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Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea taught Pagan path to many | The Wild ... - The Wild Hunt

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:43

The Wild Hunt

Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea taught Pagan path to many | The Wild ...
The Wild Hunt
TWH — Writer Kat Kimbriel was 16 years old when she read the first three Earthsea novels by Ursula K. Le Guin, the acclaimed science fiction/fantasy writer who died Jan. 22 at the age of 88, and who long ago had become an inadvertent teacher for many ...

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Fly away - Jakarta Post

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:04

Jakarta Post

Fly away
Jakarta Post
Fly away Followers of Buddhism, Taoism and Kong Hu Cu (Confucianism) set free 888 munia birds at Tien Kok Sie Temple in Pasar Gede, Surakarta, Central Java, on Sunday. Called Pao Oen, the ritual is performed as a plea for God's forgiveness and is part ...

Group questions relevance of AGC's Syariah division after apex court ruling - The Sun Daily

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 06:00

The Sun Daily

Group questions relevance of AGC's Syariah division after apex court ruling
The Sun Daily
PETALING JAYA: The interfaith council yesterday hit out at the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) over the setting up of a Syariah and Harmonisation of Law division, claiming it was a lopsided department meant to help the Muslim community. The Malaysian ...

Wife of former Saints player describes his 'battered mind' in New ... - NOLA.com

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 07:49

NOLA.com

Wife of former Saints player describes his 'battered mind' in New ...
NOLA.com
Safety Rob Kelly, a second-round pick in 1997, played four seasons in New Orleans.

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Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three to Release 'High Magick' Memoir - Loudwire

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:18

Loudwire

Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three to Release 'High Magick' Memoir
Loudwire
Magick is an incredibly deep, meaningful, spiritual tradition that equals the Eastern practices of Buddhism and Taoism in beauty. It's an ancient discipline that lets you literally change reality by working with the divine energies of creation.” Echols ...

Is Star Wars abandoning the ideals that created it? - Bam! Smack! Pow!

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:10

Bam! Smack! Pow!

Is Star Wars abandoning the ideals that created it?
Bam! Smack! Pow!
It is no secret that Star Wars has a heavy Eastern influence when it comes to stories and characters. Star Wars creator George Lucas has been very open about how his films were influenced by Japanese cinema and storytelling. Lucas was heavily ...
CNN: Was 'The Last Jedi' officially Buddhist or a dose of Hollywood existentialism?GetReligion (blog)
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Likely to Drop First Ad During Super BowlHollywood Reporter
Andy Serkis Teases Snoke's Possible Return in 'Star Wars: Episode 9'/FILM
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Respect court decision on conversion case, Muslim group told - The Malaysian Insight

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:52

The Malaysian Insight

Respect court decision on conversion case, Muslim group told
The Malaysian Insight
AN interfaith group and a lawyer have urged an Islamic pressure group to stay out of the Federal Court ruling on the unilateral conversion of M. Indira Gandhi's three children. The Malaysian Consultative Council on Buddhism, Christianity, Sikhism and ...

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Lives: Raymond M. Smullyan *59 - Princeton Alumni Weekly

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:06

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Lives: Raymond M. Smullyan *59
Princeton Alumni Weekly
... me a bachelor of arts degree, based partly on courses I had never taken, but had successfully taught, such as calculus. I then went to Princeton University for my Ph.D. in mathematics in 1959.” A long teaching and writing career followed, with ...

The age of ambivalence - Global Times

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 07:29

The age of ambivalence
Global Times
The event also uses yübu, dance steps used in ancient Taoism rituals featured by moving forward and backward at the same time, as the Chinese theme, hoping to illustrate to the audience the importance of looking for a new way of cultural thinking. Gong ...

Where are the Muslims? — Faris Iskandar Abdul Rahman - Malay Mail

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 06:36

Where are the Muslims? — Faris Iskandar Abdul Rahman
Malay Mail
FEBRUARY 1 — It's not something new to hear cases involving conflict of religions in Malaysia such as the recent Indira Gandhi's case of religious conversion on children. Then I came across a group called Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism ...

