Taipei Confucius Temple Lingxing Gate and Yi Gate

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From the Pan Pool, you make your way to the almost palatial-looking Lingxing Gate with its heavy wooden doors featuring 108 decorative studs that are believed to protect the temple from evil spirits. Two fine dragon pillars standing in front of the main door also help to guard the entrance. Continue reading Taipei Confucius Temple Lingxing Gate and Yi Gate

Taipei Confucius Temple Dacheng Hall

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After passing through the Yimen Gate of the Taipei Confucius Temple, you come to the grand Dacheng (Great Success) Hall standing in the middle of an expansive stone courtyard. The Dacheng Hall is the main building of the temple, and is home to a spirit tablet of Confucius. As such, it is also the site of the annual ceremony celebrating the venerable sage which takes place every September. Continue reading Taipei Confucius Temple Dacheng Hall

A Whole New Mind

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How do you compete in a world that is being transformed by Asia, Automation, and Abundance, in which “we are moving from an economy and society built on the logical, linear, computerlike capabilities of the Information Age to an economy and a society built on the inventive, empathetic, big-picture capabilities of what’s rising in its place, the Conceptual Age”? Continue reading A Whole New Mind