Donations and Gift‐Giving among Newar Buddhists, Nepal

@article{Toffin2015DonationsAG,
  title={Donations and Gift‐Giving among Newar Buddhists, Nepal},
  author={G. Toffin},
  journal={Religion Compass},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={423-442}
}
  • G. Toffin
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Religion Compass
  • The Newar form of Buddhism that is practised in the Kathmandu Valley constitutes an intricate pluralistic religious system. If we consider the situation today, it combines old forms of Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna Buddhism which rely on Sanskrit texts and recently adopted Theravāda beliefs and practices based on Pali texts. The first of these two schools of Buddhism has been strongly influenced by the caste system over the course of time, whereas Theravāda lays emphasis on renunciation. The paper… CONTINUE READING
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