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Venerable Sik Hin Hung, Acting Director at the Centre of Buddhist Studies, the University of Hong Kong, on April 13, 2012. (Asia Society Hong Kong)

Life and Buddhism: Secrets of the Heart

Venerable Sik Hin Hung offers an enlightening discussion of his personal views on Buddhism. more
Highlights from biographer Deborah Baker's talk in Mumbai on Nov. 26, 2011. (10 min., 14 sec.)
A Convert's Tale of Exile and Extremism
Deborah Baker recounts how Margaret Marcus of Larchmont became Maryam Jameelah of Lahore, one of the most trenchant voices of Islam's argument with the West. more
The Great Debates: Islamic Debate- Speaker Bios
Professor Ebrahim Moosa, Imam Khalid Latif and Imam Shamsi Ali more
In New York on June 2, Gautam Adhikari argues that modern India survives by remaining a secular, pluralist democracy. (4 min., 17 sec.)
Gautam Adhikari Vs. 'The Intolerant Indian'
Veteran journalist argues India's founding ideals are under attack from several quarters. more
L to R: Nissim Reuben, Maina Chawla Singh, and Ken Robbins after the screening of Next Year in Bombay in Washington, DC on May 10, 2011. (Video below.)
An Indian Twist on the Jewish Diaspora
Following a documentary screening, members of historic minority community share their story. more
Nanjing University professor Xu Xin reflects on the historical ties between China, Judaism, and Jews in Washington on Mar. 11, 2011. (4 min., 7 sec.)
Jewish Communities in China: Kaifeng, Harbin, Shanghai
Did Jewish communities in China help pave the way for the country's modernization? more
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf speaks about Islam in a multicultural world in Washington, DC on Feb. 25, 2011.  (Asia Society Washington Center)
Islam in a Multicultural World
Multiculturalism has been integral to the success of America and Malaysia, says Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. more
Gurcharan Das addressing the Asia Society in New York on September 30, 2010.
One Man’s Search for Dharma: Gurcharan Das and The Difficulty of Being Good
A business writer explores the Mahabarata's relevance to our contemporary world. more
Prayer Wheel. Tibet. 19th century. Silver set with jade, turquoise, rubies, and shell H. 9 1/4 x W. 2 3/8 in. (23.5 x 6 cm). Newark Museum, Gift of Dr. Wesley Halpert and Mrs. Carolyn M. Halpert, 1984, 84.406a–f. (Richard Goodbody, Newark Museum)
The Art of Pilgrimage: Journeys of Faith and Discovery
All-day, multidisciplinary symposium on April 17 features writers Pico Iyer and Pankaj Mishra and filmmaker David Grubin. more
Indian boys sitting on the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad in Aug. 2009. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
The Radical Philosopher
Reflections on Gandhi's 140th birthday. more