The Institute of Buddhist Studies 2011 RyÅ«koku Lectures
The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition: significant persons, moments and issues
by Professor Atsushi Hirata
Department of History
RyÅ«koku University, Kyoto, Japan
Professor Atsushi Hirata will deliver the 2011 RyÅ«koku Lectures at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. The lectures will take place on the following dates at the Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 2:10-5:00 pm
Buddhadharma and the feudal system
Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 2:10-5:00 pm
The SangÅ Wakuran incident and its impact
Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 2:10-5:00 pm
Hongwanji and the State: the two truth theory
All of Professor Hirata’s lectures will be given in Japanese, with English translation. These lectures are open to public, without charge for admission. All interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend Prof. Hirata’s lectures.