The Sufi tradition is infused with the beauty of art and song. Honoring singer Amjad Sabri, Omid Safi celebrates and gives thanks for the spiritual gift of the qawwali devotional.
Through the eyes of a young Iranian refugee in Mumbai, an Indian philosopher and educator reconnects the Christmas story to the spirit of Advent.
The daughter of the renowned Hindi poet Kailash Vajpeyi turns to ancient rivers and archaic rituals to find comfort in the uninterrupted thread running through her past, present, and future.
One woman’s journey to a L’Arche community in Kolkata inspires these portraits of caregiving and tenderness in spite of extreme hardship and poverty.
Mindfulness and meditation are becoming pop culture buzzwords. But it isn’t just about hearing, seeing, or observing a particular feeling; it’s about doing so in a certain way — with balance and equanimity, and without judgment. Our columnist Sharon Salzberg walks us through the deeper case for mindful attention.
Tagore took up painting late in life, in his 60s. But his prodigious aptitude produced nearly 2500 paintings and drawings in a span of just 15 years. In this essay, our guest scholar introduces Tagore’s technique and his place within the art world — featuring a curated collection of Tagore’s most evocative paintings.
A mix of unexpected joy from a prairie trombone and a Finnish folk band playing AC/DC paired with a sage Nobel Prize-winning Bengali, a nonagenarian from Boston, and columnists Parker and Courtney. Quite swath of things to think about and carry into the week.
Listen to this wide-ranging public discussion with Bill Antholis and Krista Tippett about the four ways that nations have tried to reconcile religion and religious pluralism in the modern era.
What is the value of retreating? A life-long retreat-goer thinks about the value of solitude, togetherness, seeking, and the sacredness of close human relationships.
When an aspiring journalist attends a meditation resort in India for a class assignment, she finds herself in an awkward role. Her commentary on experiencing Osho dynamic meditation and finding comfort in her Roman Catholic faith.
How does a child of Indian immigrants — and a new mother — who isn’t Christian celebrate the Christmas season in the U.S.? By taking it in and making it her own tradition.
“The more important thing which spoke to me — above love and all that — was that I had to live for my own identity. I wanted to stand on my own two feet and do what was right, regardless of any social pressure.”
Thirty-four years after he first defied India’s caste system to “marry up,” a Jain man talks about the perseverance and difficulties of marrying outside his caste in India.
In the Sikh faith, the role of the nurturer is one, among many, of the celebrated roles of all Sikhs, regardless of gender.
At a coffee shop in Delhi, Kanika thought she was spending just another afternoon passing time with her childhood friend…
During Krista’s interview with this week’s guest, Adele Diamond, she told a story about meeting the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala,…
News broke last Thursday that mass graves were uncovered in Indian Kashmir containing 1,500 unidentified bodies. This is sad news,…
A fun, brief video of a troupe of dancers who express their mystical Sufi faith through exuberant movement and traditional music.
Looking ahead to next week’s refreshed and resonant broadcast of our Buddha in the World program, here’s some new material…