Misconceptions on Falun Gong and Shen Yun

Falun gong misconceptions

A non-profit based in New York, Shen Yun is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company. Its mission is to revive the divinely-inspired traditional Chinese culture, arts and values, which have been largely destroyed under the communist rule. 

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On Being A Mother: Who Knew?

mothers day

Most mothers hope to influence their children in ways that reflect their values, ethics, beliefs, hopes and dreams. But how does being a mother influence the mother’s values, ethics, beliefs, hopes and dreams? 

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Meditative Mothering? How Buddhism Honors Both Compassionate Caregiving and Celibate Monks and Nuns

buddhism and motherhood

Buddhist saints are often described as maternally compassionate, with the endless patience of a mother who feeds, cleans and cares for children around the clock. In fact, the Theravada branch of Buddhism holds mothers in such high esteem that two men among the Buddha’s chief disciples, Sariputta and Mogallana, are said to be “like the mother giving birth” and “the nurse raising a child.”

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How King Charles III Became a Royal Mensch

King Charles III

I admit it. I have a thing for the royals. Which means the following: There was a time (I am not kidding you) when I could have named all the kings and queens of England in order. And, yes, it also means I tuned in to the coronation of King Charles III.

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