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Justin McDaniel | The Stuff of Buddhist Leisure

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

| Free

How does the Buddhist doctrine of non-attachment work in the modern world? Penn Professor and Buddhist monk Justin McDaniel will describe the growth of a new leisure culture all across the Buddhist world, in Nepal, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Focusing on the rise of tourist attractions, memorial gardens and monuments, museums and cultural centers, and even amusement parks, McDaniel will show how these sites of leisure are altering the place of the individual within contemporary Buddhist culture.

Cosponsored by the Department of Religious Studies. Part of the Wolf Humanities Center 2018-19 Forum on Stuff.

Details

Date:
January 23
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/events/buddhist-leisure

Venue

Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
Phone:
215-898-2680
Website:
www.penn.museum

Organizer

Wolf Humanities Center
Phone:
2155738280
Email:
wolfhumanities@upenn.edu
Website:
https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/