Browsing the "Cultures" Category

Your Own Private Tao of Idaho

February 6th, 2014 | by msalt

“The Tao of the Palouse” is a short (8 minute) documentary about a Daoist hermitage in rural Idaho. (The Palouse [&hellip


Human Waves

January 30th, 2014 | by msalt

Waves are a classic natural phenomenon; why else would you thrown a rock in the water? That makes it all [&hellip


Floating on the ripples

March 31st, 2013 | by msalt

Very simple and elegant. This is actually a flower vase of plastic, made in the shape of ripples, so you [&hellip


Spiritual Database Cultivation

February 11th, 2013 | by msalt

The Tao Bums is a wild and wooly discussion forum for Daoists of all stripes, from well versed philosophical types [&hellip


O come, O come Emmanuel

December 23rd, 2012 | by msalt

This has always been my favorite Christmas hymn — wondrous, melancholy, deep, not so insipid. Turns out, its history is [&hellip


Drunken Kung Fu

December 11th, 2012 | by msalt

Jackie Chan played it for laughs in his breakout hit “Drunken Master” (1978) but it’s a real cultural tradition that [&hellip


Humility? No, Thanks.

December 1st, 2012 | by msalt

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, for reasons that Jon Carroll explains well. But America has lost sight of the holiday’s [&hellip



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