Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things which has made him the world's most beloved bear. And Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism. The 'Tao of Pooh' explains Taoism by Winnie the Pooh and explains Winnie the Pooh by Taoism. It makes you understand what A.A. Milne probably meant when he said he didn't write the Pooh-books for children in the first place. Modern Free Spiritualism Spiritualism And The First Spiritual Temple March 31, 1848, is the established founding date of the Modern Spiritualist Movement. No one doubts the significance of this date; however, it represents but one link in a wondrous chain of events which led to the reincarnation of Ancient Spiritualism within a modern world.
Atheism Introduction AtheismAtheismGreek, "godless"a philosophy that professes a lack of belief in the existence of a dietyView Dictionary is the modern name for the willful denial of the existence of deities.2Although the term "atheos" can be traced back to the 5th century BCE, it did not imply the willful disbelief in all divinities. This meaning, exemplified in the English word "atheism," did not apply until the 17th century. This belief functions chiefly as a response to the cross-cultural belief in an omnipresentOmnipresentLatin, omnipraesentem "all, every present"present in all places at the same timeView Dictionary, omnipotentOmnipotentLatin, omnipotentem, "all-powerful, almighty"possessing unlimited power and/or authorityView Dictionary, and omniscientOmniscientLatin, omniscientem "all-knowledge"possessing complete, unlimited knowledgeView Dictionary supreme deity that is responsible for the creation of the world or universe.
Shinto Shinto ("the way of the Kami") is the name of the formal state religion of Japan that was first used in the 6th century C.E., although the roots of the religion go back to at least the 6th century B.C.E. Shinto has no founder, no official sacred texts, and no formalized system of doctrine. Shinto has been formative in developing uniquely Japanese attitudes and sensitivities, creating a distinct Japanese consciousness. Belief in kami—sacred or divine beings, although also understood to be spiritual essences—is one of the foundations of Shinto. Shinto understands that the kami not only exist as spiritual beings, but also in nature; they are within mountains, trees, rivers, and even geographical regions. In this sense, the kami are not like the all-powerful divine beings found in Western religion, but the abstract creative forces in nature.
Buddhism The Buddhist Society was founded in 1924, with the object “to publish and make known the principles of Buddhism and to encourage the study and practice of those principles.” It is guided by an elected Council. The Society provides a range of classes and courses in the Buddha’s teachings, as well as instruction in Buddhist meditation and daily life practice. Courses start with the popular Introduction to basic Buddhism and interested members can then progress to our First Steps in Buddhist Practice, First Turning of the Wheel and Great Way Courses. There are regular classes in the major Buddhist traditions—Zen, Theravada, Pure Land and Tibetan.
Taoism and the Arts of China Asianart.com | Exhibitions Catalogue Asian Art Museum San Francisco February 21 - May 13, 2001 xploring the conceptual and artistic achievements of the Taoist tradition, Taoism and the Arts of China features 150 rare works ranging in date from 500 BCE to 1800 CE, including an extraordinary array of paintings, sculptures, calligraphy, textiles, ritual objects, and scholar's books. Taoism and the Arts of China is organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and is accompanied by a 415-page catalogue that makes significant contributions to the fields of Chinese religion, culture, and art history. The Asian Art Museum's presentation of Taoism and the Arts of China will be the last opportunity to view the exhibition. Click on small images for full images with captions
Christianity by Matt Slick Christianity is a religion based upon the teachings and miracles of Jesus. Jesus is the Christ. The word "christ" means anointed one. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu - translated and explained by Stefan Stenudd Preface My first meeting with the Tao Te Ching was in my late teens. It was Toshikazu Ichimura, my Japanese teacher of the peaceful martial art aikido, who gave me a copy of it – the Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English version with beautiful calligraphy, which is still in print. He thought that my impatiently inquisitive mind would benefit from studying it. Already by reading the first chapter, which compares desire and the freedom from desire without seeming judgmental, I was hooked. 13 Things You Should Always Get for Free By Aaron Crowe, dealnews contributor There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free. In fact, freebie deals are often the most popular offers on our site. From smartphones to restaurant food, there are certain categories that are regularly flush with gratis promotions.
The Simple Tao (Simple Taoism) The Way is to benefit others and not to injure. The Way is to act but not to compete.It does not show greatness and is therefore truly great. Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river Education That Beats Inflation: 6 Ways to Learn for Free By Lou Carlozo, dealnews contributor At dealnews, we pride ourselves on our ability to spot bargains in any consumer product category you can name. That includes looking in to ways to save on your and your brood's education, though we wouldn't blame you if you've given up hope, as college costs have soared far above inflation for years. According to a 2011 Pew Research Center report, a four-year private college education tripled in cost between 1980 and 2010.
Taoism 101: Introduction to the Tao I have been asked many times how to find a Temple, Master or how best to learn Taoism. Here is a brief Taoism 101 course outline on how to discover Taoism. This is a different type of guide to learning Taoism. Taoism teaches a person to follow their breath, to embrace wonder and the joy in living gracefully with style.