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LHASA, Tibet, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The upcoming 2014 is the year of the horse in the Tibetan calendar, occurring every twelve years. According to Tibetan tradition, Buddhists make pilgrimages to the holy mountains in the year of the horse and to sacred lakes in the year of the sheep. As the holiest mountain in Tibet, Mount Kailash (or Gang Rinpoche) in western Tibet receives much more visitors than usual in such a year, especially during Saga Dawa Festival which is held at the Kailash region in each April in the Tibetan calendar (around May or June in western calendar). The festival is also considered the most interesting and authentic tour event in Tibet each year. In the holy year of 2014, the event will be more attractive for visitors. The Kailash is expected to witness over 60,000 pilgrims and visitors, not just Tibetans, but also Hindus, Buddhists and... (more)

Jain Center of Southern California Concludes Eleven-Day Community Event With Grand Closing Ceremony

BUENA PARK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/07/08 -- The Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) today announces its conclusion of the eleven-day cultural and spiritual event for the inauguration of their brand new Derasar (temple) and Aradhana (meditation and reflection) Hall with a closing ceremony held at the JCSC. The event was held from September 26 to October 6, 2008 in Buena Park, California, marking a historical milestone for the JCSC and opening the doors for a new religious facet in the community. Activities during the event included cultural programs, a grand procession, various religious ceremonies and discourses by visiting dignitaries and scholars. Over 4,100 people attended and participated throughout the eleven days, including over 2,800 during the grand procession on Saturday, October 4, 2008. "This auspicious event was a complete success for the Jain com... (more)

"Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut," Directed and Narrated by Anna Wilding, Launches Buddhist Film Series at the Film Center Cinemacafe in New Mexico

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/21/08 -- "Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut," Directed and Narrated by Anna Wilding, is launching the Film Center Cinemacafe Buddhist Film Series in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 6, 8, 10, 2008. Spokesperson and Program Director for the Film Center Cinemacafe stated, "We are proud to be showing this beautiful and moving film and praise the filmmakers for their incredible work." Director Anna Wilding said that she is "honored Buddha is screening in Santa Fe. My film is a joyous and an apolitical film. However, I hope that with the film screening now, people will gain a greater insight and understanding into the lives of monks throughout Asia and the rest of the world, many of whom are going through a difficult and turbulent time right now." Ms Wilding cited Sri Lanka, Tibet and Myanmar as regions where there has been much recent civil unre... (more)

Dorje Chang Buddha Returns and Is Living in America

PASADENA, Calif., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A close disciple of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche, is leading a delegation across the USA to introduce this American based Buddha to the West and present the treasury of Buddha-dharma contained in the recently released book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. As proven in the book, this Buddha-dharma can enable one to become enlightened in this lifetime. H.H. Penor Rinpoche, a supreme leader of the Nyingma sect, stated that the publication and distribution of this book "... will provide the karmic conditions for living beings to obtain immediate happiness, leave the sufferings and hardships of samsara forever, and attain the ultimate state of Buddhahood." The book documents how and why Master Wan Ko Yee was recognized as the greatest Buddha in the Universe by the most highly accomplished Budd... (more)

Renowned Kyudo (Zen archery) Master Kanjuro Shibata Sensei to Present in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Shambhala Center presents a public talk and Zen archery workshop given by Kanjuro Shibata Sensei over the weekend, Oct 30 and November 1st and 2nd. This 20th generation master bow maker and Zen archer from Japan will appear for the first time in Los Angeles at the Shambhala Meditation Center at 963 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, 90041, at Figueroa and Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock. On Thursday, October 30th, Shibata Sensei will give a talk on "The Way to be Human" at 7:30pm. The cost is $20; the event is open to the public. For more information, visit http://la.shambhala.org/program_details.php?id=16665&cid=208, Email: [email protected] or call (323) 255-5472. In his talk "The Way to be a Human," Shibata Sensei describes how a bold heart and fierce compassion exemplify the archetype of the peaceful warrior, in the ... (more)

Director Actress Anna Wilding Attends Cannes 2008 With Carpe Diem Films LLC New York and the Film "BUDDHA WILD MONK IN A HUT"

