"Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half sorrow." —Swedish proverb
On Wednesday, September 28, Melissa Coles, a Master of Divinity candidate at Harvard Divinity School and resident at the Center for the Study of World Religions, presented "Reflections from Clinical Pastoral Education at Massachusetts General Hospital" during the CSWR residents' weekly café.
Respective of the sensitive topic and in order to make room for personal reflection and processing, Melissa's presentation was guided by times of pause and reflection....
On Wednesday, September 14, Hadel Jarada, PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, presented on the problem of free will and the diverse stance and contribution of contemporary philosophy to the age-old issue.... Read more about The Problem of Free Will
Currently in the lobby of the CSWR, there is an Eagle Dance display in the exhibit case. Displays change every couple of weeks, so visitors are invited to come back frequently to see the newest exhibit!... Read more about Eagle Dance Display
"I sent my soul to wander in my home, when my footsteps towards it have lost their way, to ask our home if it still remembers us, or has it forgotten us even since we left"—From the song "I sent my Soul to You," by Syrian poet M.D Sabouni.
On Wednesday, March 9, Farah Zahra, an MTS candidate at Harvard Divinity School and a resident at the Center for the Study of World Religions presented on "Audible War: Musics of Syrians at Home & in Exile."
Farah, who herself witnessed war back in her home country Lebanon, began by sharing her...
"If asked the nature of chanoyu, say it's the sound of windblown pines in a painting." Sen Sotan (1578-1658)
On Wednesday, March 2, Sara Klingenstein, a PhD candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion, presented on chanoyu, commonly known as Japanese tea ceremony.
A full chanoyu gathering consists of the highly formalized preparation and consumption of matcha (powdered green tea) and a meal. The gestures in chanoyu are the same basic gestures as occur in everyday life, wrought to a high level of precision and awareness: simply...
On Wednesday, February 24, Melissa Coles, an MDiv candidate at Harvard Divinity School and resident at the Center for the Study of World Religions, presented "Pilgrimage in Ireland: Walking the Paths: A Wee Taste of a Few Tales."... Read more about Pilgrimage in Ireland: Walking the Paths