“The classes are proceeding as close to normal as one could hope for under the circumstances. We’re all determined to finish the semester,” said Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies and associate dean for faculty and academic affairs.
"Choose courage in the face of fear and uncertainty. Remember that there are also positive contagions out there. Courage is contagious. Courage involves mustering the internal strength and conviction to face the horizons of an uncertain future, knowing that whatever the case, the future will be brighter than the past," writes Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Instructor on Muslim Studies at HDS and Muslim Chaplain at Harvard University.
Swami Sarvapriyananda, one of three Hindu monastics in residence at HDS this school year, discusses the Upanishads, their powerful message, the Four Great Sentences, and throws light on Ashtavakra Gita.
“There was a moment in my college career where nothing felt gravitas. Everything I did lacked gravitas. I felt disconnected from the real world. I felt that I needed to do something, to be of service to people, to live according to what God wanted me to do.”—Emmanuel Correa, MDiv ’21