Friday, April 12, 2013, 9:31 am
Wisdom Publications has released a new book by noted Shin Buddhist scholar Takamaro Shigaraki, Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path: A Life of Awakening.
Last last month, Prof. Shigaraki was in the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering a series of lectures and talks at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, the Center for Buddhist Education, and the Buddhist Churches of America. Some of these events will be featured in forthcoming episode of the Institute’s Podcast, available here.
Prof. Shigaraki is one of the leading Shin Buddhist thinkers in the world today. His innovative approach to traditional Shin Buddhist ideas via comparative religious scholarship and rational analysis has made him a cause celebre in the Shin Buddhist world. He has served as President of Ryukoku University, one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious universities, where he received his PhD in Literary Studies and is a Professor Emeritus of Shin Buddhist studies. Dr. Shigaraki has also served as Chairman of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, the largest Shin Buddhist organization in the world.
Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path was translated by David Matsumoto, professor of contemporary Shin Buddhist studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies.
To purchase the book, please visit Wisdom Publications.