Yoga, Education, and Health OH MY!!

December 23, 2013
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http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/living/2011/01/23/nat.yoga.religion.cnn.html This video is a general history of yoga and also what yoga means to these practitioners and yoga studio owners. For many Americans the most common idea of yoga is strictly a physical practice. But for many others this is a completely different idea which effects their children’s schooling and physical education classes. Many […]

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Cultural Arts Review: Zen Buddhist Art

December 21, 2013
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Zen Buddhism’s emphasis on simplicity, the sense of “no self” and the importance of the natural world creates a distinctive aesthetic. In Zen art simplicity means a small appreciation of simple moments and things. The simplicity of Zen art may be imperfect but not without quality. This notion of simplicity is relevant to the appreciation […]

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Cultural Arts Review- Kanye West and The Tower of Babel

December 21, 2013
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On June 18, 2013, Kanye West released his sixth studio album named Yeezus. The very title of the album immediately sparked outrage among some and conversation all. ‘Yeezus’ is a play on words, combining the hip-hop superstar’s nickname ‘Yeezy’ and the name of Jesus himself. In the past, ‘Ye has been very vocal about his […]

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Final Project- I Am Bruce Lee: Fighting Stereotypes or Fighting Tradition?

December 20, 2013
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As a Chinese-American, Bruce Lee fought his entire career against social and cultural stereotypes. While these stereotypes were not explicitly religious, they may derive somewhat from traditional Eastern religious cliches. The trope of the calm, meditating Asian man is still very common today, and that is simply not who Bruce Lee wanted to be. In […]

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Final Project: Sikhs in America

December 15, 2013
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I can’t find a good way to embed this so here is the link. http://prezi.com/jqprpngvkh5l/sikhs-in-america/ Thank you for your interest, Matt Erdahl

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The media and the Myanmar conflict

December 15, 2013
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Here is the link directing you to my prezi on how the media portrays the Myanmar conlict – http://prezi.com/w_wswela3h99/media-and-the-myanmar-conflict/

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Final Project: Tibet and the West

December 14, 2013
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I would like to analyze the tremendous impact that Tibet has had on the western world for my final project. Tibet has long held the attention of the developed world, largely due to the cultural influence that the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, exerts. Many find the struggle of Tibetan independence endearing, inspiring a sense […]

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