Edit this post

The On Being Project

Anoushka Shankar, Stephen Mitchell, and Roberta Bondi

Approaching Prayer

Americans are religious and non-religious, devout and irreverent. But in astonishing numbers, across that spectrum, most of us say that we pray. We explore the subject of prayer, how it sounds, and what it means in three different traditions and lives.

Share Your Reflection


  • Anoushka Shankar

    Anoushka Shankar

    is a musician, actress, and author of Bapi, The Love of My Life.

  • Stephen Mitchell

    Stephen Mitchell

    is the author and translator of many books, including the Tao Te Ching and the Bhagavad Gita.

  • Roberta Bondi

    Roberta Bondi

    is professor emeritus of Church History at Emory University and author of A Place to Pray.