• WEIXIN SHENGJIAO DELEGATION VISITED TAIPEI CAO DAI CONGREGATION IN TAIWAN

    (Taipei, Taiwan, 21st Nov 2020 – Reported by Taipei Caodai Congregation) Following the invitation of Reverend Thuong Canh Thanh (President of Cao Dai Overseas Missionary) and Taipei Caodai Congregation, at 10:30AM on November 21st 2020, the delegation consisting of 11 delegates from Weixin Shengjiao (Taichung, Taiwan), Daesoon Jinrihoe (South Korea) and Taiwan Cheng Chi University paid a visit to the worship place of Taipei Cao Dai Congregation.

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  • CAO DAI GOD’S PROPHECY ABOUT SPIRITISM REVEALED 95 YEARS LATER

    (Westminster, California, Nov 22, 2020 – By Rev. Canh Tran) As researchers and scholars are aware of, Caodaism is a spiritist religion, based completely on divine messages received from God and other Divinities to establish the religion in 1926 in Viet Nam. Many people consider spiritism as an occult activity, and nobody comes up with the idea or concept to consider it as a religion. Until now. An article written by a freelance journalist Meagan Drillinger on Sep. 16, 2020, has listed the “20 Largest Religions in the World”, in which CAO DAI is ranked No. 15 and SPIRITISM is ranked No. 10. Here are the 20 religions mentioned

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  • CAO DAI CLASS TAUGHT AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY – USA

    (Manhattan, Kansas, Nov 9, 2020 – Reported and translated by Thanh Thuy Caodai TV). On November 9 th , 2020 (Fall semester), Professor Dr. Michael Wesch gave an introduction lecture of the Cao Dai Religion to his students at Kansas State University (USA). This lecture is within the “Introduction to World's Religions” course, Anthropology major. The Kansas State University (USA) - the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Kansas, was founded in 1863, and ranked #170 in National Universities (according to the latest report of U.S. News & World Report).

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  • ARAB 24 NEWS AGENCY MADE A REPORTAGE ON CAO DAI RELIGION AT THE CAO DAI TAY NINH HOLY SEE

    (Cao Dai Tay Ninh Holy See, October 25, 2020 - Pictures by Huu Loi - Report by Thanh Thuy) On October 25, 2020, the filmmaking team of Arab24 News Agency (A24 News Agency) led by Mr. Nguyen Ha Le and a photographer came to Tay Ninh Holy See to do a reportage on the Cao Dai religion. According to the schedule of the delegation, at 10:00 am, His Eminence Cardinal Thuong Tam Thanh, Chairman of the Cao Dai Sacerdotal Council, welcomed the film crew and gave an interview at the Cardinal’s Office.  

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  • H.E CARDINAL THUONG TAM THANH ATTENDED THE 244th ANNIVERSARY OF THE US INDEPENDENCE DAY IN HCM CITY

    (Saigon October 9, 2020 – Photos taken by Deacon Thuong Van Thanh) At the invitation of Ms. Marie C. D’Amour, Consul General of the United States of America in  Ho Chi Minh City, at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020, His Eminence Cardinal Thuong Tam Thanh, Chairman of the Cao Dai Sacerdotal Council Tay Ninh Holy See, together with Deacon Thuong Van Thanh, Deputy Head of Cao Dai Overseas Missionary, came to the residence of  the US Consul General on Nguyen Du Street, HCMC, to attend the reception in honor of the 244th Anniversary of the American Independence Day

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  • CAO DAI OVERSEAS MISSIONARY GAVE M.PHIL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP TO INJAMAM MOJUMDER, UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA, BANGLADESH

    (Dhaka Oct. 7, 2020 - Reported by Rev. Canh Tran) The Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman handed over a cheque of MPhil Research Grant of Cao Dai Overseas Missionary (CDOM), California, USA, for this year 2020 to Injamam Mahbub Mojumder at his office on Wednesday October, 7, 2020. The Chairperson of the Department of World Religions and Culture, Professor Dr. Fazrin Huda and Dr. Mohammad Jahangir Alam, Associate Professor were present at the event

