Daoism

Taoist Spiritual Blessings

June 1, 2008

Author: Yang Xi

Source: China.org.cn

http://www.china.org.cn/2008-06/01/content_15575904.htm

At Heming Mountain in Dayi County of Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, a prayer meeting was organized on May 31 by the China Association of Taoism, supported by the Sichuan Province Association of Taoism.

The objective of the prayer meeting was to bring blessings and consolation to victims in the quake-hit areas and mourn...

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International: Quake Devastates a Slew of China's Historic Sites

May 22, 2008

Author: Andrew Jacobs

Source: International Herald Tribune

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/05/22/asia/temple.php

The whoosh of the Min river, roiling through the valley below, drifted up the mountain. A breeze jostled the leaves of ancient ginkos. Here and there, the whine of a distant siren pierced the tranquility.

The only other sound was the clatter of broken roof tiles underfoot as Wang Zhongcheng picked through the...

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China Official Explains Religion Policy

February 20, 2008

Author: FOSTER KLUG

Source: AP

A senior Chinese official is trying to calm U.S. misgivings ahead of Beijing's coming Olympic Games about what the Bush administration sees as religious intolerance.

In Washington, the director of China's religious affairs bureau met with U.S. officials and spoke at Georgetown University.

Ye Xiaowen told reporters Wednesday, after talks with Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky, that China's peaceful development depends upon its respect for human rights and...

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Taoist Gathering Later this Month

October 11, 2007

Source: American Chronicle

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=39968

International percussionist Yuji Nara will weave an improvisational tapestry of sound for the opening ceremonies of the Fourth Annual Taoist Gathering, to be held the last weekend of October in Oakland. Nara, who performs on instruments from Africa, South America and Asia, is one of many masters, scholars and practitioners who will take part in four days...

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In Bid To Join U.N., Taiwan Sends Statue of Sea Goddess Matsu to New York

September 14, 2007

Author: CHINMEI SUNG and TIM CULPAN

Source: The New York Sun/Bloomberg news

http://www.nysun.com/article/62672

Taiwan's government is sending a statue of the sea goddess Matsu to New York as part of its campaign seeking membership in the United Nations.

"She is a really well-respected goddess, and we're sponsoring her first trip to the U.S.," a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, David Wang, said in a phone interview. "It will give Taiwan more visibility...

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Marshalling Praise for Art of Tai Chi

September 9, 2007

Author: Leslie Scrivener

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/254609

Aging Canadians seeking the big three – longevity, health and meaning in life – may have found a solution in a single practice, Taoist Tai Chi.

Founded in Toronto by Taoist monk Master Moy Lin-shin, who came here in 1970, the practices have quickly spread to 26 countries around the world.

Some 2,500 members gathered in a bucolic setting at the...

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International Forum on Tao Te Ching Calls for Harmony

April 28, 2007

Source: People's Daily Online

http://english.people.com.cn/200704/28/eng20070428_370553.html

The week-long "International Forum on the Tao Te Ching" closed Friday with a declaration calling on building a harmonious world through the way of Tao.

The declaration said mutual respect and peaceful co-existence of different cultures, nationalities and religions are the foundations for building a harmonious world.

"May the great Tao infuse the world...

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China to Build Harmonious Society with Wisdom of Taoism

April 22, 2007

Source: CCTV

http://www.cctv.com/english/20070423/103799.shtml

XI'AN, April 22 (Xinhua) -- China's high-ranking officials have called for adopting the wisdom of ancient Taoism to build a harmonious society.

Tao Te Ching, or the Classic of the Way and Virtue, was written by Lao Zi about 2,500 years ago, around the time when Buddha was expounding the Dharma in India and Pythagoras was teaching in Greece.

"It is not only a precious gem in the treasure house of...

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China to Host First Int'l Forum on Dao De Jing

April 20, 2007

Source: Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-04/20/content_6005999.htm

BEIJING, April 20 (Xinhua) -- For the first time in 50 years, China will organize a state-level forum on Dao De Jing, a classic Taoist text.

Dao De Jing, also translated as Tao Te Ching or the Classic of the Way and Virtue, was written by Lao Zi about 2,500 years ago, around the time that Buddha was expounding the Dharma in India and Pythagoras was teaching in Greece.
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Priest Says Taoism Should Take the Lead

March 23, 2007

Source: People's Daily Online

http://english.people.com.cn/200703/16/eng20070316_358190.html

Taoism is more ideally placed than other religions to contribute to the harmony of Chinese society, said CPPCC member Ding Changyun, a Taoist priest from Shanghai's Qinci Yangdian Taoist Temple.

"Among the five major religions in China, Taoism is the only indigenous one," he said.

"The close relationship between Taoism and traditional Chinese culture...

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China to Hold International Forum on Taosim

January 5, 2007

Source: People's Daily Online

http://english.people.com.cn/200612/28/eng20061228_336410.html

China is scheduled to hold an international forum on Taoism in Hong Kong and Xi'an from April 22 to 27 next year.

The forum, co-sponsored by the China Religious Culture Communication Association and the Taoist Association of China, is expected to attract more than 300 delegates from around the world.

Jiang Jianyong, vice president of the China Religious...

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