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2010 Ryukoku Lectures

by Institute of Buddhist Studies
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 9:00 am

Dr. Dennis Hirota, Professor in the Department of Shin Buddhist Studies at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, will be the Institute of Buddhist Studies Ryukoku Lecturer at the Jodo Shinshu Center Kodo, 2140 Durant Ave., Berkeley

Dr. Hirota is known for his translation work in “The Collected Works of Shinran” and published works such as “No Abode: The Record of Ippen,” “Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism,” “Shinran: An Introduction to His Thought,” and “Tannisho: A Primer.”

He will speak on the topic “Shinran’s Phenomenology of Religious Life: Toward a Rethinking of Shinjin.” The topics date and times of his lecture will be:

  • Lecture One: “The Shin Buddhist Path and Truth” on Wednesday, March 10 from 2:10 to 5 p.m.
  • Lecture Two: “The Shin Buddhist Path and Time” on Tuesday, March 16 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Lecture Three: “Shin Buddhist Path and Dwelling” on Wednesday, March 17 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

The lectures will be given in English and are open to the public.

For more information, please contact David Matsumoto or call 510-809-1448.

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