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Oct 16
Friday

The Sakyong brings ancient wisdom to Krakow

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Teachings on Basic Goodness offered to an appreciative audience in Sakyong’s visit to Poland.

by Mio Sylvester

Sakyong 108Krakow has always been a spiritual and intellectual center for Poland. Legend states that the city was founded by Krakus, a Polish prince, who built the famous Wawel palace over the slain dragon Smok Wawelski’s lair at the foot of Wawel Hill. The Enlightenment had its beginnings here, when Nicholas Copernicus – a Polish student at Krakow University – changed the view of the universe, removing Earth from the center of everything, and placing the sun at the center of the solar system. This city was the heart of the East European Jewish community for hundreds of years before World War II, and the Auschwitz museum is only forty-two miles from the city center. It was the city in which Oscar Schindler had his factory, and also the place where Pope John Paul II served as a parish priest and archbishop before the fall of the Iron Curtain. Continue…

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