The voice of the scholar-practitioner emerges from a confluence of well-established disciplines, both inside and outside the academy.
Though Sanskrit is often called a dead language, the ideas embodied in its texts help to make sense of this in a vibrant, dynamic way.
Across religious traditions, revealed scripture is viewed by the faithful as a direct link to that Being/Deity/Truth that reveals the wisdom contained within Its revelation as scripture.
My hope was that every student would learn from and be challenged by the Gītā in a perfectly respectable academic fashion, yet without replacing study of the text by discussions of larger theoretical issues.
What is the role of the academy, and academia, in the study of religion and spirituality?
This personal essay will focus on various issues which arise when one is a scholar-practitioner in a spiritual tradition.
Have you ever wondered why the trend in modern science, scholarship, and practical expertise seems inexorably headed in one direction—towards more and more narrow specialization?
Nāgārjuna is by any account the most influential Mahāyāna philosopher.
One of the most interesting things about what we call “knowledge” is its extraordinary flexibility.
Sri Aurobindo was a modern Indian yogi who founded the form of yoga known as Integral Yoga.
Pramāṇa means right knowledge, a correct understanding of reality that can be acquired in one of three ways: sense perception, logic, and verbal testimony as the sources for the acquisition of valid knowledge.
Abhinavagupta is an enigmatic figure, not because he tells us so little about himself, but because he tells us so much.
Vineet Chander is the Coordinator for Hindu Life and Hindu Chaplain at Princeton University and a Religious Life Leader at the Lawrenceville School.
Zhenevere is a poet, novelist, playwright, and the director of the SACRa Theater Company.
Swami Swatmananda is an acharya of Chinmaya Mission of South Mumbai.
Alberto is a medical anthropologist who has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for more than 25 years.