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Museum of Daesoon Jinrihoe

Yeoju Headquarters Temple Complex, Korea

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This new museum, with a focus on the Korean new religion of Daesoon Jinrihoe and Daoist spirituality, is ready to go and will open as soon as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Its highly informative and lovingly arranged exhibits will appeal to scholars and tourists alike, attracting both overseas guests and newly initiated Dao cohorts. Here is a picture of the interior of the 4th floor.

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Daoist Digital Museum II Digital Database of Daoist Texts

Centre for the Study of Daoist Culture at the, Chinese University of Hong Kong

In the wake of the first Daoist Digital Museum (DDM I), launched in 2015 with GIS technology to supply historical and geospatial data on Daoist temples in the Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Macao areas, this project, funded by a Hong Kong research grant, expands the digital database of local Daoist texts, collecting especially scriptures attributed to Patriarch Lü, ritual manuscripts, and inscriptions.

Further expanding the digitalization of Daoist studies, it makes the texts widely available, providing functions of search-on-demand and [End Page 267] image-text cross referencing. In this manner the database offers new ways of researching the texts, not only bringing convenience to readers but also providing scholars with an interactive textual experience.

The goal is to initiate and expand innovative ways of studying Daoist texts and make it possible to read materials anytime and anywhere, using the Centre website. It is open to scholars in the field as well as to general readers keen on Daoist culture.

—Lai Chi Tim

Dragon Mountain (Longshan 龙山) Center

Guernavaca, Mexico

This space is currently being built to serve as a major center for the cultivation of Dao and health, the teaching and practice of Chinese medicine and Daoist longevity techniques, as well as for the teaching and promotion of Daoist arts such as painting, calligraphy, music, dance, and ritual ceremonies. The large space and its buildings match traditional Chinese architectural and landscape design; many tiles, lions, stones, and ornaments have been donated by abbot Wu Chengzhen 吴诚真 of the Changchun guan 长春观 in Wuhan.

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While Mexican workers execute the actual building, many Daoist priests from all over the world continue to make valuable contributions. Some facilities are already in place, and construction of the first major temple is underway, soon to house he holy likenesses of many potent deities. The gardens are designed in line with five phases cosmology, stones and plants being placed to bring optimal energy and a maximum of peace and tranquility. [End Page 268]

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First meetings of the local Daoist community are already held at the site, and the completed center is expected to be inaugurated later this year.

—Hervé Louchouarn

No-Name Temple (Wuming gong 无名宫)

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Montlucon., France

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At this main center of the French Daoist Association, in August of 2020, a formal Daoist ordination ceremony was held with participants from China.

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Its director Karine Martin continues to hold weekly online classes on healing exercises, meditation, and Laozi teachings. She also offers a Daoist certificate in internal transformation, taught online and in person on five weekends over the course of one year.

In 2021, the temple will also host a variety of weekend retreats and workshops with various experts such as Livia Kohn, Catherine Despeux, Shijing (British Taoist Association), Meng Zhilin (Daoist College, Beijing). A pilgrimage to major Daoist temples is scheduled for November. For more details, see or contact afdaoiste@gmail.

—Karine Martin [End Page 270]



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