Ivolginsky Datsan: centre of Russian Buddhism

 Ivolginsky Datsan: centre of Russian BuddhismIvolginsky Datsan (lamaist monastery) the main centre of Buddhism in Russia is situated at the bottom of Khamar-Daban mountains, in 30 km from Ulan-Ude. Although its history begun just in 1945, Ivolginsky Datsan is draws attention of numerous tourists, pilgrims and believers from all over the world. Crowds of pilgrims come here to behold one of the main Buddhist shrines - incorruptible relics of lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov.There is a Bo tree growing here as well. Rumour has it that rites carried out here can work wonders. It is known for certain that talapoins practise Tibetan medicine and cure visitors, believers and non-Buddhists as well.

Oklahoma hospital invokes Native American healing arts

Oklahoma hospital invokes Native American healing artsADA, Oklahoma Nestled amid green fields and stream-filled woodlands, a new hospital opened by the Chickasaw Nation blends sacred Native American healing traditions with cutting-edge medicine.

It is one of a growing number of medical centers in the United States that recognize healing is about more than just drugs and IV drips.

The Seoul cafe served tea, cake and fortunes.

The Seoul cafe served tea, cake and fortunes."I will work in publishing or translation, and marry an accountant in six years," said the woman in her early twenties, seated in a Seoul cafe.

"We will have one son," she added, totally serious.

She was far from alone. The trendy cafe in downtown Seoul filled with antique tables and pastel-toned decorations was crowded with others who, like her, had come to find out what the future may hold for them.

Charges dropped against Colombian medicine man

Charges dropped against Colombian medicine manMan was arrested at Bush airport with ceremonial 'ancestral medicine'

Federal authorities have dismissed charges against a Colombian medicine man detained at a Houston airport with vials of a potent hallucinogen.

Angela Dodge, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston, said Tuesday that the felony charge against Juan Agreda-Chindoy, 42, was dismissed "in the interest of justice."

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Barack Obama names Sitting Bull as inspirational American in new childrenPresident Barack Obama faces another 'shellacking' from sections of the American public after lionising a controversial character in his new children's book.

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughers features the stories of 13 inspirational characters, chief among them Native American, Sitting Bull.

President Obama's book, which hit the shelves today, describes the man who united tribes against American troops as: 'A Sioux medicine man who healed broken hearts and broken promises.'