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Holy Songs: The Mystical Melody - Remember Hirm - Almighty God!

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Holy Songs: The Mystical Melody - Remember Hirm - Almighty God!

Throughout the ages, spiritual practitioners have been known to compose exquisite pieces of music and poetry, expressing their divine nature from within, and reminding us of our own inner greatness and true purpose on Earth. With her heavenly inspiration and devout sincerity, Supreme Master Ching Hai has also written many compositions and poetic works, conveying the earnest longing for our Heavenly Home, while also empathizing with those weary souls seeking true bliss and eternal love. Indeed, as Supreme Master Ching Hai said, “Only if we find God, will we find true happiness, true peace, everlasting bliss, even in this life and the life after.”
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2018-12-23   3938 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-12-23

First Nations PowWow = Energy, Colour and Spirit!

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First Nations PowWow = Energy, Colour and Spirit!

And that’s how I was taught as a dancer: that when I’m making my own regalia, that I’m praying to the Creator that whatever I’m wearing will strengthen me while I’m dancing, strengthen me for the people I pray for. But most of all, strengthen myself for what my mother brought to me from her side of the family. Part of being a dancer is we really have to become humble. And that’s how we get the connection between Mother Earth and the Heavenly skies. And the only way I can explain it to you is, it’s kind of like an electric vibration…
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-12-13   3958 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-12-13

Holy Songs – Beautiful Christian Spiritual Songs, Part 2 of 2

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Holy Songs – Beautiful Christian Spiritual Songs, Part 2 of 2

Since ancient times, humans have expressed their love and longing for God through singing and music. These holy songs connect us with the Divine and remind us of our heavenly Home. In a sense, these blessed singers and songwriters are the messengers of God helping deliver sacred messages in all musical genres. On today’s program, we are featuring modern Christian songs that uplift our souls to places of deep gratitude and contemplation, performed by artists inspired be the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-11-17   3855 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-11-17

Holy Songs – Beautiful Christian Spiritual Songs, Part 1 of 2

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Holy Songs – Beautiful Christian Spiritual Songs, Part 1 of 2

Since ancient times, humans have expressed their love and longing for God through singing and music. These holy songs connect us with the Divine and remind us of our heavenly Home. On today’s program of Christian spiritual songs. Let’s start with an absolutely exquisite voice coming from 13-year-old soprano Aksel Rykkvin of Norway. “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth.” Let’s continue our sacred journey with a world-famous spiritual song “Ave Maria.” For our last song, “Let the Bright Seraphim.”
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2018-11-15   3672 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-11-15

Holy Songs: Mother of The Universe

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Holy Songs: Mother of The Universe

Supreme Master Ching Hai said, “Only if we find God, will we find true happiness, true peace, everlasting bliss, even in this life and the life after.” Many of our Association members have also written spiritually enriching melodies, inspired by their deep love and gratefulness for our Almighty God. On today’s special program, we are honored to share some of these songs with you. Oh Mother of the Universe! When You smile, people’s hearts move, the sky is warmed with love. Sunshine sparkling the rosy color of faith.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-10-18   3005 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-10-18

The Chăm – Gentle and Simple-hearted People, Part 2 of 2

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The Chăm – Gentle and Simple-hearted People, Part 2 of 2

Since ancient times, Chǎm people have always valued spirituality. Chǎm people in Âu Lạc (Vietnam) have two main belief groups: Chǎm Brahmin and Chǎm Islam. The traditional beliefs of the Chǎm Brahmin is the concept that nature and all objects have souls. They also believe in and worship the Creator of the universe. The Chǎm Islams have absolute faith in Allah as the only God, and Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) as the messenger of the Supreme God. Despite different beliefs, the Chǎm people still live together in harmony, and always try to preserve their culture, moral precepts, and religious beliefs.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-10-11   2870 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-10-11

The Chăm – Gentle and Simple-hearted People, Part 1 of 2

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The Chăm – Gentle and Simple-hearted People, Part 1 of 2

Âu Lạc (Vietnam), with civilizations spanning more than 4,000 years, is rich in beautiful, age-old traditional cultures. This charming land is home to 54ethnic groups who live together harmoniously. One of the most prominent ethnic communities in Âu Lạc, Chăm people also have other names such as Chàm or Champa and they mostly live in Bình Thuận, Ninh Thuận and An Giang Provinces. The Chăm’s ingenuity shows in their different architecture, because they build their houses according to the environment and climate of the region where they reside. The Chăm people are also well known for many traditional handicrafts, especially pottery and brocade weaving.
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2018-10-06   4493 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-10-06

