01

South China Morning Post

A quick getaway to China's Danxia Shan geopark offers great views, good walking – and a few giggles
South China Morning Post
There are also trails through hilltop forest, where you can find remnants of a time when Danxia Shan was a thriving centre of Buddhism and Taoism. These include an abbot's tomb, and the Snow Grotto Temple, which was carved into a small cliff.

Why embracing darkness could help you see the light - ABC Online

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 20:37

ABC Online

Why embracing darkness could help you see the light
ABC Online
Some followers of Taoism, Dzogchen and other schools of Tibetan Buddhism practice "dark retreats", where they spend time, ranging from hours to months, in complete darkness. And even the early ascetic Christians used darkness in the form of solitary ...

Homemade Zen garden low maintenance - Statesman Journal

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 00:23

Homemade Zen garden low maintenance
Statesman Journal
Influenced by Taoism, the gardens manifested the myth about five islands in the ocean where eight immortals lived in harmony with nature. The design caught on in Japan, and in the Muromachi Period from 1185 to 1573, gardens evolved to encompass the ...

Chinese attitudes towards gay rights - The Economist (blog)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 01:52

The Economist (blog)

Chinese attitudes towards gay rights
The Economist (blog)
Taoism regarded homosexual sex as neither good nor bad, while Confucianism, by encouraging close relations between master and pupils, is sometimes thought to have indirectly encouraged it. China's greatest novel, “The Dream of the Red Chamber”, ...

Brand Shaolin's Indian genes - The Hindu

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 03:38

The Hindu

Brand Shaolin's Indian genes
The Hindu
At any given time of the year, busloads of tourists visit the Shaolin temple — the home of Kung Fu and Chan or Zen Buddhism. Despite the usual cacophony, inevitable wherever legions of travellers visit a world heritage site, the overall atmosphere at ...

Brand Shaolin's Indian genes - The Hindu

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 12:22

The Hindu

Brand Shaolin's Indian genes
The Hindu
... spanning nearly two hours, is also a money-spinner. Set against the backdrop of towering cliffs, a live performance by more than 600 artists narrates the story of Zen Buddhism — a harmonious combination of Mahayana Buddhism and China's Taoism.

Belief vs Practice - Patheos (blog)

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 07:30

Patheos (blog)

Belief vs Practice
Patheos (blog)
Zen Buddhism in particular comes from Chan Buddhism in china, which itself is a fusion of Buddhism and Taoism. There are even sub-sects of different kinds of Zen Buddhism for example the Rinzai and Soto sects. I am not a Zen Buddhist, but from what I ...

Will China's spiritual revival benefit the environment? - chinadialogue

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:23

chinadialogue

Will China's spiritual revival benefit the environment?
chinadialogue
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 ...

Communist Party of China expels member for participating in ... - Daily News & Analysis

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 05:15

Daily News & Analysis

Communist Party of China expels member for participating in ...
Daily News & Analysis
The Communist Party of China (CPC) from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region expelled its member for participating in religious activities.

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How China would help soften impact if Trump abandons Paris climate accord - South China Morning Post

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:15

South China Morning Post

How China would help soften impact if Trump abandons Paris climate accord
South China Morning Post
“China is the place where the environmental consequences of economic growth are felt the most, in the form of a lack of clean air and contaminated soil and water,” said Miller, who wrote China's Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable ...

Jack Ma relies on Chinese philosophies for Alibaba's success - The Australian Financial Review

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:02

The Australian Financial Review

Jack Ma relies on Chinese philosophies for Alibaba's success
The Australian Financial Review
Daoism is about harmony within a society or the yin and yang, while Buddhism is about tolerance and accepting others, even if they are from a different religion. "Collectivism is the key mindset in China," he says. "That means people sacrifice ...

Bring tranquility to the landscape by building your own Zen rock garden - Coos Bay World

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:14

Coos Bay World

Bring tranquility to the landscape by building your own Zen rock garden
Coos Bay World
Influenced by Taoism, the gardens manifested the myth about five islands in the ocean where eight immortals lived in harmony with nature. The design caught on in Japan, and in the Muromachi Period from 1185 to 1573 gardens evolved to encompass the ...

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A Sky Full of Gods and Buddhas - Atlas Obscura

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:06

Atlas Obscura

A Sky Full of Gods and Buddhas
Atlas Obscura
The octogenarian was once a butcher, but now every day he comes to the rocky slope full of statues of Buddha and gods from many religions, though mostly Buddhism and Taoism, where he sweeps away leaves and burns incense as an offering. Wong first ...

Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain launches Presidential Villa - HospitalityBizIndia

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 01:35

Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain launches Presidential Villa
HospitalityBizIndia
Drawing on the region's roots as the birthplace of Taoism to offer a one-of-a-kind historical journey, Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain resort has launched a Presidential Villa that embodies Taoist elements of achieving harmony with nature and the vision ...

Vietnam's spirit mediums revive once forbidden ritual - AOL

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:12

AOL

Vietnam's spirit mediums revive once forbidden ritual
AOL
It draws from elements of Taoism, Buddhism and other religions. During rituals, spirit mediums dance to loud folk music while appearing to transform themselves into different characters from legend and history. They display changing personalities as if ...

Vietnam's spirit mediums revive ritual once forbidden by ruling Communist Party - The Japan Times

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:11

The Japan Times

Vietnam's spirit mediums revive ritual once forbidden by ruling Communist Party
The Japan Times
It draws from elements of Taoism, Buddhism and other religions. Vietnamese medium Pham Ha Thanh prepares to perform at a Hau Dong ceremony at Chau De Tu temple in Thanh Hoa province on May 15. | REUTERS. During rituals, spirit mediums dance to ...

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There's a new anti-ageing gin but we're just not that convinced - Metro

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 01:01

Metro

There's a new anti-ageing gin but we're just not that convinced
Metro
Look up the basis of Taoism if you don't believe me. And why shouldn't we obsess over youth? Being older doesn't make you irrelevant but surely we all want to look and feel our best for as long as possible? It should, therefore, come as no surprise to ...