Lake Tahoe's Cave Rock court case inspires book
A precedent-setting court case concerning a Lake Tahoe landmark so intrigued author Michael Makley that he teamed up with his historian son Matthew to write about it.
The result, "Cave Rock: Climbers, Courts, and a Washoe Indian Sacred Place," (University of Nevada Press, $24.95 paperback) examines the court cases involved in the Washoe tribe's successful attempt to ban rock climbing at the South Shore site.
Ivolginsky 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
ADA, 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.
"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.
Man 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."