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Is There a Buddhist View on Abortion? 

July 7th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

The Dalai Lama once said, “I think abortion should be approved or disapproved according to each circumstance.” But he didn’t say who should do the approving

Hinduism and Black History

February 24th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

The connections between American civil rights and Hinduism are precisely why more Hindus and Hindu temples should celebrate Black history

The Land of Many Dharmas

May 13th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

While the vast majority of the approximately 500 million Buddhists in the world live in Asia, one fascinating aspect of Buddhism in America is that, for the first time in nearly the entire 2,600 years of Buddhism’s history, all the major Buddhist denominations in the world today coexist in one country

The Bhagavata Leans Left

April 8th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Irrespective of its theological, philosophical, or literary features, the Bhagavata provided and still provides significant resources for potentially revolutionary social change

Remembering Karṇāmṛta dāsa

February 11th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

A longtime friend of the Harmonist, Karṇāmṛta dāsa passed from this world on February 9, 2021 at 6 PM (MST). Below we share several remembrances and appreciations from Harmonist staff and writers

America’s Caste System

September 7th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

In that moment, Martin Luther King Jr realized that the land of the free had imposed a caste system not unlike the caste system of India, and that he had lived under that system all of his life. It was what lay beneath the forces he was fighting in the

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