Author Archives: David Freedholm

Xi Touts Communist Party as Defender of Confucius’s Virtues

Just to confirm that Confucianism is still alive and well in China, comes this article from Feb. 13, 2014 in the New York Times: Xi Jinping wants you to memorize “The Analects” of Confucius. China’s Communist Party chief says that the homegrown … Continue reading

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Yijing (I Ching) Square

    For a brief instruction on consulting the Yijing, click here – Consulting the I Ching. You can find your hexagram in the Yijing here.

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Ancient Temple at the Buddha’s Birthplace

Check out this news story on NBCnew.com (link) about new archaeological evidence for an ancient Buddhist temple at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. The story mentions this conclusion from archaeologist Robin Coningham: “For the first time, we actually have … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Parmarth Niketan

Today, Their Royal Highnesses, Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, paid an official visit to Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh as the first destination of their nine-day visit to India. Arriving just before sunset, Their Royal Highnesses took … Continue reading

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A Bridge Between Western Science and Eastern Faith

The Dalai Lama was in NYC this weekend and spoke at the Beacon Theater. While I missed his talk, it reminded me of a New York Times article that appeared recently about Western science and Eastern philosophy (click here for … Continue reading

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Ganesh Chaturthi

The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated in India and across the world. For some great pictures, see gallery on the Wall Street Journal’s website – click here.

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The High Holy Days

The Jewish holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are almost upon us. Here’s a description of this time of year from a California newspaper: One hundred blasts of the shofar, or ram’s horn, will mark the start of … Continue reading

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Hello Class!

This weblog is the place that you will find information about Sacred Traditions class. Your assignments can be found here as well as basic information about the class (syllabus, web links, grading, etc.).

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