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  • CELEBRATION OF THE HOLY MOTHER GODDESS GRAND FESTIVAL YEAR 2020

    (Tay Ninh Holy See, October 3, 2020 - Pictures taken by Rev. Thuong Em Thanh and Caodai TV team: Huu Loi - Hong Nhan - Minh Triet. Report by Thanh Thuy) According to tradition since the establishment of Dai Dao Tam Ky Pho Do, every year on the full moon day of the eighth lunar calendar, all Cao Dai adepts gather at the Holy See to celebrate the Great Festival Commemorating the Holy Mother Goddess and Her 9 Muses (called “Hoi Yen Dieu Tri Cung”). This is an opportunity for all children to show their infinite filial piety and faith to the Holy Mother Goddess

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  • TAIPEI CAODAI CONGREGATION ATTENDED WEIXIN SHENGJIAO’S GRATIFICATION RITUAL IN NANTOU, TAIWAN

    (Report from Taipei, 27 June 2020. Pictures by Weixin Shengjiao) Following the invitation from  Weixin Shengjiao Taiwan, in the morning of June 26, 2020 (Lunar Calendar 5 th May, Year of the Rat), Religious Chief Nguyen Tuan Em, Acting Head of the newly founded Taipei Cao Dai Congregation and Mrs. Ly Thi Thuy Trang, Secretary of the Congregation, participated in the Gratification Ceremony on the Dragon Boat Festival held by Weixin Shengjiao in Nantou, Taiwan.

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  • CAODAI FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - Part III

    Question 1: I see that all members join their hands, bow and prostrate. This must be the Caodai Mudra. Can you explain the meaning of this gesture? Answer:   The Vietnamese term of Caodai Mudra is called  “ Ấn Tý” (in Vietnamese, Ấn: mudra, Tý: year of Rat /first year of the Chinese lunar calendar ) . This particular gesture of the hands underscores underlying esoteric meanings in Caodai teachings. God’s message: “Left [hand] is the Sun, Right [hand] is the Moon, the two of them represent Yin and Yang. The unity of Yin and Yang created the Cosmos-genesis and from that all things have been given rise to and transformed, that is the way of Tao to be expressed”      

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  • GREAT FESTIVAL COMMEMORATING GOD YEAR 2020 AT THE CAO DAI HOLY SEE

    (From Tay Ninh Holy See Feb 02, 2020 – News and photos from Huu Loi, Le Cuong and Caodai TV group) The Great Festival Commemorating God in the Year of the Rat 2020 has proceeded according to the Sacerdotal Council's Program as follows: The 8th of January Canh Ty (Feb. 01-2020) + 08:00: -  Opening Ceremony of 33 exhibition booths on the communal plaza in front of the Temple. Cardinal Thuong Tam Thanh, Chairman of the Cao Dai Sacerdotal Council delivers the opening speech.

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  • UPDATE ON THE CAODAI COURSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA BANGLADESH-JAN 2020

    (Dhaka, Bangladesh – Jan 20, 2020) Right after the establishment of the Department of World Religions and Culture at the University of Dhaka, some of the best ways have been initiated toward making religious study meaningful and lasting. Thus, academic study of Caodaism, alongside other world religions, has already broadened its theoretical focus and research interests. Notably, sixteen years of teaching (since 2003) history of Caodaism at the University of Dhaka has spurred more than 1300 students

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  • CAO DAI AT THE 2019 CESNUR CONFERENCE IN TURIN ITALY – SEP 2019

    (Turin, Italy, Sep 7, 2019 – Reported by Rev. Canh Tran) Mr. Mohammad Jahangir Alam, Associate Professor at the Department of World Religions and Culture of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, attended the 2019 CESNUR Conference, held in Turin, Italy from September 5-7, 2019. The major theme of the conference was Re-enchanting the World: Spiritualities and Religions of the Third Millennium . The conference was co-organized by Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), Contemporary Religions and Faith in Tradition (CRAFT) ...

