Ernie Rea and guests discuss reincarnation in Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh traditions, with their different views on how and why reincarnation takes places.
At some point in our lives, most of us will have wondered about what happens after death: is there an afterlife or is there nothingness?
For many religions in the East the answer is found in reincarnation. Reincarnation is the belief that the human spirit inhabits new lives over and over, each time a person dies. Reincarnation is supported by Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. But all these traditions have different views on how and why reincarnation takes places. Today we want to have a deep dive into what reincarnation really means within these faith traditions.
Joining Ernie Rea to discuss reincarnation is Dr Chakravarti Ram-Prasad, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Religion at Lancaster University; Dr Saeko Yazaki, Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow and Dr Douglas Davies, Professor in Theology and Religion at the University of Durham
Producer: Rajeev Gupta
Series Producer: Amanda Hancox