Art is the cultural deposits of mankind and a reflection of inspirations; Art is an expression of emotions and a quest for self-realization. From the musical notes spring the inner melody; from the colors of a painting triggars the memory of the shore beyond that we call home. It turns out that what touches us most is not the splendid appearance, but a sense of familiarity that has been there for a long time. 

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Blind Artist John Bramblitt: Seeing Life in a Different Light

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Enlightening Entertainment

Blind Artist John Bramblitt: Seeing Life in a Different Light

John Bramblitt was born in 1971 in El Paso, Texas, USA, and his art has been sold in over a hundred and twenty countries. According to CNN, John Bramblitt believes he could draw before he could walk, and possessing a photographic memory proved invaluable to him later in life when he lost his eyesight. Besides drawing, painting, and illustrating, he also loves sharing written stories with friends and family. Drawing and painting became the best ways to cope with his frequent visits to the hospital in childhood.
Enlightening Entertainment
2019-01-15   4739 Views
Enlightening Entertainment
2019-01-15

Holy Songs: Mother of The Universe

00:19:27
Cultural Traces Around the World

Holy Songs: Mother of The Universe

Supreme Master Ching Hai said, “Only if we find God, will we find true happiness, true peace, everlasting bliss, even in this life and the life after.” Many of our Association members have also written spiritually enriching melodies, inspired by their deep love and gratefulness for our Almighty God. On today’s special program, we are honored to share some of these songs with you. Oh Mother of the Universe! When You smile, people’s hearts move, the sky is warmed with love. Sunshine sparkling the rosy color of faith.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-10-18   3371 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2018-10-18

The Sublime Beauty of Traditional Thai Dance

00:16:40
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Sublime Beauty of Traditional Thai Dance

Located in Southeast Asia, the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country steeped in rich cultural traditions. The name “Thailand” means “land of the free.” In this auspicious nation, one of the earliest signs of human existence was found. Through the centuries, the influence of neighboring countries such as India, China, and Cambodia have helped shape Thailand’s diverse and colorfu
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-06-24   314 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-06-24

Refugee Artists – Ambassadors of Peace, Culture, and Humanity, Part 3 of 3

00:17:49
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Refugee Artists – Ambassadors of Peace, Culture, and Humanity, Part 3 of 3

The South African singer, songwriter, and actress, Miriam Makeba, is an iconic figure in the anti-Apartheid movement. For her anti-discrimination stance, her passport was revoked and she became a stateless person. Miriam Makeba relocated to Guinea in 1968, due to growing civil rights controversy in the US. For her tireless efforts to speak up against social injustice, she was honored with the Dag
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-23   152 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-23

Refugee Artists – Ambassadors of Peace, Culture, and Humanity, Part 2 of 3

00:13:51
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Refugee Artists – Ambassadors of Peace, Culture, and Humanity, Part 2 of 3

Mr. Huberman was a Jewish violinist born in Czestochowa, Poland, in 1882. Amid growing anti-Semitic policies that rippled across Europe during the 1930s, premier Jewish musicians found themselves jobless and their lives threatened. Mr. Huberman realized that his orchestra was a way to save his fellow musicians and began to tirelessly work to fulfil that dream. Eventually, he was able to rescue nea
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-20   167 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-20

Refugee Artists – Ambassadors of Peace, Culture, and Humanity, Part 1 of 3

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A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Refugee Artists – Ambassadors of Peace, Culture, and Humanity, Part 1 of 3

June 20th was declared World Refugee Day by the United Nations. Throughout the long history of humankind, there have been refugees all over the world, as the result of conflicts or natural or human-made disasters. In our three-part show, we pay tribute to some of the distinguished artists, who happened to be refugees. These special individuals imbue their struggles, love, and longing into moving c
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-16   270 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-16

Vegan Heroes - Father’s Day Celebration, Part 4 of 6

00:24:57
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Vegan Heroes - Father’s Day Celebration, Part 4 of 6