The Virtuous Scholar, Part 3 of 3

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The Virtuous Scholar, Part 3 of 3

Now that you have passed the exam with high honor, I would like to give you some advice. Remember to always be a good man, so that you will enjoy a blessed life later on. I have a souvenir for you. This is a jade ring which has a very special quality. Whoever wears it, no one can lie to you. When someone lies to you, the jade will turn a muddy color. And if you yourself tell lie, the jade ring will fly away forever. Please always be the same great gentleman, as before and after. Although we’re not on the same path, I always be with you. When your time on Earth ends, we will meet again.
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2018-09-27   2734 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-09-27

The Virtuous Scholar, Part 2 of 3

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The Virtuous Scholar, Part 2 of 3

In the 19th century, Mr. Ðào Tán developed classical theatre and opened a performing school. He also built the first classical theatre in Bình Dinh province, central Âu Lac. Since then, classical theatre has flourished in both artistic and literary aspects. Classical theatre operas are often based on historical references, highlighting moral values. Today, classical theatre is considered a traditional performing art of Âu Lac. As the Aulacese highly value morality and benevolence, our literature reflects these noble virtues. One of them is the novel “Mr. Ðô Bê,” by famous writer Khái Hung.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-09-20   2649 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-09-20

The Virtuous Scholar, Part 1 of 3

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The Virtuous Scholar, Part 1 of 3

The drum tempo varies between fast and slow, merging with singing voices which at times are elevated in pitch, other times deep and powerful. In brilliant costumes, lissome movements are in every gesture. Actors and actresses are differentiated by distinctive make-up, so that the audience can easily identify between the loyal and the obsequious, the noble ranks and humble subjects. This is hât bôi (classical theatre), a performing art in Âu Lac (Vietnam), originating from and becoming more widespread among them in the 13th century under the Lý and the Trân dynasties. In the later Lê dynasty, classical theatre was introduced to the Court to entertain the royal family and mandarins.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-09-13   2598 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-09-13

The Ingenuity & Spirit of Alaska’s Chugach People

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The Ingenuity & Spirit of Alaska’s Chugach People

In the northern state of Alaska, United States, the Chugach people still call this area home. In fact, scientists trace the Chugach lineage beginning some four to seven thousand years ago! To survive and thrive in a climate that can see temperatures plummet to -50° F(-45.6° C) proves their incredible resiliency, ingenuity and connection to Mother Earth. Core values in the Chugach community such as kindness, generosity, acceptance, patience, and respect for their elders, healers, and shamans. Modern day Chugach peoples maintain the cultural values of their traditional lifestyle.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-30   2513 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-30

The Legend of The Dragon and Fairy Descendants - Part 2 of 2

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The Legend of The Dragon and Fairy Descendants - Part 2 of 2

The harmonious country of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) was born out of a magical relationship closely associated with the legend of the Children of the Fairy Queen and Dragon King. Once upon a time, the noble roots of Lạc Long Quân from the Dragon Deity lineage and Âu Cơ who belong to the Fairy lineage. They were an instant match and the love flourished between the two magnificent beings. Lạc Long Quân and Âu Cơ were soon married. Queen Âu Cơ was expecting, when the time came, she miraculously gave birth to a pouch of one hundred eggs. God turned the eggs into a hundred sons. One day Lạc Long Quân said to Âu Cơ: Our races are different like water and fire, difficult to stay together forever. I’ll take 50 children to the water to safeguard different places; you bring 50 children to govern on various lands. We will always love one another and will never forget each other.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-24   2659 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-24

The Legend of The Dragon and Fairy Descendants - Part 1 of 2

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The Legend of The Dragon and Fairy Descendants - Part 1 of 2

Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, a country with over 4,000 years of rich culture and tradition. The original inhabitants of Âu Lạc were called Lạc Viêt, and the country name was Văn Lang. According to legend, the primordial ancestors of Văn Lang were Lạc Long Quân and Âu Cơ, who belonged to the Dragon and Fairy lineage, respectively; In primeval times, Âu Lạc (Vietnam) was protected by a Dragon King Lạc Long Quân & Fairy Princess Âu Cơ. It is on this sacred land, the celestial affinity between the two benevolent beings has become a famous and significant legend.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-23   2603 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-23

The Rade People of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) – Respecting God’s Creations, Part 2 of 2

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The Rade People of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) – Respecting God’s Creations, Part 2 of 2

