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  1. Herbal pharmacist aims to make magician's fasting record vanish

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang 'It's a piece of cake. I've even fasted for 81 days before but nobody was watching' He may not be a magician, nor is he as photogenic as David Blaine, but Chen Jianmin, a 50-year-old Chinese herbal medicine pharmacist from L ...

  2. Saffron swindle

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adam Wright Please don't judge me, brothers and sisters, if you see me acting in an unenlightened manner towards what appears to be a Buddhist monk late at night in Central. You shouldn't need to use your third eye to see that it's not real ...

  3. Detours: Fo Guang Shan

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Rob McFarland

    ... Rob McFarland It's a magical, if slightly surreal, moment. We're standing in the courtyard of the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, surrounded by 480 identical gold statues of Buddha, listening to the softly spoken words of one of the nuns, ...

  4. Detours: spiritual retreat

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nick Walton Each year the famous and infamous descend on the lavish seaside town of Cannes in the south of France, to guzzle champagne and taste test the year's documentaries and feature films. Starlets flood the red carpets and film's major pla ...

  5. Into Great Silence

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Into Great Silence Starring: Monks of the Grand Chartreuse, near Grenoble, France Director: Philip Groning The film: As back stories go, the one for Into Great Silence is certainly mythical. It took director Philip Groning 16 years to get th ...

  6. Chiseen's clean getaway

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow The merry pranksters from Chiseen have wrapped up their first season of filming segments for MTV Asia's Whatever Things. And no one got arrested. According to Jacob Mense, one of the creators/producers of Chiseen (which is best descr ...

  7. Police launch murder hunt after two monks are found dead

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Officers called to the Tsuen Wan monastery find the victims hacked to death Police have launched a murder inquiry after two monks were found dead in Tsuen Wan. A maintenance worker at the Tung Lam Monastery called police when he discovered the body of an ...

  8. Getting a taste of life without food

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Five KGV students go on a two-day fast to raise money for the poor, writes Sara Yin Five King George V (KGV) students went without food for 40 hours to experience the hunger suffered by millions of children around the world. The activity is expected to be ...

  9. Rome

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis What's going on around the globe 'Get thee to a nunnery!' might be a quote from Shakespeare rather than Italian literature, but it would still be a relevant- if redundant- greeting for Gaia Scaramella. The Roman artist, ...

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    ‘Bachelor’ Narendra Modi finally owns up to having a wife

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... tradition of asceticism in which followers renounce worldly pleasures. Other parts of Modi's personal story remain unclear, particularly a period as a young man when he is believed to have ...




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