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Rap and manga — New roads to Nirvana in Japan

They rap sutras, use manga characters and serve beers — some of Japan’s Buddhist monks are turning to decidedly unorthodox means to boost the appeal of their ancient faith.

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The Last Supper

The Last Supper (Italian: Il Cenacolo or L’Ultima Cena) is a 15th century mural painting in Milan created by Leonardo da Vinci for his patron Duke Ludovico Sforza and his duchess Beatrice d’Este. It represents the scene of The Last Supper from the final days of Jesus as narrated in the Gospel of John 13:21, when Jesus announces that one of his Twelve Apostles would betray him.

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Chinese Art - Chinese Lanterns

Lanterns, the traditional folk craftwork, are still popular all over the country. And the art of lanterns, as the precious traditional culture of Chinese, is also inherited and continues among folks. We can say that lanterns play an important and irreplaceable role in Chinese long history and symbolize the brilliant culture of China.

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Vietnam — Week of Buddhist Culture starts in Nha Trang

Two photo exhibitions were opened in the central coastal city of Nha Trang , Khanh Hoa province, on November 29, starting a week of Buddhist Culture.

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Sri Lanka — The cultural Dimension of Poson

This week, Sri Lankan Buddhists celebrate Poson Poya. It is no exaggeration to say that the Lankan culture and Poson Poya are synonymous.

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The Artist’s Dream

One afternoon in early summer, when the artist had been working all through the heat of the day, he fell asleep, and while he slept he had a dream. The sky opened like the sudden drawing apart of curtains, and before him, as though depicted on a great wall, he saw a new heaven and a new earth.

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UK — Keats-Shelley prize goes to Buddhist poet

The Keats-Shelley prize, an annual award for the best poem on a Romantic theme, has for the first time this year gone to an explicitly Buddhist poet, DH Maitreyabandhu.

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Video — Paul Discoe Talks Zen Architecture

In the 1960s, Paul Discoe was in on the ground floor of Zen architecture in the United States. He became a student of Zen Buddhism, studying and building at the Tassajara complex in northern California. His own wood-based Zen-Buddhism architectural structures and renovations in the U.S. and Europe are the focus of this book.

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Germany — Artists for Dalai Lama in Cologne

To mark His Holiness‘ visit to Frankfurt, the “Artists for Dalai Lama” initiative was launched in May 2009: as a presentation and exhibition of international artists for the Dalai Lama and as a sign and universal message of peace, sympathy and humanity.

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Japan — Buddhist Priests Use Pop Culture to Win Back Faithful

Hip hop. Fashion. Zen café. Animation. Who could have thought that these pop culture staples would come to be associated with a religion known for its centuries-old traditions advocating a strict life of self-denial ?

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