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Seeing the Sacred

Very often, believing is seeing—making felt connections with the seen and the unseen through images and material objects. 

As Santa Clara University students explore the local religious landscape, they’ve been making photos of sites, communities and practitioners that reveal the ambiance, moods, and sensibilties of religion and spirituality as it is lived today.

Santa Clara undergraduates have documented more than 50 formal and informal spiritual and religious sites in the Northern California, sharing images and insights from their experiences and observations in diverse and dynamic communities. The galleries below are a sampling of the imagistic fruits of their sojourns. Join them by entering the sites below.

 - Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Link to file
Duc Vien Buddhist Pagoda, San Jose. Photo by Jay Ok. - Duc Vien Pagoda Link to file
Shri Krishna Vrundavana, San Jose. Photo by Jay Ok. - Shri Krishna Vrundavana Temple. Photo by Jusman Singh. Link to file
 - San Jose Sikh Gurdwara Link to file