'If we stick together, we have power': Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen in a message on her Facebook page posted on Wednesday (April 17) reminded citizens that “if we stick together, we have power.” The me...

Native American kung fu master with Taiwan ties passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Native American kung fu master, who was a greatly beloved spiritual leader in the Las Vegas community and had ties to Taiwan, passed away at the age of 65 on Sunday (March 17...

Taiwanese group in US reportedly converting Masonic lodge into Buddhist Temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A religious organization reportedly based in Taiwan is planning to open a new Buddhist temple in the U.S. State of Connecticut, in the unlikely location of a former M...

Hundred-year temple parade draws locals and foreigners alike to Taiwan's Daxi Old Street 

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) — The two-day celebration of the birthday of the Taoist deity Lord Guan (關聖帝君) in Daxi District, Taoyuan City, kicked off Saturday with around-the-town parades that drew lo...

Daxi in N. Taiwan immersed in festivities before celebration of Guan Yu’s birthday in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The atmosphere in the old district of Daxi, Taoyuan City on Saturday (July 21) can only be described as festive as more than 15 groups took part in the afternoon and evening...

China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious e...

Son carries gods 600 km across Taiwan to give thanks for curing mother of cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  A community leader from Minzuli in Hualien City went on a 17 day journey across Taiwan carrying the statues of several Taoist gods half of Taiwan to thank them ...

Daoist delegation visits the Vatican, asks Pope to maintain ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Wednesday March 13, a delegation from Taiwan’s Bao’an Temple (大龍峒保安宮) made a visit to the Vatican as part of an interfaith religious dialogue event. The ...

Taiwanese religious traditions abroad: a Taoist temple in South India!

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) -- A Taoist temple in Villivakkam is located on the outskirts of Chennai, the capital of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It may seem unbelievable, but i...

Temples in Taiwan upgrading security after thieves steal deities, try to mail them to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Temples throughout Taiwan may be looking to upgrade security systems to protect the deities housed within them after recent events in Tainan. This week there was a...

Photo of the Day: Rare Taoist temple ritual kicks off in Zhushan Township

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time in 300 hundred years, a Taoist Chien Chiao (建醮) ritual is being jointly organized by 9 temples in Zhushan Township in Nantou County for five d...

100-year temple festival coming to Nantou's Zhushan township next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time in 100 hundred years, a Taoist Chien Chiao (建醮) ritual will be held in Zhushan Township in Nantou County for five days from Oct. 23-27, and during this ...

California resolution shelved after Chinese opposition

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California senator says Democratic legislative leaders are squashing his attempt to stand up for practitioners of a banned Chinese spiritual movement under pressure from th...

How to pray on Hungry Ghost Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today is Hungry Ghost Day (中元節), the 15th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar which marks the peak of Ghost Month (鬼月), a time when many Taiwanese provide...

Word on the street: How did you learn Chinese?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Many consider Chinese to be one of the hardest languages to learn for Westerner, indeed the Defense Language Institute rates Mandarin a level 4, the highest category ...