Under the great tree of “family,” our father is like a tree root that silently nourishes flourishing flowers and leaves. To thank this unconditional and selfless love, our Tainan Association members in Formosa (Taiwan) will present a special joyful dance named “The Color of Spring in the Mountain” to wish all fathers in the world happiness every day. The next performance is a song accompanied with
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-13   317 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-13

The Physician Who Heals With Conditions, Part 2 of 2

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A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

The Physician Who Heals With Conditions, Part 2 of 2

And now, please join us for the conclusion of our drama “The Physician Who Heals With Conditions.” “I’m still waiting for you, ardently longing, forever waiting for you. One day, awakened from the earthly dream, you will return Home, by My side, in glory. I’m still waiting for you. Since time immemorial, your tears are enough to fill rivers and seas. The forms you once adored have returned to noth
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-11   532 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-11

Vegan Heroes - Father’s Day Celebration, Part 3 of 6

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A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Vegan Heroes - Father’s Day Celebration, Part 3 of 6

The next program is a modern dance “The Silent Love”, displaying the noble love of a swan father. The dancer got his inspiration from the story of the swan dad Sai Sai in the photo book “The Noble Wilds” by Supreme Master Ching Hai. Now, with great respect for the swan father, let’s watch “The Love of Silence” performed by a professional dancer from the Taipei Center, Formosa (Taiwan). “It’s very
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-09   481 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-09

Vegan Heroes - Father’s Day Celebration, Part 2 of 6

00:27:07
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Vegan Heroes - Father’s Day Celebration, Part 2 of 6

The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” The best father is the one who guides his children towards God. Today, we’ve specially invited a few good fathers who were initiated by Master to practice the Quan Yin Method during Her early days in Taiwan (Formosa). Please come on the stage and receive our special praise. Next, we’re goin
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-06   524 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-06

The Physician Who Heals With Conditions, Part 1 of 2

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A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

The Physician Who Heals With Conditions, Part 1 of 2

In a tea farming village, there lived a physician known for his miraculous healing ability; yet he had no cure for his pain. One day he met Hương, a dutiful and gentle girl who came to ask for his help. This predestined meeting, eventually led them on a spiritual path to liberate themselves from all sorrows and to find the meaning of life. We now invite you to join us for Part 1 of the drama “The
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-04   678 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-04

Vegan Heroes - Father’s Day Celebration, Part 1 of 6

00:17:48
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Vegan Heroes - Father’s Day Celebration, Part 1 of 6

On June 16, 2019, the third Sunday of June, our Association members held a grand celebration for International Father’s Day, thanking all the fathers in the world in human and non-human forms. Our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai graciously attended this event at the New Land Ashram in Taiwan, also known as Formosa. We will now present to you this uplifting celebration in our series of programs en
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-02   617 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-06-02

Holy Songs: Devotional Hindu Songs

00:18:27
Cultural Traces Around the World

Holy Songs: Devotional Hindu Songs

Our program today will feature Hindu songs composed and performed by Mr. Ramanathan Brahmanandam, a respected Hindu scholar and musician. He is also a compassionate vegetarian, who practices ahimsa (nonviolence) to aid his own Self-realization. Apart from being a distinguished scholar of Hinduism, Mr. Brahmanandam is also well-versed in the classical music tradition of South India. He composes and
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-05-27   228 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-05-27

Jorge Chaminé, Portuguese Baritone for Peace

00:14:35
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Jorge Chaminé, Portuguese Baritone for Peace

Jorge Chaminé began his music journey at a young age. At 12 years old, he received a soprano role in a Portuguese opera. Later Jorge Chaminé studied law at the prestigious Coimbra University in Portugal, but decided to pursue a singing career instead. He regularly appears in classical opera pieces in large theatre productions, and has won many awards and honors. In 2018, the French government nomi
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-26   170 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-26

Remix the Future with Grizz Leon (vegan), Part 2 of 2

00:12:44
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Remix the Future with Grizz Leon (vegan), Part 2 of 2

