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Beauty And The Beast Censorship Attempt Shows The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of LGBT Rights In Malaysia - Huffington Post

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:03

Huffington Post

Beauty And The Beast Censorship Attempt Shows The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of LGBT Rights In Malaysia
Huffington Post
Other religious groups in Malaysia have mostly been silent on the issue, but the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism has officially spoken against discrimination and violence towards LGBT people.

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Filmmaker turns taboos into dialogue - The Hindu

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:42

The Hindu

Filmmaker turns taboos into dialogue
The Hindu
Ms. Huang, 39, says she also felt like an outsider due to her family's unconventional lifestyle. From the age of six, she and her younger sister worked in the capital Taipei with her mother as part of her duties as a priestess for Taoism —Taiwan's ...

Christian Persecution in China on the Rise: Report - The Epoch Times

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:45

The Epoch Times

Christian Persecution in China on the Rise: Report
The Epoch Times
The campaign, carried out by organized groups of students Mao called the Red Guards, targeted the adherents of religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and others. Countless temples, historical sites, books, and priceless ...

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Taiwan director's courageous tale of family strife - Daily Mail

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:48

Daily Mail

Taiwan director's courageous tale of family strife
Daily Mail
From the age of six, she and her younger sister worked in the capital Taipei with her mother as part of her duties as a priestess for Taoism -- Taiwan's dominant religion. The family specialised in a ritual called "leading the dead," a song and dance ...

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Ancestor worship ceremony commemorates Laozi in E China - Chinadaily USA

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 03:29

Chinadaily USA

Ancestor worship ceremony commemorates Laozi in E China
Chinadaily USA
Dressed in traditional Han clothing, hundreds of Taoists pay respect to Laozi, the founder of Taoism. The ceremony also marks the start of the Seminar on Laozi and Taoism Culture, which is attended by more than 1,000 scholars and Taoists from both ...

Lecture: Sufi Jewish Spiritual Existentialism of Martin Buber with David Brahinsky - Planet Princeton

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:53

Planet Princeton

Lecture: Sufi Jewish Spiritual Existentialism of Martin Buber with David Brahinsky
Planet Princeton
It moves us to where Taoism, Zen, Jnana Yoga, The Gurdjieff Work, Esoteric Christianity, Sufism and, of course, the Baal Shem Tov (from whom he received his greatest inspiration) moves us. And yet, like every instance or form of such inspiration, it ...

Constance Wu Says Media Should Know the Difference Between Asians And Asian-Americans - NextShark

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:13

NextShark

Constance Wu Says Media Should Know the Difference Between Asians And Asian-Americans
NextShark
“We're not all just talking Taoism and kung fu ― some people are just trying to get over their breakup with their boyfriend, and they're Facebook stalking.” Wu's latest project, which is written and directed by Asian-Americans and stars an all-Asian ...

What a Buddhist Monk Taught Xi Jinping - New York Times

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:15

New York Times

What a Buddhist Monk Taught Xi Jinping
New York Times
Mr. Xi was a pragmatist, but evidence also points to his being motivated by genuine respect for traditional Chinese faiths, such as Buddhism, Taoism and folk religion. He became a regular visitor to Linji, helping to dismantle bureaucratic hurdles ...

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Constance Wu: Asians And Asian-Americans Are Not The Same ... - Huffington Post

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 05:33

Huffington Post

Constance Wu: Asians And Asian-Americans Are Not The Same ...
Huffington Post
The "Fresh Off the Boat" actress gets real about racial stereotypes in TV and film in an interview with Allure magazine.

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Attachment - Huffington Post

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 22:16

Attachment
Huffington Post
Visualize yourself blindfolded in a swimming pool. You are fairly certain that the edge of the pool is within arm's reach, so you're desperately flailing and struggling to grab onto it. You are exhausted, anxious to give your tired arms and legs a ...

Milan audiences touched by Shen Yun's profound message - NTD.TV - New Tang Dynasty Television

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:58

New Tang Dynasty Television

Milan audiences touched by Shen Yun's profound message - NTD.TV
New Tang Dynasty Television
“The message is harmony and sweetness, which in this ravaged world is very needed. Also the discipline, I can see that everyone is flawlessly coordinated to ...

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An Inside Look at China's Remarkable Religious Resurgence - ChristianityToday.com

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:34

ChristianityToday.com

An Inside Look at China's Remarkable Religious Resurgence
ChristianityToday.com
Under Mao Zedong's dictatorship, Christianity, Buddhism, and Taoism suffered persecution and near-extinction. In recent decades, however, they have each made an astounding comeback. In The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, Ian ...

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An Inside Look at China's Remarkable Religious Resurgence ... - ChristianityToday.com

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:34

ChristianityToday.com

An Inside Look at China's Remarkable Religious Resurgence ...
ChristianityToday.com
Under Mao Zedong's dictatorship, Christianity, Buddhism, and Taoism suffered persecution and near-extinction. In recent decades, however, they have each ...

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Free poetry reading by Michael Sheffield at Sonoma Valley library - Sonoma Index-Tribune

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 19:47

Sonoma Index-Tribune

Free poetry reading by Michael Sheffield at Sonoma Valley library
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Buddhism, Taoism and Animism practices offers me guidance, as well.” As a docent naturalist for Jack London and Sugarloaf state parks, Sheffield enjoys interacting with his community, and also gives seminars in writing and contemplative nature walks.

Church News viewpoint: Specific prayers - Deseret News

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 16:34

Deseret News

Church News viewpoint: Specific prayers
Deseret News
A young man from Malaysia was studying at a university in Australia when two missionaries knocked on the door of the house he shared with other students. He was impressed with one particular part of their message — that God had contacted man, “that ...

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Decoding Colorado bumper stickers for when you're stuck in traffic - The Denver Channel

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 19:56

The Denver Channel

Decoding Colorado bumper stickers for when you're stuck in traffic
The Denver Channel
S – This is a Chinese yin-yang symbol, which has importance in Taoism. T – The cross is used to represent Christianity. Go Higher you can't seem to go a block in Denver without coming across a marijuana-related bumper sticker. One variation shows the ...

Enormous cake celebrates birth anniversary of Taoism founder - Global Times

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 22:49

Global Times

Enormous cake celebrates birth anniversary of Taoism founder
Global Times
Over 10,000 people gathered around the world's highest bronze statue of Lao Zi (604-531 BC), an ancient Chinese philosopher and the founder of Taoism, on Lao Junshan Mountain in Henan province on March 12. The crowd assembled to celebrate the ...

Letter: Karma will catch up to those who tempt it - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:54

Letter: Karma will catch up to those who tempt it
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
Many offer up the law of karma which is a spiritual principle of cause and effect that is strongly represented in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Taoism. Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion is like a definition of karma. "For every action ...

The Orgasm Gap: Why Some People Orgasm More Than Others & Why Orgasms Are So Misunderstood - Collective Evolution

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:36

Collective Evolution

The Orgasm Gap: Why Some People Orgasm More Than Others & Why Orgasms Are So Misunderstood
Collective Evolution
I believe sex can be used as a tool to deepen our inherent love and connection to one another through practicing tantra, which is Sanskrit for 'woven together,' and Taoism. Both tantra and Taoism encourage different methods of creating and building ...

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