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The Play of Bumblebees

November 14th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

A study recently published in Animal Behavior suggests that bumblebees, when given the chance, like to fool around with toys

Religiosity, Disillusionment, Spirituality, and Service

August 29th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

As more Americans turn away from religiosity and toward spirituality and service, some see echoes of the Vietnam era’s disillusionment with American institutions and predict a resurgence of the religion

My Kali is Queer

July 28th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Hinduism’s powerful goddess of death and the end of time, wanders through a pride festival in Toronto at night. She observes groups of people out on the town, takes a subway ride, stops in a bar. People take selfies with her. In the last frame, she is on a park bench where a man gives her a cigarette

Cow Commooonication

January 31st, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Cows ‘talk’ to one another and retain individual identity through their lowing

Thích Nhất Hạnh

January 24th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Thích Nhất Hạnh, the Zen monk and long-time Vietnamese political exile who was a prominent global Buddhist spiritual leader renowned for his advocacy of individual responsibility for such worldly concerns as the environment and nonviolence, has died

Prayer at the Toxic Yamuna River

November 18th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

A vast stretch of the Yamuna river is covered with white toxic foam, caused in part by pollutants discharged from industries ringing New Delhi

She Who Is Death

November 4th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

In Western portrayals and larger feminist discourse, this image of Kali is held up to emphasize empowerment and wild sexuality

Hindu Priestesses

October 18th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Instead of priests, they hired four Hindu priestesses to perform a multilingual, egalitarian ceremony, stripped of patriarchal traditions

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