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It is the cultural accomplishment that satisfies our aesthetic senses, that bridges the gap of knowing and that guides us in discovering beauty. ——Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Culture implies all in which that gives the mind possession of its own powers; as language gives to the critic, and the telescope gives to the astronomer. ——Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is the crystallization of precious stones; Culture is the luster of precious stones. —— Rabindranath Tagore

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Mother Earth’s Monumental Masterpiece: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

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Nature's Beauty

Mother Earth’s Monumental Masterpiece: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

The Swiss Alps are recognized as one of the most spectacular mountainous regions in the world. The Jungfrau-Aletsch region is the most glaciated part of the European Alps. Spanning over 82,000 hectares (316.6 square miles), it is located in the southwest of Switzerland. Jungfrau-Aletsch boasts many impressive peaks, nine of which stand at over 4,000 meters (2.5 miles) in altitude. The Jungfrau-Ale
Nature's Beauty
2020-07-10   953 Views
Nature's Beauty
2020-07-10

Admont Abbey: A Magnificent Jewel of the Baroque Era

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The World Around Us

Admont Abbey: A Magnificent Jewel of the Baroque Era

The Benedictine Abbey of Admont was founded in 1074 by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg. It is now the oldest remaining monastery in Styria, Austria, and one of the largest neo-Gothic sacred buildings in the country. The name Admont comes from the Latin word “ad montes,“ which means “at the mountains.” Situated amidst the gorgeous mountains of Gesäuse National Park, the magnificent Admont Abbey glor
The World Around Us
2019-07-30   3022 Views
The World Around Us
2019-07-30

The Charming Culture of Belize, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Charming Culture of Belize, Part 1 of 2

Belize is located on the northeastern coast of Central America. Belmopan is the capital city, while the largest city is Belize City. In addition to the official language of English, over ten distinct languages are spoken in this highly multicultural society, including Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish. As the smallest country in Central America, Belize currently has a population of around 406,00
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-14   984 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-14

Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 3 of 3

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 3 of 3

The special arts of traditional Persian miniature painting and calligraphy are deeply rooted in Afghan culture. Persian miniatures is listed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The ancient art of calligraphy is deemed sacred in Afghanistan as it is considered a link between the spiritual world and the physical world. Since the 1900s, western art styles have been introduced into A
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-27   816 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-27

Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 2 of 3

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 2 of 3

The first traces of human life in Afghanistan were found around 52,000 years ago. The earliest Afghan metal handicrafts can be traced back to the Bronze Age (3,300 to 1,200 BC). Also, over 20,600 gold items, such as coins, necklaces and other jewelry were found in burial mounds in Sheberghan, Jowzjan Province. Another significant form of art in Afghanistan is Gandharan art, a Buddhist art s
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-20   546 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-20

Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 1 of 3

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Afghanistan: Ancient Culture and Beautiful Heritage, Part 1 of 3

Afghanistan is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan borders Pakistan to the east and south, China to the northeast, Iran to the west, and Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north. Because of its strategically important location connecting the Middle East, India, and the Eurasian Steppe, Afghanistan served as a central gateway on the anc
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-13   799 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-10-13

The Native Esselen People of North America

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Native Esselen People of North America

“Inside a cave in a narrow canyon near Tassajara The vault of rock is painted with hands, A multitude of hands in the twilight, a cloud of men’s palms, no more, No other picture. There’s no one to say Whether the brown shy quiet people who are dead intended Religion or magic, or made their tracings In the idleness of art; but over the division of years these careful Signs-manual are now like a sea
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-08-25   1096 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-08-25

“The Mamos and the Trees of Peace” & the Peacetree Foundation, Part 3 of 3

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Cinema Scene

“The Mamos and the Trees of Peace” & the Peacetree Foundation, Part 3 of 3

"This hurt me so deeply that something so beautiful is destroyed unconsciously this way. I simply cannot understand why so much is destroyed by humans. And above all, I’m a vegetarian, so I’m even sadder to learn that they use it for cattle farming, which consumes an incredibly large quantity of water and feed. This is not in harmony and in accordance with Mother Earth." "As the focus of the media
Cinema Scene
2021-08-20   1257 Views
Cinema Scene
2021-08-20

The Aloha Culture of Hawaii

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Aloha Culture of Hawaii

In the United States, Hawaii is the happiest state according to a 2020 survey from Wallethub. In this report, Hawaii received top scores in the “Emotional & Physical Well-Being” and “Community & Environment” categories. In addition, Hawaii state has ranked number one in Gallop’s National Health and Wellbeing Index for seven years in a row. Aunty Pilahi Paki, the beloved Hawaiian poet and ph
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-08-18   755 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-08-18

The Indigenous People of Venezuela – Guardians of the Land, Part 2 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Indigenous People of Venezuela – Guardians of the Land, Part 2 of 2

Today we will continue to explore more aboriginal groups in this great country. The Orinoco River is the longest river in South America. The river created the Orinoco basin, a fascinating place with landscapes untouched by colonization. The people of the Basin still keep their indigenous housing styles and use canoes to travel. The Warao tribe is the guardian of the Orinoco River. The word
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-08-04   637 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-08-04

Sorcery Contest, Part 12 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Words of Wisdom

Sorcery Contest, Part 12 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

The precepts must be strictly kept. Veganism is very good. We should have love for all beings, otherwise, we would be learning from maya. If we don’t have any compassion for the helpless animals, how can we then tolerate our enemies? No matter what good deeds we do, I’m afraid that our love is not deep enough.I don’t know what it was like in the time of Jesu
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-31   3424 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-31

