Zhentong: Monkhood, cultivation, and few regrets

Journey to discover the Way

In the war of the worlds, good news is getting harder to share. Nevertheless, its important to share stories of hope, self-actualization, and well-being. Sister Zhentong rejected the lifestyle of an ordinary woman. Like Sakyamuni, she retreated from the world to try to answer deep questions. Who are we, and what is our final destiny? Must we live lives of […]

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Dynamic Schools Trans-human Agenda?

Arnold battling his younger self, Image from EW.com

Here’s a creative blog about school troubles today. With President-elect Trump having chosen an ultra-conservative cast of advisors, cabinet appointments, and Department heads, our last bastion of unionized middle-class white-collar work for those majoring in liberal arts is headed for extinction. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education nominee, will try her best to “hand school funds over for privatization” whether for-profit […]

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Shen Yun 2016 includes Central Valley

Shen Yun performs at Saroyan Theatre

2016 is a special year for Shen Yun Performing Arts. It’s the premier Chinese cultural dance troupe’s 10th anniversary. To mark the anniversary, Shen Yun is providing theatre-goers a beautiful memento playbill, full of information about the company and detailed program notes explained in English with Chinese translations. New stops in the Western USA tour include Central Valley cities such […]

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“D.F.” the Enigmatic Artistic Director of 2015 Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra 2015

Having attended Shen Yun performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., I was well aware of what I could expect at Carnegie Hall in October.[1] A top-flight performance by an excellent group of artists whether musicians, dancers, composers, or set designers. A packed audience full of fawning enthusiasts, curious onlookers, and music-arts aficionados. Although Master Li Hongzhi’s exact role […]

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Will the Church Repair it’s Reputation?

Pope Gregory XIII Unleashing Draco

Note: This article contains disturbing details and imagery per the article on  crimes against humanity cited below.  Now that mainstream media is hailing Pope Francis as the “rockstar of the Catholic Church,” it is clear that what the Pope espouses resonates with his crowds. It’s time to help the poor, care for the environment, and offer decent opportunities for the […]

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Pope Francis’s Speeches Contain Blessings for the Poor

Pope Francis at U.S. Congress

Pope Francis’s speech to the Congress yesterday emphasized the need to work together, to take care of the poor, and the moral imperative of climate change. His text contains much in the way of moral allusions and transcendent perspective and spoken with a heavily accented English was difficult to understand at times. In fact, his speech is so unusual in […]

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