9 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO IN LISBON
The history of Lisbon can be divided into two parts: before and after the earthquake of 1755. In just 6 minutes, more than 80 thousand people died, Lisbon was completely…

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Things to do at Christmas in Lisbon and the surrounding area
Every year in the capital of Portugal more and more Christmas and New Year events are held, including fairs, concerts, enchanting shows for children and adults. The end of 2019…

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Why Portugal is not for everyone
Greetings, dear readers of DOU! My name is Vadim. After reading many articles in the section on relocation, I never found a person who would write anything about Portugal. We…

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Buddhist park. Buddhas and other sculptures

Buddha
In Sanskrit, the word “buddha” is literally translated – “awakened”. This is the name of people and other intelligent beings who have attained enlightenment (bodhi). Among them is the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautamu Shakyamuni, who laid down Buddhist traditions and achieved bodhi according to some sources in 588 BC. However, he was neither the first nor the last Buddha, because long before him many myths are mentioned in mythology.

People worship buddhas as gods, but you should know that a buddha is more like a teacher, helping other sentient beings to find their way and overcome difficulties. Often, Buddhas are seen as saviors who seek to bring all others to an awakened state called nirvana. In this aspect, Buddhism is different from most other religious teachings, as Buddhas did not exist initially, but appeared, appear and will still appear in the future, playing the role of living gods. Like other theistic areas, Buddhism has different schools and areas, which it is rather difficult for an outside observer to understand. Over many centuries of existence, Buddhism has accumulated many contradictions, as in other religions. Continue reading

Benefits of Charter Flights
Charter flights are not included in the main flight schedule, but our compatriots know firsthand about their advantages. Usually charters from St. Petersburg organize during the “high tourist season”, when…

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Portugal and a healthy lifestyle
Not everyone is aware that the Portuguese are reverent about their health. For example, according to the National Institute of Statistics of Portugal, more than 51% of the country's population…

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Thermal Resorts of Portugal
In Portugal, there are dozens of thermal springs, on the basis of many of which modern balneological complexes for the prevention and treatment of various diseases have been erected. A…

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“Portugal is a country of three religions: football, food and family”
Why moved to Porto I love crossroads - they have time to stop and think. In Moscow it is not always possible to find time for such stops. In December…

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