Monthly Archives: June 2022

Links between Buddhism and Islam

During his ongoing visit to Cambodia, the Secretary General of the Muslim World League (RABITAH) paid courtesy visits to the Supreme Patriarchs of the two Buddhist orders in Cambodia, cementing the good relations between Islam and Buddhism in the Kingdom. During his meeting on Tuesday with Venerable Tep Vong, the Supreme Grand Patriarch of Mahanikaya of Cambodia, Dr Mohammad bin …

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How to celebrate the Celtic tradition of the summer solstice

Trailblazery founder Kathy Scott examines our Celtic connection to the summer solstice, which is celebrated Tuesday, June 21. In Ireland, our ancestors understood the interconnectedness and how we relate to all things. The ancients marked the seasons and cycles of birth, death and rebirth in nature. They honored the eight pivot points of the Wheel of the Year with ritual …

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The textbook controversy in Karnataka

Why has the revision of textbooks in the state aroused opposition from several communities, writers and students? Why has the revision of textbooks in the state aroused opposition from several communities, writers and students? The story so far: A Textbook Review Committee headed by Rohith Chakrathirtha has been set up in Karnataka following a memorandum submitted by the Karnataka Brahmin …

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Nepal rejects US semi-military project

Emboldened by its success in coercing Nepal to ratify the controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) pact in February, the United States undertook the equally difficult task of getting Nepal to join its state partnership program ( PPS). But the ambitious decision to give a military dimension to US-Nepalese relations has turned into a boomerang. In the face of vehement and …

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Sri Lankan students demand the resignation of the government in the face of the crisis

COLOMBO – Thousands of state university students marched in the Sri Lankan capital on Monday to demand the resignation of the president and prime minister due to an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages of essential supplies and disrupted means subsistence and education of the population. Students say President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is responsible for the worst economic crisis since …

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International Yoga Day 2022 Date, Theme, History, Meaning

On December 11, 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21st of June as the International Yoga Day by resolution 69/131. International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness around the world of the many benefits of practicing yoga. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice originating in India. The word “yoga” comes from Sanskrit and means to …

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Coming to the Cummer on June 25

This exhibition will present 67 masterpieces collected by John D. Rockefeller III (1906-1978) and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909-1992), illuminating the cultures and history of Asia. This important collection highlights the ability of art to encourage intercultural dialogue and to influence economic and public policies. The selection of sculptures, bronzes and ceramics ranges from the end of the 6e …

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Zen master Robert Aitken remembers

Robert Aitken was born on this day, June 19, in Philadelphia, 1917. Soon after, the family moved to Hawai’i. He is remembered as one of the first Westerners to be recognized as a Zen master. I happen to reference it by name 139 times on my Monkey Mind blog. Here is an appreciation that I wrote, or more precisely taken …

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Balance of power – The Sun Nigeria

Last week, our attention on this page has been focused on finding solutions to our security challenges. So many solutions offered in line with the known tradition of our release on this page. We don’t just pick flaws to find mistakes, the intention has always been to provide viable answers to our initial challenges. The media have done it, but …

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Singapore-born filmmaker weaves dark twist on family duty in short film

When writer-director Leon Cheo was making his Indeed Rising Voices short film “The 25th Filial Exemplar,” he drew inspiration from old Hollywood films with terrifying portrayals of the parent-child relationship, both classic (“Psycho”) and unintentionally camp (“Mommie Dearest”). But his initial creative spark came from something much closer to home: an article he read about a man in China who …

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Watch Satyajit Ray’s ‘Devi’ amid religious tension in India

As a new stage of religious tension arises in the subcontinent, it was heartening to see Australians warming up to the great Bengali director Satyajit Ray. Although there is an undoubted genius in his cinema, the work has also sparked interest in the wider meaning of Bengal in Bangladesh, India and the subcontinent. For all the latest news, follow the …

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China destroys sustainable ecosystem in Tibet by dumping toxic and ordinary waste: report

The Chinese government is exploiting Tibet by dumping toxic waste in the Himalayan country, destroying its environment. According to reports cited by Tibet Press, Beijing views Tibet as a waste dumping ground rather than a “safe haven” further depriving controlled Tibetan territories of basic methods of sustainable waste disposal. China is also not providing adequate resources to protect the country …

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UVA acquires valuable collection of rare Chinese books

Barbara Heritage, Associate Director and Curator of Rare Book School’s Collections, said: “The Guanhailou Collection offers a broad yet deep look at China’s book culture – not only its technical innovations, which were numerous, but also how the culture of writing, printing, and book-making developed widely in China and then spread to Korea and Japan. Jack Chen, professor of Chinese …

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VP Naidu denounces denigration of any religion

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today stressed the importance of world peace for the progress of humanity and said that ‘terrorism, division and hatred have no place in a civilized society’ . Interacting with students from Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas, Naidu reiterated that Indians are not only proud of their own culture but also respect all …