Chinese Christians Can't Celebrate Laba Festival? - China Christian Daily

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:28

Chinese Christians Can't Celebrate Laba Festival?
China Christian Daily
The purpose of the sacrifice was to express thanks for the protection of ancestors and grace from the spirits, as well as pray for harvest in the coming year. Second is the cultural influence of Buddhism. Because Buddhism didn't do well in China at ...

CNN: Was 'The Last Jedi' officially Buddhist or a dose of Hollywood existentialism? - GetReligion (blog)

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:09

GetReligion (blog)

CNN: Was 'The Last Jedi' officially Buddhist or a dose of Hollywood existentialism?
GetReligion (blog)
In the '70s and '80s, the interstellar saga explored Eastern traditions, mainly Buddhism and Taoism, just as many "spiritual, but not religious" dabblers were doing the same. At the turn of the millennium, "Star Wars" caught the McMindfulness craze ...

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Court: Both parents must consent to child's conversion - The Star Online

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 23:03

The Star Online

Court: Both parents must consent to child's conversion
The Star Online
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has set aside the unilateral conversion of kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi's three children to Islam, ruling that both parents must give consent beforehand. In a landmark decision, the five-man Bench, chaired by Court ...
Apex court's ruling on unilateral conversion a victory for all Malaysians, interfaith group saysMalay Mail
NGO, interfaith body urge police to reunite Indira with daughterFree Malaysia Today
Interfaith group wants Putrajaya to expedite reconversion of Indira Gandhi's childrenThe Malaysian Insight
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Amit Khanna: Mahatma and anarchy - Gulf Today

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:33

Gulf Today

Amit Khanna: Mahatma and anarchy
Gulf Today
Much before he turned a Mahatma, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a strong proponent of anarchy. Anarchy is a political school of thought which aspires for a stateless society based on voluntary self-governance. Over centuries, many philosophers — like ...

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China Focus: Chinese culture wins more hearts overseas - Xinhua

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 06:29

China Focus: Chinese culture wins more hearts overseas
Xinhua
"It is a story that has caused me to spend countless hours researching the Chinese culture and Taoism with the hope of getting a perfect understanding about the basics," she said in a post on fictionpress.com. As early as the 1980s, Chinese kung fu ...

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Interfaith group wants Putrajaya to expedite reconversion of Indira Gandhi's children - The Malaysian Insight

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 04:02

The Malaysian Insight

Interfaith group wants Putrajaya to expedite reconversion of Indira Gandhi's children
The Malaysian Insight
The Malaysian Consultative Council on Buddhism, Christianity, Sikhism and Taoism president, R.S. Mohan Shan, said the council would like to request that the children be reconverted to their original religion. “The police should also help get back her ...
NGO, interfaith body urge police to reunite Indira with daughterFree Malaysia Today
Malaysia's apex court declares unilateral conversion to Islam unlawfulTODAYonline

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Jamaica-born academic bridges connection to China through art - Jamaica Gleaner

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 01:01

Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica-born academic bridges connection to China through art
Jamaica Gleaner
The 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing, China, was a high point in the journey of Jamaican artist Bryan McFarlane. He was not only proud because of the exploits of the Jamaican athletes, led by Usain Bolt, but also because McFarlane himself received a ...

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Tough questions posed at dialogue - The Straits Times

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 17:02

The Straits Times

Tough questions posed at dialogue
The Straits Times
... the Taoist Federation's Master Chung Kwang Tong explained that the practice is more a result of Chinese tradition rather than religious beliefs. When Taoism became an organised religion in the late Han dynasty, the Chinese had already been offering ...

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The spiritual message hidden in 'Star Wars' - CNN

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 23:16

CNN

The spiritual message hidden in 'Star Wars'
CNN
You could argue that "The Last Jedi," telegraphs its spiritual debts to Buddhism. When Rey is meditating, she touches the ground, mirroring an iconic image of the "earth-touching" Buddha. And, as an astute colleague noticed, a mosaic pool a Jedi temple ...

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The spiritual message hidden in 'Star Wars' - WTVA

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 20:03

WTVA

The spiritual message hidden in 'Star Wars'
WTVA
In the '70s and '80s, the interstellar saga explored Eastern traditions, mainly Buddhism and Taoism, just as many "spiritual, but not religious" dabblers were doing the same. At the turn of the millennium, "Star Wars" caught the McMindfulness craze ...

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