Videos tagged with "religion"

We Are One [03:00]
Our planet comprises many countries, ethnic groups, religions, and cultures, creating a vast number of differences amongst its inhabitants. As students currently working in three very different countries of the world - Ghana, Nepal, and Vietnam - we decided to conduct a social experiment of our own. We learned that there is more to our similarities than meets the eye. As such, we believe it's about time we celebrate these similarities and unite in our diversity.

Nepal-Tibet Tour तिब्बत यात्रा [26:57]
Welcome to TIBET - a land so rich in culture tradition and steeped in religion along the far flung unique landscape, aptly called the Roof of the World. Let the age old Tibetan mysteries cast an enchanted spell that holds a visitor in thrill and excitement. The first part of the tour offers fascinating views of the incredible formation of the highest plateau of the world with awesomely beautiful rocks, cascades and canyons slightly hidden in the thin flying mists amidst the mighty presence of Mt. Everest (8848m), Shishapagma (8035m) and the 2nd part brings you so close to the Shangri-La of TIBET making you feel yourself as being part of a unique culture, a rich tapestry woven with legends, myths, rituals and festivals.

World Peace Pagoda | Pokhara | 12.26.2012 [00:45]
the day after Christmas, we hiked up to the World Peace Stupa/Pagoda that overlooks all of Lakeside in Pokhara, Nepal. Our purpose was simply to simply to enthrone Jesus from the high places in Nepal! It was so awesome and people were by and large really open for conversation and prayer. There were a couple of rad healings (a crippled man's leg grew out by a lot outside the temple gates and he got up and walked, a guy's back got healed and he encountered the peace of Jesus and took a Nepali bible, and a lady's knee completely clicked back into place). People were drawn to us just sitting around singing and ministering to the heart of God, and SO MANY wanted Jesus. But as we're finding to be the norm here, Hinduism and Buddhism are cultural deals - one's family and entire social structure are swirled into those two religions. So if someone were to receive Jesus, especially as a woman (it's an intense patriarchal society here), that person would lose pretty much everything. And yet they gain EVERYTHING! So totes be praying for those we've talked to that are pondering life with Christ - that they would count the cost and say YES :)

7 days retreat with nepali shamans (tamang jankhri) [10:37]
Dupuis, J. (2011, Janvier-Février). Initiation au Chamanisme Himalayen. Exposé & court-métrage présentés au Séminaire d'ethnopsychiatrie, Centre Chapelle-aux-champs, SSM : Département adultes, Faculté de médecine, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Bruxelles Dupuis, J. (2009, Avril). Himalayan shamanism: A nepalese jungle retreat. Court-métrage commenté en live & présenté au 2ième Colloque International organisé par l'Association pour la Recherche Transdisciplinaire sur les Hallucinations et autres Etats Modifiés de Conscience dans la Philosophie et les Sciences Cognitives (ARTHEMOC), Paris This was a 7 days retreat with nepali (tamang) shamans including 2 of my gurus. During this week, we barely slept because night was totally dedicated to practice (prayer, dancing, singing, etc.). Day time, villagers came for blessings and guidance. It is at that time, that I started to understand what "seeing" meant after a 2 years stay in Nepal. Exhaustion did not allow for any more rational-linear thinking but because of the sacred set and setting, bursts of spiritual understanding ("right brain w-holy systemic glimpses") could naturally come through. These traditions are still connected to the roots of Earth and Sky. The Big Bang is actualised through the trance itself for Creation is an ever going process. Contrary to religion, if the ritual is quiet strict and protocolarized, what is being experienced inside it is quiet open, if not totally, according to the "merits" of the ...

Indra Jatra Dance Festival.flv [04:30]
It is a well known fact that Hinduism and Buddhism are the two major religions of Nepal, each having it's own rules and rituals. However, like most festivals of Nepal, both Hindus and Buddhist unite to celebrate the festival of Indra Jatra. This festival is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists with great enthusiasm. It is also believed that Indra Jatra is a festival of classical dances. It is on this very day when one is able to observe numerous varieties of traditional dances. The festival is named after Lord Indra who is known as the god of rain and also as the king of heaven.

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