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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
That's Online (registration)
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

That's Online (registration)

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

Weekly Book List, January 27, 2017 - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 20:34

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Weekly Book List, January 27, 2017
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence by Sonja Schillings (Dartmouth College Press/University Press of New England; 302 pages; $40). Draws on legal, theological, and other realms in a study of hostis humani generis (enemy of all ...

WHAT I'VE LEARNED SERIES: Brice Wilkinson - Winona Daily News

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:03

Winona Daily News

WHAT I'VE LEARNED SERIES: Brice Wilkinson
Winona Daily News
Taoism and Buddhism are good faiths, I think. Those would be my two favorite faiths. Taoism is a philosophy that comes from China. It's thousands of years old. And it says to live life and take life just as it comes. You don't try to swim straight ...

Lynnwood Library lecture series focuses on world religions - The Daily Herald

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 05:35

The Daily Herald

Lynnwood Library lecture series focuses on world religions
The Daily Herald
His usual course in world religions through Osher runs 8-10 hours and covers other faiths such as Judaism, Chinese religion (a combination of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism) and Mormonism. A list of his courses is on his personal website, ...

Interfaith Fellowship of Fort Smith focuses on commonalities - Times Record

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 02:59

Times Record

Interfaith Fellowship of Fort Smith focuses on commonalities
Times Record
Unitarian Universalism is a congregation of Judaism, Islam, atheism, agnosticism, Hindu, Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity and many more. Formed in 1961, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) was a consolidation of the American Unitarian ...

Daoist Liu An Accidentally Invented Tofu - The Epoch Times

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 00:30

The Epoch Times

Daoist Liu An Accidentally Invented Tofu
The Epoch Times
Liu An, the King of Huainan (in today's Anhui provinces) lived in the Western Han Dynasty. He was keen on practicing Daoism through which he accidentally invented Tofu more than 2,100 years ago. Liu An spent a fortune to host many talented people to ...

Nothing Holy: A Zen Primer - Lion's Roar

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 14:29

Nothing Holy: A Zen Primer
Lion's Roar
The Chinese had long cherished their own twin traditions of Confucianism and Taoism and were resistant to ideologies introduced by barbarians from beyond the borders of the “Middle Kingdom.” There was also a severe linguistic challenge for the Chinese ...

Make Wishes and Spread Love in Guangdong - Yahoo Finance - Yahoo Finance

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:03

Yahoo Finance

Make Wishes and Spread Love in Guangdong - Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance
The Chinese New Year is usually viewed as the best time for people to make wishes for themselves and their families, especially in Southern China's ...

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Humble fowl flies from grassroots to greatness - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:06

Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Humble fowl flies from grassroots to greatness
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Celebrities born in the Year of the Rooster includes philosopher Mencius, Taoism founder Laozi, great historian Sima Qian, poet Su Dongpo, Prince Philip, former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, artist Yoko Ono, pop star Britney Spears, Hollywood ...

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Hong Kong is not America, so keep religion out of politics - South China Morning Post

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 05:04

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong is not America, so keep religion out of politics
South China Morning Post
The vast majority of the 7.3 million who live in this city follow Chinese traditional religious beliefs, which can be a mishmash of Taoism, Buddhism, folklore-based faith and ancestor worship. Official estimates put the number of Taoists and Buddhists ...

'Detention' video game relives Taiwan's White Terror era - Taiwan News

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 05:00

'Detention' video game relives Taiwan's White Terror era
Taiwan News
The game incorporates religious elements based on Taiwanese/Chinese culture and mythology, as well as religious themes from Taoism and Buddhism. In the scene-setting of the first 20 minutes, a boy falls asleep in class, waking up to find his school ...

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Trump: The True New Maoist - The Diplomat

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:07

The Diplomat

Trump: The True New Maoist
The Diplomat
Mao, it is claimed, was influenced by the gnomic utterances of Daoism, with their waves of opposing statements mapping out a level of truth beyond the truth mostly known and striven for by humans. Trump simply seems immune to the empirical world that ...