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Spring 2014 Ryukoku Lecture Series

Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:01 am

The Institute of Buddhist Studies will present the 2014 Ryukoku Lectures with Professor Nobuhiro Fukagawa, from Ryukoku University Department  of Shin Buddhist Studies.  The title of the presentation  is “The Propagation of Shin Buddhism: Challenges and Possibilities, “ in a two part lecture on Wednesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Ave., Berkeley.

Professor Fukagawa was recently appointed to the rank of Kagaku, which is the highest academic ranking within the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha.  He is a noted scholar in Shin Buddhist Studies, but also a professor for the newly established graduate study program in Practical Shin Buddhist Studies.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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2014 Ryukoku Lectures: Issues in Shin Buddhist Propagational Studies

March 19, 2014
6:00 pmto9:00 pm
March 20, 2014
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Issues in Shin Buddhist Propagational Studies

Prof. Nobuhiro Fukagawa of the Department of Shin Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University

Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land: 2013 Ryukoku Lecture Three

March 27, 2013
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land:
The Development of Pure Land Teachings in Tendai Buddhism

Lecture Three
Genshin: Essentials of Attaining Birth

Professor Tesshin Michimoto
Ryūkoku University Lectures will be given in Japanese with English translation. Free and open to the public

Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land: 2013 Ryukoku Lecture Two

March 20, 2013
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land:
The Development of Pure Land Teachings in Tendai Buddhism

Lecture Two
Ennin: Nembutsu Liturgy & Practice

Professor Tesshin Michimoto
Ryūkoku University Lectures will be given in Japanese with English translation. Free and open to the public

Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land: 2013 Ryukoku Lecture One

March 13, 2013
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land:
The Development of Pure Land Teachings in Tendai Buddhism

Lecture One
Saicho: His Life and Teachings

Professor Tesshin Michimoto
Ryūkoku University Lectures will be given in Japanese with English translation. Free and open to the public

2013 Ryukoku Lecture Series

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 2:46 pm

We are pleased to announce the 2013 Ryukoku Lectures series with Prof. Tesshin Michimoto

Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land
The Development of Pure Land Teachings in Tendai Buddhism

Lecture One
March 13 (Wednesday) Saicho: His Life and Teachings

Lecture Two
March 20 (Wednesday) Ennin: Nembutsu Liturgy & Practice

Lecture Three
March 27 (Wednesday) Genshin: Essentials of Attaining Birth

All lectures from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Jodo Shinshu Center
All lectures will be given in Japanese with English translation.
Free and open to the public.

2012 Ryukoku Lecture: Series True Teaching, Practice and Realization, part 1

March 8, 2012
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

2012 Ryūkoku Lecture Series
True Teaching, Practice and Realization: its aim and the formation of Shinran’s Pure Land Teaching

Presented by Professor Hisashi Tonouchi, Ryūkoku University

Thursday March 8, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Features and Critiques of Hōnen’s Pure Land Teaching

All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at the Institute of Buddhist Studies

2140 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, Ca 94704

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2012 Ryukoku Lecture Series: True Teaching, Practice and Realization, part 2

March 15, 2012
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

2012 Ryūkoku Lecture Series
True Teaching, Practice and Realization: its aim and the formation of Shinran’s Pure Land Teaching

Presented by Professor Hisashi Tonouchi, Ryūkoku University

Thursday March 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Birth through the nembutsu: Shinran’s explications of practice and shinjin

All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at the Institute of Buddhist Studies

2140 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, Ca 94704

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2012 Ryukoku Lecture Series: True Teaching, Practice and Realization, part 3

March 22, 2012
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

2012 Ryūkoku Lecture Series
True Teaching, Practice and Realization: its aim and the formation of Shinran’s Pure Land Teaching

Presented by Professor Hisashi Tonouchi, Ryūkoku University

Thursday March 22, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
The Jōgen Suppression and Shinran’s admonition against self-power

All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at the Institute of Buddhist Studies
2140 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, Ca 94704

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2011 Ryukoku Lectures: The Hongwanji: Institutional and Doctrinal Developments in the Tokugawa Era

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 5:13 pm

The Institute of Buddhist Studies 2011 Ryūkoku Lectures

The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition: significant persons, moments and issues

by Professor Atsushi Hirata
Department of History
Ryūkoku University, Kyoto, Japan

Professor Atsushi Hirata will deliver the 2011 Ryūkoku 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 Sangō 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.

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