Art or Activism?

Art or Activism?

In 2004, I staged a play that spoofed the Bhagavad Gita. Having studied the Gita closely for years, it had occurred to me that its subtle argument had been clothed in a theism that was completely unnecessary. I set out to correct the problem with a play that re-wrote...
A Rationalist’s Dilemma

A Rationalist’s Dilemma

In June, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi concluded her visit to Castro Valley as part of her annual U.S. tour. Thousands lined up in a staging area, were shuttled to a large warehouse, given vegetarian meals, allowed a glimpse of Ammachi on flat screen televisions, and...