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How to avoid a Buddhist funeral in the Middle East

A Buddhist funeral is a religious ceremony where the deceased is cremated and buried.Many countries in the region have outlawed the practice of cremation, although many still practise it.The United Nations says the practice is a form of torture.Al Jazeera’s Ali Abunimah reports from Cairo.

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‘The Buddha of Borneo’ is about to be a hit movie, and we’re all excited about it

A Bornean Buddhist sacred object is set to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall.The film is called “The Buddha’s Birth” and stars Borneans and international stars in a story set on the island of Bali, Indonesia, during the 12th century.The festival announced the movie in February and plans to […]

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What’s the difference between the two ?

The Israeli sacred objects are very different, according to experts.But they all have the same message. “The main difference is that the stone that’s in the temple has a different meaning,” said Yoav Ben-Shlomo, director of the Hebrew department of the Israeli Museum.The Torah, written by Moses, tells the story of how God came to earth […]

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The Nagpra is a sacred book sacred to the Naga tribe in Northern Nigeria

The Nagpal, or Book of the Natives, is a traditional book of the Arapaho and Ojibwe nations that is considered a sacred object of reverence among many Naga peoples.The book is believed to contain stories, stories of ancestors and ancestors’ stories, and other sacred writings that are said to have been passed down to the […]

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Israel’s sacred objects: ‘You don’t have to take it with you’

Israeli sacred objects like the mummified skull of a young woman, the head of a lion, the severed head of an animal and the stone coffin of a priest’s daughter have been put up for auction on the Internet.It’s all a part of an ongoing exhibition called “The Temple.”The collection is called “In Memory of […]

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‘A good day for all religions’: Navaho sacred object celebrates anniversary

Navaho Sacred Objects is celebrating its one-year anniversary with the release of a book called The Good Day for All Religions: The Story of the Navaho-Kanien’ot (Navaho-Oroshan-Oshkosh) Sacred Object.The book includes a short documentary, an illustrated guidebook, and a guide for children about the history of the Native American faith.“Our purpose is to provide the […]

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What Is the Tibetan Sacred Object?

Tibetan sacred objects have a long history of use in China, including some found in the Grand Museum of Beijing.In recent years, the Chinese government has made it easier to acquire and use these objects, with a few exceptions, but in recent years some of the larger objects have been confiscated.This year, however, the Tibetans […]

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A Buddha statue has been stolen from a Buddhist temple in Thailand

The theft of a Buddha statue from a temple in the southern Thai province of Thais was caught on video, prompting the local police to arrest two men suspected of stealing it.In a video posted on the official website of the Thais Buddhist Temple, police officers can be seen arresting two suspects.One of them, a […]

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Animal, dog ‘welcome’ at Mumbai airport as ‘sacred’ vehicles pass by

Mumbai: An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot has taken the “sacred” animal for a walk with his dog at Mumbai’s international airport.“It was a bit scary when we took the dog to the plane,” the pilot told the AFP news agency on Saturday, explaining that the dog “wasn’t the kind of dog that we want […]

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Why are there so many sacred objects?

By “tangible objects” I mean those that have some form of meaning, significance, or aesthetic significance.They can also be symbols, artifacts, and so on.I’m not saying they can’t be beautiful, but they don’t have to be.Some of them, such as sacred animals, have meaning or significance, but it’s not always clear how they came to […]

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