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Delta Beta Tau is a co-ed service fraternity founded on the Buddhist principles of generosity, morality, patience, diligence, meditation and wisdom. Our members are not necessarily Buddhist and it is not our intention for them to become Buddhist. It is our deepest wish to share the practice of wisdom and compassion with all college students.

Our intention is to foster an accepting and tolerant space where students from all races, genders, sexual orientations, religions and abilities come together to build friendships and learn how to practice Buddhism in their daily life.

Our objective is to introduce and strengthen student knowledge and understanding of meditation and Buddhist teachings through guest speakers, informal discussions, retreats and community service. We will focus on volunteer work in an effort to bring compassion and peace through service to the community.

We are honored and humbled to have built our first chapter at San Diego State University in 2015! We have expanded and are now building our second chapter at UCSD!

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Free Weekly Meditation at SDSU

Free Weekly Meditation at SDSU



Delta Beta Tau's Pledge Program is founded on the six principles of generosity, morality, patience, diligence, meditation & wisdom. These principles when carried out in life provide the foundation for peace and happiness within your mind and heart. Over the course of ten weeks you'll explore the six perfections, listen to guest speakers, participate in meditation retreats and practice generosity via community service work. - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you are a current member of Social Fraternity or Sorority at SDSU, you are still welcome to join Delta Beta Tau!

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Just One Decision Cured My College Blues, And It's All Thanks To The Buddha - By Maya Ferchland Parella

Finally found that home away from home.

My first semester at college was a turbulent one. 

I didn’t transition from high school as fluidly as I had hoped. More often than not, I found myself feeling out of place and lonely, never entirely sure where I fit in. Sure, I was surrounded by friendly faces but I wasn’t exactly friends with many people. There were no Wednesday night dinners with “the crew,” no circle of people to go out on the weekends with. Besides my brief time rushing, I hardly did anything…

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Homeless Outreach - Food Redistribution Program

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DBT Member's House, SDSU

The Food Redistribution Program is about the practice of Generosity (Dāna in Pali) as taught by the Buddha. Every Thursday at 5pm we gather to prepare vegetarian food and then carry it directly to those who live on the streets and are hungry. Volunteers do not have to bring anything in order to participate; just offer a helping hand. Generosity is the first of the Six Paramitas and is practiced to remove the conditions that lead to greed.

Initiation Fall 2017

Initiation Fall 2017

Meditation Every Wednesday at 8:30pm

Meditation Every Wednesday at 8:30pm

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