Paola Pivi is an Italian artist who lives and works in Alaska and India. One of her recent projects, “Tulkus 1880 to 2018,” is an attempt to photograph every living Buddhist “tulku” — the living incarnation of a Buddha. The project has been displayed at the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy, and at Le […]
The marriage of science fiction and religion is undergoing a revival in popular culture.
Manuel Lopez Zafra is an assistant professor of religion at the New College of Florida in Sarasota. He is an expert on Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism, and Hinduism. He also has a popular blog that explores his other interest – religion in popular culture, especially in television and films.
James Najarian is editor of the journal Religion and the Arts at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Ronald Nakasone is a senior lecturer in Buddhist art and culture at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif. His research interests include Buddhist aesthetics, art, and ethics, spirituality and aging.
Why do all the world’s religions emphasize giving thanks? What are the spiritual benefits of giving thanks? The physical benefits?
Is there something intrinsically spiritual or religious in motherhood? In the feminine? How might this be a bridge between different faiths?
Alka Arora is an assistant professor in women’s spirituality at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She is an expert on women and spiritual-based activism and Buddhism.