The Rade is matriarchal. The mother holds the key role in the family; manages all activities in family. The mother is like a deity, who the Rade people respect and love. For thousands of years, the Rade people have always valued the spirit and the strength of the community. They adhere to the custom laws which are strict but benevolent. They educate the younger generations to have high moral values and good characters. The Rade believe“all things are spiritual, ”meaning all creations of Heaven and Earth have souls. Thus, they respect Giang (God), and they respect all beings in all the realms. The Rade have always know that God is everywhere. Therefore, we must keep our speech properly, and we must live correctly.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-17   2665 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-17

The Rade People of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) – Respecting God’s Creations, Part 1 of 2

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The Rade People of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) – Respecting God’s Creations, Part 1 of 2

Au Lac (Vietnam), with civilizations spanning more than 4,000 years, is rich in beautiful, age-old traditional cultures. This charming land is home to 54 ethnic groups. The Rade people, one of the 54 ethnic groups living in Au Lac (Vietnam), have preserved many beautiful traditions and unique cultural values over the centuries. The Rade were originally people of the sea, who migrated to Central Au Lac thousands of years ago from Malaysia and the Pacific Islands. The images of the river wharf and the boat are still deeply ingrained in their souls and have become an integral part of their daily lives.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-16   2718 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-16

The Tarzans of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) – Blessings of the Jungle

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The Tarzans of Âu Lạc (Vietnam) – Blessings of the Jungle

The mighty Tây Trà mountain area is also home to the father and son “Tarzans of Âu Lạc”—Hõ Vản Thanh and Hõ Vản Lang. For 40 years, these two lived without any contact from the outside world and relied only on Mother Nature’s blessing for their sustenance. The secret of their miraculous existence was their faith in the gods plus as they believed, their ancestors’ protection. The most interesting realization is this story is intense bond that must have existed between humans and nature. Hõ Vản Thanh was perfectly healthy without any occurrence of illness! Supreme Master Ching Hai share Her fascinating insights and spiritual experiences while living alone near Amoura Lake, reminding us of the beauty and immense blessings nature and the animals provide humans.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-11   2349 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-11

Honoring the International Day of the World's Indigenous People

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Honoring the International Day of the World's Indigenous People

Our wonderful planet has over 350 million unique and beautiful indigenous people! Creativity and love of life are main components of indigenous living and are often channeled through masterful craftworks. Aboriginal art carries important messages about the local and shared knowledge of the natural environment, as well as symbols representing their traditions, ceremonies and spiritual insights. Indigenous peoples have shown unique adaptability to non-indigenous culture while still retaining their own, and many have become notable and influential in a variety of professions.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-09   2384 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-09

Spiritual Songwriting Festival in 1991 - Celestial Notes in the Air, Part 3 of 3

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Spiritual Songwriting Festival in 1991 - Celestial Notes in the Air, Part 3 of 3

The wonderful Spiritual Songwriting Festival held in Hsihu, Taiwan (Formosa) in 1991. Supreme Master Ching Hai gives a fascinating discourse to the congregation touching on different topics including how an Enlightened Being can help change someone's deep-rooted unprogressive concepts. We spiritual practitioners can develop any talent, because our wisdom, our True Self is coming out to handle things. If we must do something, Hes will guide us and lead us to do it.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-09   2721 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-09

Spiritual Songwriting Festival in 1991 - Celestial Notes in the Air, Part 2 of 3

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Spiritual Songwriting Festival in 1991 - Celestial Notes in the Air, Part 2 of 3

In July of 1991, the first Spiritual Songwriting Festival was held in Hsihu, Taiwan (Formosa). Our Association members humbly sang songs of praise for Master's infinite love and the wonderful Quan Yin Method, and expressed their immense joy on the spiritual path with earnest hope of returning Home. The top three songs were chosen among more than 20 attendants. Four additional special Awards given by Master. A good song can touch people's heart, change their concept and thoughts and inspire them to practice spiritually.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-08   2708 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-08

Spiritual Songwriting Festival in 1991 - Celestial Notes in the Air, Part 1 of 3

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Spiritual Songwriting Festival in 1991 - Celestial Notes in the Air, Part 1 of 3

In July of 1991, the first Spiritual Songwriting Festival was held in Hsihu, Taiwan (Formosa). And expressed Our Association members’ immense joy on the spiritual path with earnest hope of returning Home. With Master as the main judge; the top three songs were chosen among more than 20 attendants. The awards also included the Best Lyrics, Best Composition, Best Performance as well as four additional special Awards given by Master. All the winners received an extremely precious reproduction of one of Master’s paintings signed by Master, to their great delight.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-07   2673 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-08-07
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