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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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What is sacred?

Indigenous Canadians who speak of sacred objects say they are often misidentified.They say there are more than 400 indigenous groups in Canada who have sacred objects.Some have more than one.But the issue of sacred art is fraught with complexities.The vast majority of Canadian artists are white.But there are Indigenous artists who identify as white.The two […]

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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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How to play sacred geometry: Ancient Greek artefacts from the past revealed

The sacred geometry of ancient Greece was the science of the ancient world.Ancient Greeks believed that the universe was made up of different planes of existence, known as the four planes, and that these planes had been created in the beginning by the creator of the universe, and so, there were a whole series of […]

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Francis: ‘I want to have a relationship with the world, to share with the people of God’

The pontiff says he will be an example to others, and is looking forward to his “second life.”In an interview with a German newspaper, Francis said he wants to share his faith with as many people as possible and said he would seek to reach out to all people.He also talked about his desire to […]

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How the pyramids got so big, and what you need to know about the pyramidal structure

We’ve known for a long time that ancient Egyptians used pyramids for ceremonial purposes.But this is the first time that the pyre is so big that it dwarfs the pygmy pyramids on the plateau of Giza.Now a new paper by the University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropologists offers a new theory to explain the pyrometer’s size and […]

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Which is more important: Buddhism or Hinduism?

This article is based on an interview conducted by Business Insider with a Buddhist monk who lives in Nepal.He is from the Jampa school of Buddhism, and is considered one of the leading spiritual teachers in the world.

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How did Hermes become sacred object?

A statue of Hermes, which was the subject of a study by the German Museum of Archaeology, has been moved from the museum to the Royal Albert Hall.The museum said it had “no alternative” but to remove the statue after the German Government decided to cancel its exhibition due to security concerns.It said it planned […]

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