Event Date: Saturday, April 13th 2013
Buddhist Ritual, Buddhist Culture
Keynote speaker Dr. Justin McDaniel, University of Pennsylvania
Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
Our theme this year is “Buddhist Ritual, Buddhist Culture.” Buddhist ritual practices are shaped by their location and are affected by the ritual objects. How does the material world determine the ways that Buddhism is practiced? How do Buddhists use ritual objects? In turn, how does Buddhism shape these objects and transform the physical world? What is the impact, for example, on the physical world as a result of religious...