Religion · Russia

Monk dies, leaves a remarkably well-preserved mummy

June 15, 1927 Buryatia, Siberia, Russia Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, a Buryat Buddhist lama, dies at the age of 75 while meditating in the lotus position Itigilov's wishes were to be buried in the position in which he died, the lotus position he assumed during meditation. He was buried according to his wishes in a pine box… Continue reading Monk dies, leaves a remarkably well-preserved mummy

Political · Religion · Vietnam

Monk sets self on fire in protest

June 11, 1963 Saigon, South Vietnam Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức sets himself on fire in protest of a lack of religious freedom and the persecution of Buddhists in South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm, a Roman Catholic, was within the religious minority of South Vietnam. President Diệm granted favors to Catholics, including land and… Continue reading Monk sets self on fire in protest

Executions · Germany · Religion

Jerome of Prague, burned at the stake for preaching to followers to follow the word of Jesus even if it goes against the Church’s degree

May 30, 1416 Konstanz, Germany Czech scholar and philosopher Jerome of Prague is burned at the stake for heresy Jerome’s heresy was proclaiming one did not need to attend church to attain God's teachings, and one should follow Jesus's words directly even if they conflicted with what the Catholic Church decreed. Because of his sermons… Continue reading Jerome of Prague, burned at the stake for preaching to followers to follow the word of Jesus even if it goes against the Church’s degree