Thursday, February 19, 2009

Around the World in 80 Faiths


Around the World in 80 Faiths

Episode Two: The Far East

Pete Owen Jones presents the definitive guide to faith on earth, with eighty rituals across six continents in the space of a year. In this episode of the series, Pete encounters the exotic and inscrutable religions of the Far East, from anarchic Buddhist Naked Man and Shinto Fire festivals in Japan to enlightening Taoist monks in the mountains of China.
He visits an obscure Shamanic sect in South Korea, and finds out how war helped to create the biggest church in the world. In Buddhist Thailand he explores the meaning of non-attachment, and in Vietnam he comes under the spell of a divine eye, before giving money away to a mother goddess.

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Episode six: The Indian Subcontinent
After examining 49 faiths, Pete Owen Jones journeys from the Nepalese Himalayas to the south of India to make sense of the mystery of Indian religions, including the transmigration of the soul, karma, the pantheon of gods and the high regard for gurus.
Pete visits a Tibetan Buddhist monastery high in the mountains. In Calcutta, he takes part in the colourful Durga Puja festival and meets the Agori who live amongst the dead. He then travels to the deserts of Rajastan, where he finds Hindu sects ready to walk on fire or even pay the ultimate price for their gurus. In Mumbai, Pete attends a Zoroastrian marriage and explores why one of the world's oldest religions is in danger of disappearing. He discovers how Sikhism had a violent birth when he attends the 300th anniversary of its greatest guru's death, and then journeys south to learn about the remarkable faith of Jainism, which renounces violence against every living creature. Finally Pete spends Diwali in a tiny village at a dung-slinging festival - with inevitable results.

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7 comments:

  1. IS there any other solution except rapidshare?

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  2. Episode Eight has a bit about Europe's only Buddhist republic, Kalmykia.

    Do you pay for Rapidhsare, is there some cool tool, or is it to be used as an exercise in patience and repeated opportunities for 15 minute meditation sessions.
    :)

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  3. Rapidshare is a koan. The answer to which is indeed Patience. As I have said, others upload with it not me. Ellen has pointed out it is also available on http://thebox.bz/main.php. But you have to jump through a few hoops to get it as it originally shows up on BTJunkie as a locked file.

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  4. I finally got it from rapidshare, but it tells me that I need a password. Does anyone know what the password is?

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  5. That sucks, about the password. Avaxhome, where I found the file is down, so I cant go back to look at the posting. Sorry. I'd advise grabing it off the thebox.bz

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  6. Now I've got it from thebox.bz :) Thanks!

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