Theology & Philosophy

Suffering, Virtue, and the Way to Liberty in the Foundations of Buddhism


This conference explored the potential benefits and drawbacks of pursuing the way to liberty established by the Buddha and followed, in different ways, by his most influential early followers.


Conference Readings

The Questions of King Milinda, Parts I & II. Translated by T. W. Rhys Davids. Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1890-1894.

Ashoka. The Edicts of Ashoka. Edited by N. A. Nikam and Richard McKeon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1959.

Ashva-ghosha. Life of the Buddha. Translated by Patrick Olivelle. New York: New York University Press and the JJC Foundation, 2008.

Buddha. The Dhammapada. Translated by Gil Fronsdal. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2005.