In the United States, the end of the year swells with charitable and giving occasions: clothing and food drives, Hanukkah and Christmas gifts, and end-of-year charitable appeals are all opportunities to be generous.... Read more about Why Give? Religious Roots of Charity
The latest episode from the Ministry of Ideas podcast deals with religious and philosophical ideas of nothingness, and features Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies Janet Gyatso speaking about the Buddhist concept of shunyata.
Francisca Cho proposes that Buddhist epistemic frameworks regarding the nature of ritual apparitions offer an account of the religious possibilities of film that is absent in Western phenomenological conversations on the same topic.
Based on personal study and experience, Anne Waldman speaks on the refuge and Bodhisattva vows, the Six Realms of Existence, “co-emergent wisdom” and a parallel vow to poetry, and the joys and contradictions therein. She integrates her own poetry, particular writers associated with the Beat Literary Movement, and Giorgio Agamben’s notion of being contemporary with one’s time as “looking into the darkness.”
Chris Berlin is a counselor to Buddhist students and Instructor in Ministry and Pastoral Counseling at HDS. He is part of a musical group consisting of several HDS alumni and students called Satigata. The group, formed at HDS, recently released an album called “Boundless,” which is a blend of Buddhist chanting, modern rock, and folk set to guitar, hand drums, and Buddhist bells.... Read more about Progressing into Mindfulness