In the fall of 2013, during my first quarter at Northwestern, I decided to take “Introduction to Buddhism” on a whim. Professor Antonio Terrone taught the course and passionately guided our class of around thirty students through the history, doctrine and diversity of this rich tradition. Upon entering class one day, I remember hearing the
Author: Abhinav Veerina
Abhi is a senior studying Religious, Health & Medicine and Global Health Studies. He is interested in combining his academic interests as well as his passion for learning languages and visual media into various methods of serving global needs. He sees blogging as one such opportunity to combine his interests in order to help spread his passion for international health equality. You can find Abhi on Twitter at @abhviously.
On April 25th, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, about 50km northwest of Kathmandu. Two weeks later, Nepal was struck again with a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Over 8,000 have died and thousands more have been injured. Nepal’s infrastructure, cultural centers and spirit have been devastated. I am heartbroken. Last summer, I spent five weeks in