Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ghost weddings

Chinese funeral

I first heard about Ghost Marriages in Singapore, shortly after I first moved there. At that time, it was an interesting piece of history, but not exactly relevant to the modern world.

I should have known better – tradition dies very hard indeed in China, despite the best efforts of the Maoist Communist Party. Traditions concerning the family seem to be particularly hard to break…

Seen via Chinasmack: Chinese Man Seeks Afterworld Wife For Dying Older Brother.

Image credits: The most unfortunate picture in the world by user Tieniu on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons licence.

Category: China Life


Confirming something that I’ve suspected for a long time through my own meditation practice, researchers have show that Tibetan monastics are able to control their core meditation practice through meditation.


Buddha“. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

Category: Meditation