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/10/08 -- Director Actress Anna Wilding will be attending the Producers Network Cannes 2008 and taking the feature film "Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut" to market for the first time. All European, Latin American and Asian rights are available. The film was shot partly in New Zealand on a remote Buddhist monastery and produced by Carpe Diem Films LLC New York, out of Australia and USA. The "inspiring" film "Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut," directed, produced written and presented by actress Anna Wilding, was accepted as a finalist into the Kids FIRST Film Festival organized by the American Coalition for Quality Children's Media The program is backed by sponsors that include HBO, Fox, Paramount Vantage, Discovery, Starz Network and others. "Buddha Wild" was selected for the International Festival of Films on Tribal Art and Cultures held in In... (more)

UN Gathering Commemorates 60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 2nd, 2008, in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, more than 300 religious, political and civil rights leaders gathered at the United Nations to discuss how to best respond to the disturbing new wave of human rights violations around the world. The public hearing, titled "Interfaith Cooperation and the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity" (http://www.upf.org/un/humanrights), was sponsored by the Permanent Missions of four nations: Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nepal, and was coordinated by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Office of UN Relations. On December 8th, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a resolution that took more than three years of intense negotiations. The resolution stands to ... (more)

What's New for Your Summer Mountain Vacation in Durango, Colorado

DURANGO, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Nestled in the mountains in the Four Corners Region, Durango promises a Colorado mountain vacation with natural beauty, Mesa Verde National Park, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, superb dining, galleries, zip lines, microbreweries, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, biking and other outdoor adventures. http://bit.ly/JezWfG What's New for Summer 2012? USA Pro Cycling Challenge chooses Durango as Overall Start: It All starts Here! The race returns to Colorado from August 20-26, 2012 and Durango is the Overall Start on Monday, August 20. USA Pro Cycling Challenge features the best professional cyclists competing on a challenging course through some of America's most beautiful scenery. www.Durango2012.com Durango Welcome Center 802 Main Avenue Everything you need to know about the Durango area! The Durango Area... (more)

W.L. Gore & Associates Announces Top 10 GORE-TEX(R) Footwear Summer Travel Destinations for 2008

ELKTON, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/14/08 -- As the summer travel season begins, W.L. Gore & Associates, a leading manufacturer of advanced technology products including the GORE-TEX® brand, today announced the Top 10 GORE-TEX® Footwear Summer Travel Destinations for 2008. The destinations were identified by Gore as this summer's top locations where travelers can experience the diversity of both outdoor adventure and urban leisure travel. The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) helped Gore identify the Top 10 destinations by analyzing industry-wide resources. In tandem with the Top 10 list, Gore is launching the 'GORE-TEX® Footwear Diamond in the Rough' contest, which challenges U.S. travelers to uncover a hidden GORE-TEX® brand logo (the GORE-TEX® logo is diamond shaped) in the participating destinations. Each winner will receive $500 in GORE-TEX® gear. Through... (more)

What are some mind-blowing facts about Hinduism?

Very interesting… Answer by Harish Aditham: The most mind boggling thing about Hinduism is the fact that atheism is a part of Hinduism. Religions are classified according to their beliefs in God: Atheism – no God, Monotheism – One God, Polytheism – Many Gods. While most of the popular religions fall into one of the three categories mentioned above, Hinduism is the only religion which can be accurately, yet not fully described individually, by all these terms: Hinduism is Atheist at the same time as it is Polytheist at the same time as it is Monotheist, as well as henotheistic, i.e. belief in one major God with other subsidiary Gods "worshippable" too! Oh, and Hinduism can also be considered "monist" i.e. the belief that all the seemingly disparate elements in this universe can be reduced to one single unity. So there you have it: Hinduism is perhaps the only religi... (more)

Barneys New York Debuts the Spring 2012 Womens Designer Campaign 'Tree Time'

NEW YORK, February 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - With Photo Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, announced today the debut of its Spring 2012 Women's designer campaign: 'Tree Time.' The campaign features Penelope Tree and seven other women, each unique in their talent and beauty. Shot by Mario Sorrenti, Barneys New York selected Penelope Tree to be the face of this season's campaign not only because Tree is a beautiful, free-spirited fashion icon, but also because she is an intelligent, sophisticated woman who inspires greatness in others. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/NY50311-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/NY50311-b ) First discovered in 1966 by photographer Richard Avedon, Penelope Tree changed the way the fashion world perceived beauty. With her free spirit and unique look, Tree represented all that was the swin... (more)