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2009 Ryukoku Lectures

March 16, 2009
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

The 2009 Ryukoku Lecture Series features three talks by Ryukoku University Buddhist Studies professor Takanori Sugioka titled:

The Dialectic of the Three Vows as an expression of Shinran’s religious experience

Lecture One ~ March 16 (Mon)
Lecture Two ~ March 18 (Wed)
Lecture Th ree ~ March 20 (Fri)

All lectures ~ 2:10 to 5:00 pm

The lectures will be held at the
Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Free and open to the public.

Please contact the Institute of Buddhist Studies for more information or
download the attached flyer.

The Great Sound of Enlightenment

February 26, 2009
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

The Institute of Buddhist Studies will host its annual Winter Symposium at the 2009 Buddhist Churches of America National Council Meeting. This year’s theme is The Great Sound of Enlightenment: Shin Buddhist Music Throughout the Ages.

The afternoon program will examine the use and meaning of music in Shin Buddhist services, including its origins, current practices and future possibilities.

Speakers include:
Rev. Masao Kodani: Senshin Buddhist Temple
Horaku: the history and development of Buddhist music

Rev. Harry Bridge: Buddhist Church of Lodi
New (non-representational) Shin Buddhist music and songs

Mr. Peter Hata: West Covina Buddhist Temple
Shin Buddhism and Jazz

Prof. Scott A. Mitchell: Institute of Buddhist Studies
Historical Development of American Shinshu Gathas

The Symposium will be held at the
Irvine Hyatt Hotel
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614

Thursday, February 26, 2009
2:00 – 5:00 pm

Please contact the Institute of Buddhist Studies for more information or
download the attached flyer.

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