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The Spiritual Dimension of Development is Inescapable: A Message of Healing from the Native American Chief Phil Lane Jr. (Veg advocate)

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The Spiritual Dimension of Development is Inescapable: A Message of Healing from the Native American Chief Phil Lane Jr. (Veg advocate)

The Honorable Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. is a member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations. He is formally recognized by elders from across North America as a hereditary chief, owing to his noble lineage of leadership and longtime service to Indigenous peoples and greater humanity. For his tireless contributions, Chief Lane has received many awards, such as the Windstar Award and the
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2020-11-04   925 Views
The World Around Us
2020-11-04

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum - A Celebration of New Zealand’s Diverse Cultural Heritage

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Te Papa Tongarewa Museum - A Celebration of New Zealand’s Diverse Cultural Heritage

Today, we visit New Zealand, one of the rare countries to receive many Shining World Awards. In 2006, the government of New Zealand was the recipient of the Shining World Leadership Award for Peace and in 2018, the Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion. In 2019, the New Zealand government also became a laureate of the Shining World Leadership Award for Earth Conservation, the Shining Wo
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2020-12-26   837 Views
The World Around Us
2020-12-26

The Nazca and Palpa Lines: A Fascinating Archeological Enigma, Part 1 of 2

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The Nazca and Palpa Lines: A Fascinating Archeological Enigma, Part 1 of 2

Thousands of massive figures and lines were drawn with immaculate geometric precision into the desert plains of Nazca and Palpa in Southern Peru. Due to their quantity, size, nature, and continuity, the Nazca and Palpa Lines are considered by some to be the eighth wonder of the world. Their exact origins remain a mystery. The mystifying Nazca and Palpa Lines have become an important archeological
The World Around Us
2019-07-03   4899 Views
The World Around Us
2019-07-03

A Thousand Years’ Faith-Keeping: Pechersk Lavra and Saint Sophia Cathedral

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A Thousand Years’ Faith-Keeping: Pechersk Lavra and Saint Sophia Cathedral

The Pechersk Lavra of Kiev Ukraine is a 1,000-year-old Christian sanctuary that still functions as a monastery and is the official residence of the head of the Church of Ukraine. This famous religious site was voted by the citizens of its great country to be one of the seven wonders of the Ukraine. It is also one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for Eastern Orthodox Christians. Pecher
The World Around Us
2021-04-30   262 Views
The World Around Us
2021-04-30

Matera: The Power of Endurance and Faith

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Matera: The Power of Endurance and Faith

Matera, a city in the province of Matera, is in the Basilicata region of southern Italy. This extraordinary place is known as the “Underground City.” In 2019, Matera was declared a European Capital of Culture. In our time together today, we take the opportunity to discover the city’s Sassi, the Rupestrian Churches, as well as the cisterns. Rulers from outside have come and gone, but Matera has rem
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2020-10-23   285 Views
The World Around Us
2020-10-23

Gurdwara Janam Asthan: Sacred Birthplace of the Venerated Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (vegetarian)

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Gurdwara Janam Asthan: Sacred Birthplace of the Venerated Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (vegetarian)

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who selflessly came to this world over 500 years ago as a Messenger of God. His teachings emphasize that spiritual freedom is found in the discovery of the soul through contacting the voice of truth within, and not through pilgrimage. Still, the site of Gurdwara Janam Asthan holds a significant meaning in the hearts of the Sikh devotees. The birthplaces evoke a nearness to t
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2019-11-12   784 Views
The World Around Us
2019-11-12

Pashupatinath Temple: A Sacred Dedication to Lord Shiva, Part 1 of 3

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Pashupatinath Temple: A Sacred Dedication to Lord Shiva, Part 1 of 3

Situated inland between China and India, Nepal is home to eight of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest, known as Sagarmatha to the locals. The Himalayan views, charming hillside villages, golden temples, and jungle wildlife combine to make a popular tourist attraction, and the many visitors boost this lovely country’s economy. “Bagmati River is the source of the civilization of
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2020-08-21   461 Views
The World Around Us
2020-08-21

The Fascinating Mystery of the United Kingdom’s Underground Tunnels

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The Fascinating Mystery of the United Kingdom’s Underground Tunnels

For decades, Great Britain’s mysterious tunnel systems have been a source of fascination, and authorities have been conspicuously secretive about them until recently. New documents released by the British Land Registry in 2017 revealed the existence of a network of tunnels under the streets of Britain, with details on 3.5 million land and property titles under the ownership of councils, housing as
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2021-03-26   1187 Views
The World Around Us
2021-03-26

Admont Abbey: A Magnificent Jewel of the Baroque Era

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Admont Abbey: A Magnificent Jewel of the Baroque Era

The Benedictine Abbey of Admont was founded in 1074 by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg. It is now the oldest remaining monastery in Styria, Austria, and one of the largest neo-Gothic sacred buildings in the country. The name Admont comes from the Latin word “ad montes,“ which means “at the mountains.” Situated amidst the gorgeous mountains of Gesäuse National Park, the magnificent Admont Abbey glor
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2019-07-30   2774 Views
The World Around Us
2019-07-30

Mont-Saint-Michel: Magical Wonder of the Western World

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Mont-Saint-Michel: Magical Wonder of the Western World

Situated in the middle of the bay less than half a mile off the northwestern coast of Normandy, Mont-Saint-Michel seemingly floats like a mirage on the horizon. Each year, more than three million pilgrims and tourists flock to this World Heritage Site, recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, for its natural beauty, architectural splendor, and
The World Around Us
2020-03-17   491 Views
The World Around Us
2020-03-17

Ancient City of Sigiriya: Sri Lanka's “Eighth World Wonder,” Part 2 of 2 (INT)