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Former Xinjiang party chief Chen Quanguo takes new post as deputy chief of central rural labor steering group

Chen Quanguo Photo: ts.cn Chen Quanguo, former secretary of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CPC) Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regional Committee, assumed the post of deputy head of the Central Steering Group of Rural Labor, according to state media. On Tuesday, a symposium on studying and implementing Chinese President Xi Jinping’s directives on issues of agriculture, rural areas and farmers’ livelihoods was …

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A school resource officer provides security on the campus of Newport Harbor High

Office of School Resources Garrett Gergins Being born and raised “in a very religious family” and eventually graduating in biblical studies and theology with a minor in communications, it’s no surprise that 31-year-old Garrett Gergins is “passionate about religion.” But he’s also passionate about his current position: School Resource Officer (SRO) with the Newport Beach Police Department. Without a uniform, …

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Explained: why a senior Google engineer claimed his AI-powered chatbot, LaMDA, is “responsive”

A senior Google engineer has claimed that the company’s artificial intelligence-based chatbot language model for dialog applications (LaMDA) had become “sensitive”. Engineer, Blake Lemoine, posted a blog post calling LaMDA a “nobody” after having conversations with the AI ​​bot on topics including religion, consciousness, and robotics. The claims have also sparked a debate about the capabilities and limitations of AI-based …

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A decade of stargazing on top of the world

* The Ngari Observatory in Tibet celebrated its 10th year on the “roof of the world”, continuing the endless exploration of the sky by the Chinese people. * Thanks to Ngari’s fine and clean atmosphere with much less smoke, dust and water vapour, and low rainfall, the observatory is the highest and best astronomical observation point in the northern hemisphere. …

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Evolution mechanics and new character details revealed

At the end of July 2022, Digimon Survive will be released on most major consoles and before that the game mechanics and story of the game have been explained. Recently, new details on how to evolve Digimons in Digimon Survive have been revealed, including a new character that will be introduced to the game. What is Kemonogami Folklore? “The indigenous …

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Police hand over Swapna Suresh’s lawyer for hurting religious feelings

Kochi/Palakkad: Kerala Police said on Saturday they had registered a non-dischargeable case against a lawyer from Swapna Suresh, charged in a case of smuggling gold through diplomatic channels, for allegedly hurting religious feelings by the through social media. The attorney was facing the case for his May 25 social media post criticizing the attire of a state-run bus driver. This …

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Lama’s heartfelt novel documents a Tibetan family’s exile and ponders the meaning of home

Forced removals, occupations, war, natural disasters and other brutal disruptions are now recognized as responsible for traumas that resonate for generations. Even across decades and distances, people are haunted by the injustices done to their families and communities. The Tibetan writer Tsering Yangzom Lama is among those whose origins weigh heavily on her. In his tender first novel, We measure …

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NOT: It’s still forbidden for Bon Odori

PETALING JAYA: While Sultan Selangor has ordered state religious authorities to allow the Bon Odori festival to continue, the Islamist party PAS remains adamant that Muslims should stay away from the Japanese cultural holiday in Shah Alam. The PAS ulema and the women’s wing have both said Muslims should not attend the July 16 event, saying the Japanese festival contains …

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MOE Does Not Tolerate Discrimination – Love FM

A Rastafarian father, Kevin Pollard, is livid after his son was discriminated against. Pollard explained that her son was rejected by Ladyville Evangelical Elementary School and Ladyville Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School for donning dreadlocks. The managing director of Ladyville Evangelical has since clarified that the boy was unable to register because the registration deadline had passed. But until news time, …

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Come you minds

VScome you spirits are delighted to be the first professional theater company in years to rekindle The Haven amphitheater in Castlecrag with Romeo and Juliet and macbeth from Tuesday 21 to Sunday 26 June 2022. Which are Come you minds?Come you minds is an acting collective based in Sydney’s Lower North Shore and touring NSW giving new voice to the …

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Mumbai: BJP leader Naveen Kumar Jindal issued Bhiwandi Police notice

Naveen Kumar Jindal, former media officer of the Delhi unit of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), was given a formal notice by the Bhiwandi town police in Thane to report to the police station on 15 Jun when hurting religious feelings by making derogatory comments about the Prophet Muhammad. An FIR was registered under Article 295 A (Deliberate and malicious …

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Tamil Nadu to explore Buddhist links for tourism – The New Indian Express

Express press service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Tourism Department will research places related to Buddhism before promoting faith-related tours in the state, Tourism Minister M Mathiventhan said on Wednesday. The decision to conduct more research on Buddhism in Tamil Nadu was made after a team of doctors and others representing the “Mass Movement for Transformation”, a group exploring Buddhist history …

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What does Keep Sweet, Pray and Obey mean? FLDS Terms Guide

Today, a new true-crime documentary series drops on Netflix. Be Gentle: Pray and Obey is a chilling four-part look at the secret Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), a far-right offshoot of mainstream Mormonism. Warren Jeffs led the church for many years as a self-proclaimed prophet before eventually being sentenced to life in prison for child molestation. …

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Peter the Great ordered a beard tax to discourage Russian facial hair!

