1. The Nature of Existence: Webisode #2 - PreMarital Sex


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    The second webisode we're releasing from my new documentary, The Nature of Existence, is an outtake that discusses pre-marital sex. www.thenatureofexistence.com

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    • The Nature of Existence - Theatrical Trailer


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      All the Mysteries of Human Existence - Explained in One Movie! What if you asked the spiritual leaders, gurus, scientists, artists, and everyday people of the world why we exist, and what are we supposed to do about it? What started the Universe, and was it a mistake? Does God exist, and why does he seem so interested in our sex lives? How would YOU answer? www.thenatureofexistence.com

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      • Prayercast | Taiwan


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        The Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, is an island of 24 million people about 160km off the coast of China. When the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lost mainland China to the Communist Party of China in the Chinese Civil War following World War II, its government relocated to Taiwan. Taiwan became the refuge of those who claimed to represent all of China. While the government of Taiwan has been democratized over the years, the possibility of Taiwan becoming a truly separate state from China has heightened mainland Chinese military and diplomatic pressure on the islanders. The tension between the two countries colors most of the political life in Taiwan, and attempts at declaring formal independence are continually met with opposition by mainland Chinese authorities. Despite this tension, Taiwan has survived politically and there has been significant economic growth. The principal city, Taipei, with a population of 2.9 million, is the political, economic and financial center of Taiwan. It has a thriving entertainment scene and commercial and economic growth; it has become a modern international metropolis. Taiwan is a secular state with freedom of religion. The majority of the population follows a unique blend of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Christian growth has been slow, with an estimated 6% of the islander claiming to follow Christ. Prayer is needed to address nominalism and the great need for more pastors and Bible teachers, including adequate giving levels within the church to support them.

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        • Confucian-Islamic Dialogue with Tu Weiming and Seyyed Hossein Nasr


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          The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies sponsored the final talk and luncheon in the conference, Korean Confucianism in the Global Context: In Honor of Tu Weiming's Contributions. This talk features Dr. Weiming in addition to Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Tu Weiming, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy and of Confucian Studies at Harvard University, was born in Kunming, China in 1940. He received his B.A. in Chinese Studies at Tunghai University (Taiwan), M.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard University. He has taught at Princeton University and University of California at Berkeley. Since 1981, he has been on the Harvard faculty. He was the director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute from 1997 through 2008. He is a member of the "Group of Eminent Persons" invited by Kofi Annan to facilitate the Dialogue Among Civilizations and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published six books in English and four in Chinese. His five-volume collection of works was published in China in 2001. He is the recipient of three honorary degrees and three honorary professorships. He is on the editorial board of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies and Philosophy East and West. His research interests are Confucian humanism, Chinese intellectual history, philosophies of China, and Asian and comparative religious thought. Seyyed Hossein Nasr is University Professor of Islamic Studies at the George Washington University, and an internationally renowned Islamic philosopher and scholar of the Islamic intellectual tradition. With degrees from MIT and Harvard, he taught for many years at Tehran University, before coming the U.S. He has lectured throughout the world, and has addressed many prominent academic and international venues, including the United Nations. He is the author of over 50 books and 500 articles on Islamic thought, comparative religion and philosophy, the philosophy of art, and the philosophical and religious dimension of the environmental crisis. His many publications include: The Heart of Islam, The History of Islamic Philosophy, Knowledge and the Sacred, Science and Civilization in Islam, Islamic Art and Spirituality, Traditional Islam in the Modern World, and Religion and the Order of Nature. Recorded on June 06, 2010

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          • Praying Monk by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul


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            Gaia in Korea: the second of five pieces for each quadrant of the city. With the wave of evangelicalism that has arrived with the western wash that has suffused korea for the last half century, I thought it would be pertinent to hybridize/subvert the old tradition with the new influence. Shamanism and Buddhism were expelled from the city of seoul when the Joseon dynasty adopted Confucianism and now the country is undergoing a new religious transition to Christianity. But the Image of Buddhism has returned to the the walls of the palace right near the ancient gate of Gyeongbokgung, this time by the hands of a westerner. The contrast of the Buddhist monk with praying hands inscribed with the symbols of the disciple St Andrew is a portrait of passing times and transmission of cutlure

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            • China's amazing Confucian revival


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              How relevant is Confucius and his teachings in modern China? Are his ancient principles pertinent to 21st century Chinese society? We go to Beijing's Confucius Temple and Imperial College to find out. Reporter: Mark Griffiths; Camera, script, editing: Rahul Venkit. http://crienglish.com

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              • Confucianism in view of sustainability


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                I want to communicate about the problem of in china, Confucianism disappearing phenomenon in the city, especially in mega-cities . My subject is related to sustainability because The Confucian concept of justice and benefit, Confucian humanistic spirit,Confucianism's "Heaven and Man" ideology can be thought of China's economic, social and ecological sustainable development an important ideological guidance and spiritual support.

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                • What Up Kaohsiung - The Firecracker Game


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                  What could possibly be more fun than a game where you throw firecrackers at other firecrackers? NOTHING!!! Follow along as our adorable hostess gets an explanation of how to properly BLOW UP A CASTLE!!!

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                  • Confucianism and Daoism


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                    Required viewing for REL 130 Intro to Comparative Religion. This lecture covers Confucianism and Daoism.

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                    • Korea In-Depth: East Asia and Neo-Confucianism with Prof. Richard Shek


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                      Filmed April 24, 2012 Dr. Richard Shek, professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at California State University, Sacramento, will introduce Neo-Confucianism and its impact throughout Asia. An expert on Chinese and Japanese Confucianism, Dr. Shek will cover the importance of Confucianism and its role in the nations in which it took root. He will also offer his perspective on the role of Neo-Confucianism in Korea in both pre-modern and contemporary times. For more information, please visit the link below: http://www.koreasociety.org/korean_studies/lectures/east_asia_and_neo-confucianism.html

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