Translating Oral Traditions

Oral traditions are expressions through which many cultures have historically passed on their heritage to the next generation. In the tradition of storytelling, the spoken word carries not only the memory of a community’s views and values but also the...

How Asia Celebrates Buddha’s Birthday

For Buddhists all over the world, Vesak (Vaisakha, Buddha’s Birthday or Buddha Day) is the holiest day of year. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Siddhartha Gautama, or the Buddha. It is celebrated on different days in many...