Essentials of Pure Land Buddhism:
Nembutsu, Shinjin and Birth in the Pure Land
Speaker: Toshikazu Arai, PhD, Professor Emeritus Soai University
English language seminar
Friday, October 5th, 2018, 7 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, October 6th, 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Dr. Arai will also deliver the 10 am Sunday service Dharma Talk on October 7th and afterwards be the guest speaker for the 10:50 am Dharma Exchange with coffee and donuts in the dining room.
Japanese language seminar
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, 10 am – 3 pm
Thursday, October 4th, 10 am – 3 pm
Friday, October 5th, 10 am – 12:30 pm
All sessions will be held at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple.
In the seminar, Professor Arai will cover an English translation of the Saihō Shinan-shō (A Guide to the Pure Land in the West) (tr. Arai), which Shinran compiled. Only recently have more researchers of Shinran’s through paid attention to this voluminous work. Essential topics of Shin understanding such as nembutsu, shinjin (faith/trusting) and attaining birth in the Pure Land will be discussed.
Please join us to encounter the gem-like words of Hōnen and Shinran.2018-1005-06 Dr. Arai Essentials of Pure Land Buddhism flyer updated
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