Mudejar

Guitar, Music, Faith, and Brotherhood

Religion today is believed to be a political tool used to dominate and to determine who’s right and who’s wrong. Unlike today, religion in ancient time was practiced as guidance for humanity ...
2020 Vision, and Post-SRRU Blues

2020 Vision, and Post-SRRU Blues

To say 2020 started off with a bang would be the ultimate cliché, although nonetheless it seems fitting to say this for various reasons at the start of the new decade, after ...
#LTTWThrowback Crossing the Sacred Bridge – Celebrating Life

#LTTWThrowback Crossing the Sacred Bridge – Celebrating Life

By Jason Noghani The magical event that took place on April 26th 2019 (the second event of the Sacred Rhythm: Reborn Unison series, the first of which took place in August 2018) reaffirmed ...
A Celebration of Life, A Process of Reborn

A Celebration of Life, A Process of Reborn

by Bramantyo Indirawan Everything moves fast, information flows endlessly—the comforting technology and advances seemingly accelerate us into submission. At that pace we forgot what it means to be a living human being, ...
Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi presents moral vision in age of crisis

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi presents moral vision in age of crisis

At inaugural event in the T.T. and W.F. Chao Distinguished Buddhist Lecture Series, Bhikku Bodhi applies Buddhist ethics to today's social problems. The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi called for solidarity, love, compassion, and ...
Marzuki Hasan

Syekh Marzuki Hasan, Living the Acehnese Arts

Acehnese Traditional Arts Maestro "...many have associated me with the Sufism tradition; which I don’t quite agree with this. I’m still going for some earthly delights—friends, wealth, and such; I am nothing ...
Afro American

The Church and Afro-American Music

Recently, the Americans commemorated two major events. First was the 50th Anniversary of the famous Martin Luther King Jr’s speech “I Have a Dream”, and the 40th Anniversary of Hip Hop. These ...
Stomu Yamash'ta

Stomu Yamash’ta, The Man from the East

World renowned Percussionist/Zen Music Originator “I must first thank all the musicians who were unknown, never had even the slightest taste of fame and fortune, and still committed to music until they ...
Eid Al Fitr

Eid al Fitr: the Day Human Goodness should advance.

[Jakarta, LTTW]. After thirty days of refraining from physical needs and self-indulging desires from dawn until dusk, senses of gratitude, solidarity, and empathy are heightened, and the soul is repurified. The day ...
On Zen Ceremony

The 5th On Zen Ceremony at Daitokuji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

[Kyoto, LTTW] On June 1, 2011, the sacred Dragon Hall of the Daitokuji Temple was once again used for a special ceremony after hundreds of years. For five years, the On Zen ...
give and serve

How religion motivates people to give and serve

David King, Indiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisSaturday, August 19 is World Humanitarian Day – a time to remember the tremendous humanitarian need around the world. The stark reality is that the world is ...