Sorcery Contest, Part 11 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Words of Wisdom

Sorcery Contest, Part 11 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

I’m telling you this by the way. This is a true story. Those ghosts really exist, and hell really exists. But everything is created by the mind. It depends on what we did in our past lives and what we do in this life. When we die, we will bring out that vibration, that kind of expectation and desire. Then we get used to it, as if we are frozen at that level.I told y
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-30   2687 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-30

Sorcery Contest, Part 10 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Words of Wisdom

Sorcery Contest, Part 10 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

In this universe, the “soft” always overpowers the “hard.” The more effortless, the more formless, the more invisible, the more gentle, the more powerful. See how important the air is for us! And water is able to wear away any rock. And qi can nourish the whole body and the whole universe. And that formless qi is the vibration of Quan Yin. That is more incredible. Nothing is better than tha
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-29   2955 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-29

The Indigenous People of Venezuela – Guardians of the Land, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Indigenous People of Venezuela – Guardians of the Land, Part 1 of 2

Venezuela is an immigrant based country, consisting of four main ethnic groups: Around 52% of its population are from the Mestizo, a group with a mix of European, Amerindian, and African ancestries; 42 % are of a European descent; 4% are of an African descent; and 2% population are native Venezuelans. The earliest settlers of ancient Venezuela are generally believed to be Siberians who crossed the
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-07-28   793 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-07-28

Sorcery Contest, Part 9 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Words of Wisdom

Sorcery Contest, Part 9 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

OK, so I can promise you liberation in one lifetime, immediate enlightenment, and liberation of your five generations. That is no problem, because I know what I am doing. After initiation you are liberated from life and death, but you still have to practice. Because if your mind doesn’t allow you to become a Buddha, it will be hard.Thank you. Do I look like that? Do
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-28   2669 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-28

Sorcery Contest, Part 8 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Words of Wisdom

Sorcery Contest, Part 8 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

I will walk around outside. (OK.) Look at my magic! Look at my magic: Om mani padme hum! Isn’t it great? Q(m2): I can show You another move. Not even four or five monks together would be able to make me move. Master: OK, come up and push him. Recite the Five Holy Names. Tong, all come up. Push one by one, or two at a time. (Do you need someone to catch you fr
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-27   2399 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-27

Sorcery Contest, Part 7 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

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Words of Wisdom

Sorcery Contest, Part 7 of 12, Aug. 11, 1991

The qi inside the human body is physical. The Quan Yin Method is the superior qi and has superior power. The vibration is different. Without the power of Quan Yin, there would be no qi, no physical body, no talent and no magic. It’s not wrong to practice qi, but basically, everything originated from the Sound. Q(m1): You once told us that qi only exists when we have
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-26   2770 Views
Words of Wisdom
2021-07-26

The Brokpa People - Vegans for Thousands of Years

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Brokpa People - Vegans for Thousands of Years

The Brokpa are a unique indigenous community mostly living in the Ladakh area of India. They are also known as the Brogpa or Drogpa. They refer to themselves as Minaro, which means “Aryan.” The term Aryan in the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit translates as “distinguished” or “noble” and historically refers to a light-skinned people who spoke an Indo-European language. They entered ancient Ind
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-07-21   789 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-07-21

Brunei: The Abode of Peace

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Brunei: The Abode of Peace

Brunei is located on the northwestern side of the tropical island of Borneo. The island is also home to parts of Malaysia and Indonesia. The national flag features an image of two hands, representing the benevolent hands of the government and its promise to provide welfare, peace, and prosperity to the people, as well as the national motto (in Arabic): “Render service unto God’s Guidance.”
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-07-14   710 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-07-14

The Rich Indigenous Culture of the Ryukyuan People

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Rich Indigenous Culture of the Ryukyuan People

The Ryukyuan people are an East Asian indigenous group native to the Ryukyu archipelago that dots the vast Pacific Ocean. Traditionally, the Ryukyuan people have been strongly influenced by ancient Chinese customs, and contemporary Ryukyuan culture has also integrated rich Japanese cultural elements. The earliest Ryukyuan islanders trace back to about 30,000 years ago. Ryukyu people have th
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-07-07   781 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-07-07

Ghana – The Blessed Land with a Vibrant Culture, Part 3 of 3

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Ghana – The Blessed Land with a Vibrant Culture, Part 3 of 3

In this final episode, we will examine Ghana’s music, dance, and poetry. The traditional chiefs of the Akan people in southern Ghana have a special dance-drumming performance called “kete.” This ensemble is managed by the customary leaders and typically played at the funeral rites for Akan chiefs and in the inauguration of a new chief. Adowa dance is the most frequently performed social dance in t
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-06-30   1002 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-06-30

Ghana – The Blessed Land with a Vibrant Culture, Part 2 of 3

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Ghana – The Blessed Land with a Vibrant Culture, Part 2 of 3

Where did the kente cloth originate? A popular legend traces it back to the Ashanti Kingdom’s first ruler, His Majesty Osei Tutu. He invited weavers from across the region to visit the neighboring Ivory Coast to expand their weaving skills. The spider offered to teach the men how to weave the designs in exchange for some favors. The kingdom adopted their creations, and kente became a royal cloth r
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-06-23   822 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-06-23
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