Maria Heim

Maria Heim is the George Lyman Crosby 1896 & Stanley Warfield Crosby Professor in Religion at Amherst College and a Guggenheim fellow. Her books include The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Emotions in Classical Indian Philosophy and The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Words for the Heart

Culture Books

Can Language Shape Human Experience?

A new book considers 177 classical Indian terms for emotions—from simmering wrath to six kinds of compassion—to explore how Buddhist texts expand our capacity to feel.

Interview with Maria Heim by Sarah Fleming

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