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Discussing Dāna: A One-Day Symposium on Buddhist Charity

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Charity (Sanskrit: dāna, derived from the same Indo-European root as Latin: dōnum, gift) is the most fundamental of all Buddhist virtues, and rituals of donation are important throughout Buddhism. This day-long symposium is intended to help develop conversations about dāna from a variety of disciplines, including history, ethics, philosophy, ritual studies, and anthropology.

Location: Lewis Library 138

Date/Time: 05/03/14 at 09:00 am - 05/03/14 at 6:00 pm

The conference is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required (please send e-mail to csrelig@princeton.edu). Funding provided by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, Princeton University Center for the Study of Religion, and Princeton University East Asian Studies Program.

Category: Conference

Department: Buddhist Studies Workshop