Peter the Great (1672 – 1725 AD), ruler of the Tsardom of Russia, was so determined to modernize Russia to European standards that he ordered all men to ditch their long overcoats and shave their beards. When his tough stance caused an uproar, he relaxed the rules and introduced a beard tax instead so men would have to pay for …

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India’s ruling party urges officials to tread carefully on religious issues after Islamic nations protest

MUMBAI, June 7 (Reuters) – Leaders of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party on Tuesday urged officials to be “extremely careful” when discussing religion on public platforms after derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad sparked protests from Islamic countries. India’s Muslim minority has felt more pressure on everything from religious freedom to the hijab headscarf under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya …

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The American Council of Learned Societies Announces 2022 Scholars and Recipients of the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

Twenty scholars from around the world recognized for their outstanding research, writing and translations in Buddhist studies NEW YORK, June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Thesis Fellowships, Early Career Research Fellowships, and translation grants in Buddhist studies. Twenty scholars join …

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Muslim nations protest ‘insulting’ comments from Indian party leaders

Several Muslim-majority countries protested comments made by senior officials of India’s ruling party. They accused party officials of making insulting remarks about Islam and Prophet Mohammed. At least five Arab nations have officially protested to Indian diplomats. Neighboring Pakistan and Afghanistan also reacted strongly to remarks made by two officials of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). On …

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Respect for religious freedom ‘vital foreign policy priority,’ says Blinken

A ‘Defend Religious Freedom’ banner hangs above the front door of St. John’s Church in Onawa, Iowa on October 15, 2017. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken released the department’s 2021 report of State on International Religious Freedom on June 2, 2022, in Washington. (SNC Photo by Jerry L Mennenga) WASHINGTON — For US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, respect …

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Bangladesh’s historic coastal mosques are feeling the bite of climate change

Since the 15th century, the “mosque city” of southern Bangladesh, dominated by the imposing brick Sixty Dome Mosque, has been a place of pilgrimage for devout Bangladeshis and tourists alike. “I believe that if I wish for something and visit the mosque, Allah will grant my wish and I will see success in the future,” said Shofik Ahamed, a university …

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Upcoming Price Increases and Visitor Limits in Borobudur – Indonesia Expat

The number of tourists to the Borobudur temple in Central Java will be limited to 1,200 people per day, Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan announced. Along with the limitations on the number of visitors, a new price has been confirmed for a visit to the temple. Foreign tourists will have to pay Rp 1.4 million …

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The alchemical origins of the bain-marie

According to ThoughtCo., the bain-marie is named after Maria the Prophetess, also known as Mary the Jewess. She would have lived between the first and third centuries and would be the first known Western alchemist. Although none of her writings survive, she is often quoted by the 4th-century alchemist Zosimos of Panopolis, and she is universally credited with the inventions …

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Lithium Carbonate Market Size, Scope and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – The Lithium Carbonate Market report is an output of in-depth and expert research on the Lithium Carbonate industry. The Lithium Carbonate Market report explains what the market is all about, market prognosis, several segmentations and all things related to the market. It also examines the primary and secondary market drivers, market share, potential sales volume, …

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CAA will not be implemented in Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday claimed that his government would not implement the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Speaking at a reception to mark the conclusion of his government’s first anniversary celebrations here, he said: “The government has a clear position on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). It will continue. The Chief Minister said that “our country …

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Graduation season is a time for student freedom, not censorship

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! When our nation’s founding fathers wrote the Establishment Clause into the Bill of Rights, they envisioned it as a protective device – a way to protect citizens of a federally mandated religion. In just over two hundred years, it has instead become a weapon often used by government bureaucrats to eradicate any …

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Ask the Clergy: A Look Back at 50 Years of Women Rabbis

June marks the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Rabbi Sally J. Priesand, the first woman in the world to be ordained by a rabbinical seminary, according to the Jewish Women’s Archives. This week’s clergy discuss the progress made by female rabbis over the past half-century and the challenges of achieving full representation and acceptance in a still predominantly male …

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Another FIR against BJP’s Nupur Sharma for remarks on Prophet Muhammad

Another complaint has been filed against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her alleged comments against the Prophet Muhammad during a recent debate on the Gyanvapi issue. The latest First Information Report (FIR) in the case was filed Tuesday evening at Kondhwa Police Station based on a complaint filed by a former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporal. Kondhwa …

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Gold, colored glass found on Buddhist statues in the Longmen Grottoes

Undated file photo showing an archaeologist examining the face of a Buddha statue in Fengxiansi Cave of Longmen Grottoes in central China’s Henan Province. (Longmen Grottoes Research Institute/Handout via Xinhua) Archaeologists have found gold and silver elements and colored glass on Buddhist statues in Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in central China’s Henan Province. The findings, among other …

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