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Ancient City of Sigiriya: Sri Lanka's “Eighth World Wonder,” Part 2 of 2 (INT)

Considered an extremely impressive, if not perplexing, feat of ancient engineering, with construction comparable to the pyramids of Egypt or Stonehenge in England. Included in the listing are the surrounding regal gardens at the base of the monolith, which have a complex system of aqua engineering complete with dams, locks, canals, bridges, and fountains. In Sigiriya, the Mirror Wall creates shimm
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2019-12-04   965 Views
The World Around Us
2019-12-04

Beautiful Babylon: Magnificent Jewel of the Ancient World

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Beautiful Babylon: Magnificent Jewel of the Ancient World

Four thousand years ago, a small port town was founded on the Euphrates River. The humble Babylon grew into one of the largest cities of its time, eventually serving as the capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, a beautiful, mighty center of art, architecture, and science. Home to the Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as an important reflection of ancient Mesop
The World Around Us
2020-05-12   1128 Views
The World Around Us
2020-05-12

Jongmyo Shrine: The Noble Simplicity and Calm Grandeur of Korea, Part 1 of 2

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Jongmyo Shrine: The Noble Simplicity and Calm Grandeur of Korea, Part 1 of 2

In the midst of downtown Seoul stands a woodland, untouched by the busy city, as tranquil as if time has stood still. Here rests Jongmyo Shrine, the most sacred place of worship in Korea for the past 600 years. Jongmyo is a temple that enshrines the spirits of the 25 kings that ruled Korea during the Joseon dynasty. In December 1995, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural organiz
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2020-02-27   485 Views
The World Around Us
2020-02-27

Ancient City of Sigiriya: Sri Lanka's “Eighth World Wonder,” Part 1 of 2 (INT)

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Ancient City of Sigiriya: Sri Lanka's “Eighth World Wonder,” Part 1 of 2 (INT)

Sigirya was named as a World Heritage Site in 1982. The reason behind this was that Sigiriya is considered as a significant site, not only in Sri Lanka, but in the whole world. Sigiriya is so important to Sri Lankans because of its murals. These murals can be mentioned as the earliest evidence of Sinhalese painting methods in Sri Lanka. The fortress of Sigiriya has gardens that are amongst the old
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2019-11-27   1032 Views
The World Around Us
2019-11-27

Pashupatinath Temple: A Sacred Dedication to Lord Shiva, Part 3 of 3

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Pashupatinath Temple: A Sacred Dedication to Lord Shiva, Part 3 of 3

Many unique artistic paintings and sculptures can be found in different parts of Pashupatinath Temple. Gilded images of magnificently crafted deities stand on both sides of each door. Every beam of the roof is intricately sculpted. “The roof of the Lord Pashupatinath Temple is supported by Tudal (wooden carved struts). These are artistic in nature. Some depict stories related to Mahabharata – the
The World Around Us
2020-09-04   504 Views
The World Around Us
2020-09-04

Bamiyan Valley: A Glimpse Into Ancient Buddhist Culture

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Bamiyan Valley: A Glimpse Into Ancient Buddhist Culture

The name Bamiyan means “the place of shining light.” Embraced by the Hindu Kush Mountains, Bamiyan is situated on the flat, broad, fertile plains and flanked by high stone cliffs. The city was a busy layover point for merchants on their trips some 1,500 years ago, bringing together diverse cultures from Greece, Turkey, Persia, China, and India. These merchants also brought with them their Faith. B
The World Around Us
2020-10-16   357 Views
The World Around Us
2020-10-16

The Nazca and Palpa Lines: A Fascinating Archeological Enigma, Part 2 of 2

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The Nazca and Palpa Lines: A Fascinating Archeological Enigma, Part 2 of 2

The lines and geoglyphs of Nazca and Palpa are a remarkable work of art left by ancient inhabitants of that region. The archeological site holds significant historical, spiritual, and cultural value. It represents an extraordinary manifestation of a shared religious and social practice that has lasted an impressive period of time. Let us act now to preserve and protect the precious archeological g
The World Around Us
2019-07-10   3468 Views
The World Around Us
2019-07-10

Angkor: Cambodia's Ancient Majestic City

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Angkor: Cambodia's Ancient Majestic City

This once thriving metropolis was the vibrant royal center of an empire. The ancient civilization at Angkor produced some of the world's most awe-inspiring architectural and artistic creations. Majestic remains from this amazing stone city include hundreds of temples and structures, notably the famous Angkor Wat Temple and the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom. Angkor offers scholars and visitors a prec
The World Around Us
2019-06-26   3882 Views
The World Around Us
2019-06-26

The Mahabodhi Temple Complex: Lord Buddha's Sacred Place of Enlightenment

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The Mahabodhi Temple Complex: Lord Buddha's Sacred Place of Enlightenment

The Mahabodhi Temple is one of the earliest and most impressive Buddhist temples in India that was constructed entirely in brick. “Outstanding universal importance as it is one of the most revered and sanctified places in the world.” It is a beautiful and holy place of worship that commemorates the pivotal moment in Lord Buddha’s life when Prince Siddhartha achieved enlightenment and became the Wo
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2019-05-12   5784 Views
The World Around Us
2019-05-12

Cappadocia, Turkey: Underground Cities, Cave Churches & Fairy Chimneys

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Cappadocia, Turkey: Underground Cities, Cave Churches & Fairy Chimneys

Cappadocia is a beautiful place in Turkey, it is a central Turkish region in Nevsehir province and is known for its exceptional beauty. It also has a rich cultural, historical, and spiritual heritage.
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2017-10-06   3639 Views
The World Around Us
2017-10-06
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