In today’s program, we get a little more insight about what led Mr. Leon to the vegan diet. “I haven’t been a vegan or vegetarian for long, but I have been really working on throughout years to know and study. For me as a rapper and as a singer, I feel like, me going full vegan, and really showing my body that I care and I respect my body and respect Mother Earth more.”Mr. Leon is an independent t
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-21   522 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-21

Remix the Future with Grizz Leon (vegan), Part 1 of 2

00:14:22
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Remix the Future with Grizz Leon (vegan), Part 1 of 2

Grizz Leon, also known as “Bounce” and “Nibiru,” is a multi-talented musician, rapper, vocalist, and producer from the United States. With the ability to effortlessly blend different genres of music, such as reggae, rock, hip-hop, and R&B (rhythm and blues), he has made many rhythmical and upbeat musical pieces, including “Seize the Moment,” “Nibiru Possibilities,” “Remix The Future,” and “Keep Th
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-16   241 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-16

Songs for the Earth

00:12:04
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Songs for the Earth

As our world is facing imminent danger from the climate crisis, mainly caused by the livestock industry, and pandemic diseases from meat consumption, it's time for us to examine our behaviors, and encourage each other to turn from our destructive ways of living, and embrace a compassionate lifestyle. Our survival depends on this. Musicians around the world have been inspired to touch our hearts wi
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-14   669 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-14

Hula Dance, the Spirit of Hawaii, Part 2 of 2

00:16:27
Cultural Traces Around the World

Hula Dance, the Spirit of Hawaii, Part 2 of 2

As mentioned in the previous episode, Hawaiian mythologies, history, genealogies, and traditions were passed down from generation to generation through chant, or “oli,” and accompanying dance called “hula.” Today we are honored to have on our show Kumu Hula (master hula teacher) and choreographer, Ms. Nawahine Kuraoka. Ms. Kuraoka is here to share with us her knowledge of the beautiful hula dance.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-05-13   588 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-05-13

Celebrating the Sacred Motherhood, Part 5 of 5

00:15:25
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Celebrating the Sacred Motherhood, Part 5 of 5

Mother's Day is a very joyous occasion for those who still have a mother. In Japan, if you still have a mother, they have a tradition to come out and give you a pink carnation or a pink rose. And if you don't have a mother anymore, they give you a white one. The one who receives the pink carnation like this one, feels very happy and appreciative of their fortune that they still have their best fri
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-10   514 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-10

Celebrating the Sacred Motherhood, Part 4 of 5

00:14:51
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Celebrating the Sacred Motherhood, Part 4 of 5

Next is a Chinese classical dance. The dance shows the virtues, elegance, warmth, and beauty of the Chinese women. This song of moon gazing with the meaningful, beautiful lyrics, expresses the earnest yearning to go back home, and the disciple’s longing to see the Master. Please give a warm welcome to the demonstration of Chinese formal dresses from Mainland China. “Gazing at the moon, I think of
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-07   530 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-07

Hula Dance, the Spirit of Hawaii, Part 1 of 2

00:19:50
Cultural Traces Around the World

Hula Dance, the Spirit of Hawaii, Part 1 of 2

The hula dance is an integral part of Hawaiian culture, and dates back 1,500 years ago, when the ancient Polynesians voyaged to Hawaii. In ancient Hawaii, there were different dances for various occasions. One of the rules in Hula dancing is “Kuhi no ka lima, hele no ka maka” or “Where the hands move, there let the eyes follow.” In other words, a dancer should always watch their hands at all times
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-05-06   232 Views
Cultural Traces Around the World
2020-05-06

Celebrating the Sacred Motherhood, Part 3 of 5

00:22:47
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms

Celebrating the Sacred Motherhood, Part 3 of 5

Now, let's continue watching part 3. "Missing Mother on Mother's Day" is a song praising a mother's love. It shows a kind and diligent nomadic mother standing in the wind missing her son far away. The second performance is a melodious song which carries the nostalgia of the vast grassland, blended harmoniously with the introspective and open-minded Mongolian dance. Thereby, it expresses the nostal
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-05   402 Views
A Journey through Aesthetic Realms
2020-05-05
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