In China, many Buddhists hope for birth in a buddha-land so they can complete their path under a buddha’s direct supervision.
Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
Taiwan's death rituals come from multiple spiritual sources. A Taiwanese-American scholar explains what changes for those who make their home in the US.
Brazil's Valley of the Dawn faith is often dismissed as a cult. But many of the group's fantastical rituals are a recognizable reaction to this harsh world of inequality, loneliness and pandemics.
When faced with uncontrollable outcomes, people act as though they can still get on the good side of fate by doing good deeds…