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Festival of national traditions in Khabarovsk

In November 2013, a ceremonial reception hall of the Azerbaijan restaurant “Ali” gathered mothers of various Nations to participate in the Festival of national traditions, dedicated to mother’s day and the birthday of the Assembly of the peoples of Khabarovsk Krai.

The festival was organized by the “Assembly of the peoples of the Khabarovsk Krai”, the Women’s club “Friendship without borders” and Autonomous nonprofit organization “Children and adults” with the support of the Khabarovsk regional branch of all-Russian Azerbaijani Congress.

The celebration began with words of gratitude to mothers, representatives of the national associations, they on this festive evening received flowers from the hands of Valery Hidirova, the acting President of the Council of Assembly of peoples of Khabarovsk Krai.

The audience and participants of the first “Festival of national traditions” was lucky enough not only to divide the tea party in Uzbek, but to listen to Orthodox ritual singing, learning traditional bow in Korean, to get acquainted with Yakutian rite of blessing, go through a cleansing ritual of indigenous peoples of the North, to admire the Ukrainian rite of dressing the bride in front of the crown, to be treated with Continue reading

Atma Ananda – Sacred Asia: traditions and stories.

Sacred Asia: traditions and stories

Atma Ananda

Sacred Asia: traditions and stories

West is West, East is East

and with the place they will go,

until you see the Sky with the Earth

terrible on the Court of the Lord.

But there is no East and West no —

what tribe, country, race,

when a strong man strong face to face

at the edge of the earth rises?

(R. Kipling)

Introduction. East

Having lived in India for a total of five years, the last three years, leaving only for visas to Nepal and Sri Lanka, I essentially ran out for itself a space in the sense of “call to awareness”. Interaction with teachers of high level, many of which had world-wide fame, became a kind of everyday activity, and personal practice of yoga brought to “spiritual perfection” if such a combination is appropriate. But here we are not talking about my “personal achievements” but rather a more extended space in which I spent two years after he left India. My plans included quite deliberately to focus on Indochina, before I get in China. The center of travel was Thailand, around which were described several circles, covering neighboring countries: Indonesia – Malaysia – Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam – China and return to Thailand after each small circle. Continue reading

EASTERN neighbors of Russia – who are they?

China

China is the largest in Eastern Russia. A population of a billion people. In a short period of time China has experienced a powerful impetus to economic development and now ranks second largest GDP. Recently this country was regarded as obsolete, but in the decade became a world power.

Influence on Chinese culture has had existing religions: Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Also in China there Professor of Christianity and Islam.

China is the world’s only Communist country. Moreover, the Chinese could achieve a combination of capitalism with communism, which led to prosperity.

Mongolia

Mongolia has a long border with Russia almost 3.5 thousand kilometers. This country is in many ways an amazing and extraordinary. In one part of the state you can contemplate the mountains, rolling plains, and the other by sandy deserts. Climate, vegetation and the world were formed under the influence of taiga forests and deserts.

Most of Mongolians are Buddhists. However, preserved in some parts of the country shamanism. The number of people professing Islam, due to the presence of a large number of Kazakhs, who immigrated to Mongolia. In the country about 50 thousand Christians.

The basis of Mongolian culture – nomadism. Many families still live this lifestyle. Created seasonal special school to receive education, Continue reading