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Buddhism in America and its Influence

Abstract For this project, I would be creating a short magazine in a format such as National Geographic. The topic I’ll be focusing on will be about the religions in China and more importantly how it was spread to the U.S and altered by the new environment. Even today, we notice how great of an […]



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Hungry Ghost Rituals and Beliefs

Mulian’s mother, – a wealthy woman at the time – who committed the gravest sin of refusing to donate food to the Buddhist monks, is karmically reborn in the lowest level of Buddhist hell. Where unfortunate souls are left to suffer in anguish for all eternity.  One day, as Mulian is praying, he notices that […]



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Shamans: Preserving History

As a skeptic of the legitimacy of shamanistic practices; naturally, I decided to research shamans. The supernatural has always been a topic of fascination for me, even if I do not believe. We live in a world where supernatural beliefs tend to get suppressed. In the past, spirits were used to explain the unexplainable; to […]



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Mogao Caves: A Thousand Years of Buddhist History

All the way on the other side of the world, in the Gansu province of China, you will find the oasis city of Dunhuang. The city, whose name means “Blazing Beacon”, is situated near the western side of the Gobi Desert. Dunhuang has always attracted many travelers. Today it is a popular tourist site, but […]



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Ghost Marriage: A Graphic Novella

Death rituals are an important practice in all cultures. How a culture processes the act of death is something that is universal; there is always a ritual or practice surrounding the death of an individual. While what remains after death is subjective and not possible at this time to determine a universal truth, the terms […]



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