Mummified monk is ‘not dead’ and in rare meditative state, says expert
As police say lama found in lotus positon was destined for sale on black market, there are claims it was one step away from becoming a Buddha.
Cult suicide
Mass suicide occurs when a group of people commit suicide simultaneously.
Mass suicide sometimes occurs in religious settings. Defeated groups may resort to mass suicide rather than being captured...
Mummified monk is ‘not dead’ and in rare meditative state, says expert
As police say lama found in lotus positon was destined for sale on black market, there are claims it was one step away from becoming a Buddha.
Religious views on suicide
There are varieties of religious views on suicide.
Suicides are frowned upon and buried in a separate part of a Jewish cemetery, and may not receive certain mourning rites. In actual practice, eve...
Islamic views on suicide
There are varieties of religious views on suicide.
Suicides are frowned upon and buried in a separate part of a Jewish cemetery, and may not receive certain mourning rites. In actual practice, eve...
Sokushinbutsu
Sokushinbutsu (即身仏) refers to a practice of Buddhist monks observing austerity to the point of death and mummification. This process of self-mummification was mainly practiced in Yamagata in North...
Peoples Temple
Some of the Peoples Temple's locations in California.The People's Temple of the Disciples of Christ, commonly shortened to Peoples Temple, was a New Religious Movement founded in 1955 by Jim Jones. By...
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Order of the Solar Temple
The Order of the Solar Temple, also known as Ordre du Temple Solaire (OTS) in French and the International Chivalric Organization of the Solar Tradition or simply as The Solar Temple, is a secret so...
Jewish views on suicide
Jewish views on suicide state that suicide is forbidden by Jewish law. Judaism has traditionally viewed suicide as a serious sin. It is not seen as an acceptable alternative even if one is being force...
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Religion and health
More than 3000 empirical studies have examined relationships between religion and health, including more than 1200 in the 20th century, and more than 2000 additional studies between 2000 and 2009.Vari...
Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate, a phrase made familiar from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 29, beginning "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes", may refer to:
Heaven's Gate (religious group)
Heaven's Gate was an American UFO religious Millenarian group based in San Diego, California, founded in the early 1970s and led by Marshall Applewhite (1931–1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1927–1985). On M...
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Christian views on suicide
There has been much debate over the Christian view on suicide, with early Christians believing that suicide is sinful and an act of blasphemy. In modern times, some Christian churches reject this idea...
Waco siege
The Waco siege was a siege of a compound belonging to the religious group Branch Davidians by American federal and Texas state law enforcement and military between February 28 and April 19, 1993. The ...
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Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God
The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God was a breakaway religious movement from the Roman Catholic Church founded by Credonia Mwerinde, Joseph Kibweteere and Bee Tait in Uganda...
Jonestown
Peoples Temple Agricultural Project ("Jonestown", Guyana)"Jonestown" was the informal name for the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project formed by the Peoples Temple, an American religious organization ...
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