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Paula Arai

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Paula Arai holds the Urmila Gopal Singhal Professorship in Religions of India at Louisiana State University. She teaches courses in Buddhism, Asian Religions, and theories of religion. Her books include Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra (2019), Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women’s Rituals (2011), and Women Living Zen (1999).