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Your Favourite Mortician: Dancing For the Dead - Cultured Vultures

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 01:30

Cultured Vultures

Your Favourite Mortician: Dancing For the Dead
Cultured Vultures
Originally they were just flower carts being dragged behind a coffin, going from temple to temple to pay respects to the mishmash of God's contrived from the presence of Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Christianity in Taiwanese culture. Over time ...

Jamal's antics becoming an embarrassment to Umno - Malaysiakini - Malaysiakini (subscription)

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 19:40

Jamal's antics becoming an embarrassment to Umno - Malaysiakini
Malaysiakini (subscription)
Clever Voter: Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Mohd Yunos is part of the establishment and it's hard to separate him as an individual from the ruling party.

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Shizhu Mountain in China's Fuzhou - China.org.cn

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 02:57

China.org.cn

Shizhu Mountain in China's Fuzhou
China.org.cn
Although it is a Taoist Holy Mountain, it is home to all three dominant religions in China: Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. The mountain has 128 scenic spots, featuring temples, caves, stones and towers, among which, Shizhu Temple, Lion Rock and ...

Inter-faith publication to be given to Unesco, Singapore News & Top ... - The Straits Times

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 17:03

Inter-faith publication to be given to Unesco, Singapore News & Top ...
The Straits Times
A publication by the inter-faith community in Singapore will be presented to Unesco in September, and is said to be the first of its kind in the world.. Read more at ...

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Multiculturalism a cornerstone of S'pore identity: Ong Ye Kung ... - TODAYonline

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 11:12

Multiculturalism a cornerstone of S'pore identity: Ong Ye Kung ...
TODAYonline
SINGAPORE — The sense of being a Singaporean cannot be divorced from being multicultural and celebrating that fact, Minister for Education (Higher ...

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Taoist temple sees fewer pilgrims as Christianity spreads - Global Times

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 08:50

Global Times

Taoist temple sees fewer pilgrims as Christianity spreads
Global Times
The small temple he helped build, enshrining a number of "djinns" from Taoist saints and regional goddesses, doesn't receive as many as worshippers in recent years compared to when it was built in 2001. Taoism originated in China more than 1,800 years ...

Journey to Ilha Formosa - The Korea Times - Korea Times

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 04:19

Journey to Ilha Formosa - The Korea Times
Korea Times
Not only do I love to travel, but I also love to share my travel anecdotes with anybody who listens. This article is about a trip to Taiwan, which used to be ...

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Taoist Tai Chi instructors get blood flowing while teaching stillness ... - Sentinel-Tribune

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 02:07

Sentinel-Tribune

Taoist Tai Chi instructors get blood flowing while teaching stillness ...
Sentinel-Tribune
Taoist Tai Chi classes moved to the Bowling Green Community Center in January and are seeing a growth in popularity.

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She fought a masked intruder in her daughter's bedroom. Then he fired a gun - The Independent

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 20:10

The Independent

She fought a masked intruder in her daughter's bedroom. Then he fired a gun
The Independent
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 ...

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

Subscribe to Print:
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 ...