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  • CAO DAI ATTENDED THE INTERNATIONAL INTERFAITH CONFERENCE IN YEOJU CITY, KOREA - YEOJU ECO FORUM -

    (Seoul, Korea, October 6, 2019 - Reported by Caodai TV members: Huu Loi, Le Den, Le Cuong and Nguyen Hoang) Following the invitation of Mr. Jay Cha, Organizational Committee General Manager of the Interfaith Dialogue for an Ecological Civilization - Yeoju Eco Forum, held from October 3 to 5, 2019 in  Yeoju City, South Korea, Rev. Canh Tran, President of Cao Dai Overseas Missionary, led an 8-member Caodai delegation (Deaconess Huong Thoan, Tran Huu Loi, Nguyen Van Hoang, Le Quoc Cuong, Ngo Thanh Nam, Le Xuan Den, Nguyen Van An and Ta Quoc Quy) to South Korea from October 2 to Oct. 6, 2019.

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  • OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CAO DAI COURSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, USA

    (Missouri, August 20, 2019 - Photos by Le Van Tua and Tran Hoa Tham) On August 20, 2019, the Cao Dai Overseas Missionary comprised of Rev. Canh Tran, President, Rev. Le Van Tua, Vice-Chief of Cao Dai Parish in Washington DC and Sub-dignitary Tran Hoa Tham from California Cao Dai Parish,  came to the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri to attend the Opening Ceremony of the “East Asian New Religious Movements” (EANRM) class. At 11:30 am, the Cao Dai Delegation, under the guidance of Prof. Joe Hobbs, Dean of the Department of Geography and Director of the Vietnam Institute at the University of Missouri

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  • ATTENDING ICAS CONFERENCE AT LEIDEN UNIVERSITY, NETHERLAND, JULY 15-19, 2019

    (Holland July 20, 2019 - Report by Sub-dignitary Tran Hoa Tham – Photos by Deacon Thuong Khoa Thanh and Tran Hoa Tham). Undertaking the mandate of the Chief Overseas Representative  of the Caodai Sacerdotal Council of Tay Ninh Holy See, the Cao Dai Delegation consisting of 5 people: Deacon Thuong Khoa Thanh (Nguyen Tan Khoa) and Mrs.Yvonne Nguyen of the Cao Dai Louisiana Parish, Sub-dignitary Tran Hoa Tham of the Cao Dai Southern California Congregation, and two Professors, Dr. Joseph Hobbs (University of Missouri, USA)

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Doctrine & Philosophy

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CAODAISM AND ITS GLOBAL NETWORKS BY JEREMY JAMMES

CAODAISM AND ITS GLOBAL NETWORKS BY JEREMY JAMMES

Updated 2019-01-01 02:39:26

Born in 1974 - French National - Married - 1 Child Current position 2014-present Associate Professor - Universiti Brunei Darussalam Institute of Asian Studies (www.ias.ubd.edu.bn) Associate Researcher  Institute of Asian Studies (IAS, Universiti Brunei Darussalam) since 2014.     Studies Centre of East Asia [Centre d’étude de l’Asie de l’Est] (CETASE, Université de Montréal) since 2013.   Southeast Asia Center [Centre...

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CAODAI  FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - Part III

CAODAI FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - Part III

Updated 2020-05-10 00:04:43

Question 1: I see that all members join their hands, bow and prostrate. This must be the Caodai Mudra. Can you explain the meaning of this gesture? Answer:   The Vietnamese term of Caodai Mudra is called  “ Ấn Tý” (in Vietnamese, Ấn: mudra, Tý: year of Rat /first year of the Chinese lunar calendar ) . This particular gesture of the hands...

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