Ram Bahadur Bamjan is an 18 year old male whom many people believe is the reincarnation of Buddha (Gurubacharya, 1). Bamjan has spent several months meditating under a tree in the jungles of Nepal without food or water, and has recently emerged to speak to fellow followers of Buddhism. After addressing . . .
Dr. Mary O'Donnell
In the book The Sacred Quest, the authors Lawrence Cunningham and John Kelsay discuss the religious notion of ritual. They define ritual as being “a ceremonial act or a repeated stylized gesture used for specific occasions” (76). In the context of religion, rituals are a necessity in order to shape beliefs . . .