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Shaolin, Inc

Originally constructed in 495 AD as a home for the Indian monk Batuo (Fo Tuo or Grand Monk) it was another Indian monk, Boddhidharma, who in 537 AD settled at the temple and, after allegedly meditating for nine years, began developing a martial art that centered around bare-hand fighting practice.

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Fluted bowl

This ewer, with its globe-shaped belly and high, fluted neck, has an extensive carved floral decoration under a blue-green glaze. Characteristic carvings on productions from the Yaozhou kilns under the early Song were deeply incised on this type of piece as much as 5mm deep producing graceful contrasts between the shaded zones created by the accumulation of glaze at the decorative contours, and the lighter zones covering the reliefs.

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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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