San Diego State University To Found First Buddhist Greek Organizations


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San Diego State University To Found First Buddhist Greek Organizations

Fraternities and sororities have the unfortunate reputation of being kind of one-dimensional. They’re assumed to be blonde, wealthy, and often Christian. Founder of Dharma Bum Temple in downtown San Diego Jeff Zlotnick, a 40-year-old alumnus of the University of Arizona, and former fraternity member came up with the interesting idea. He wants to start a Buddhist fraternity. It’s unclear. Is he allowed to start a fraternity if he’s already in a fraternity? Also unclear. But interesting nonetheless.

He and temple student Abby Cervantes are interested in founding Delta Beta Tau fraternity and Delta Beta Theta sorority at San Diego State University as a means to help students cope with stress, anxiety, and depression through classes and Buddhism and meditation.

“We’re not looking to start this heavy religious organization,” he told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “This is a cultural organization. We’re not trying to create ordained Buddhists.”

Should be a jolly, good time.

[via TH Online]

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