Japanese language seminar: 親鸞聖人からのメッセージ – 正信偈に込められた想い

Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara will present a half day Japanese language seminar on Saturday, September 17th, 1:30P – 5PM, titled “Message from Shinran Shonin – His thoughts in the Shoshinge”. Rev. Kuwahara is a staff member of our mother temple, the Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto Japan, who is currently assigned to the Center for Buddhist Education (CBE) at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, CA. There he serves as the coordinator for the CBE’s Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course.

Shin Buddhism for the Modern World

Rev. Dennis Hirota, professor of Shin Buddhist Studies at Ryukoku University in Kyoto Japan, will present this 90 minute public lecture on Wednesday evening, August 10th, at 7PM in the Dallas Room of the Doubletree Guest Suites in Tukwilla (16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle 98188).

Rev. Hirota was the chief translator of the Collected Works of Shinran which was published by the Nishi Hongwanji in 1997. Rev. Hirota is the keynote speaker this week in the Buddhist Churches of America’s ministerial association summer study session. While the study sessions are private this special evening lecture is open to the general public without charge.

White River Buddhist Temple: Rev. Mark Unno

Seminar with Reverend Mark Unno – Saturday, September 10, 2011


In this seminar, we will explore the ways in which our lives are buffeted by the storms of blind passion, only to open to the serene waters of compassion.  As we face uncertainty, both within and without, we are brought to awareness through the tranquil illumination arising from deep within, like an ocean of light.  Borne on the currents of boundless compassion, unexpected insights unfold amidst the creative rhythms of life and death.

Time: 9:30 to 3:00 (9:00 registration)

Cost:   $20 General    (sandwich & salad lunch included)

BCA Members $10

Location: White River Buddhist Temple (253) 833-1442

3625 Auburn Way North

Auburn, WA


Contact: Karen Murakami, wrlink4goldenchain@comcast.net

***   Please register using the included form ***

Mark Unno is Associate Professor of Japanese Buddhism in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Oregon.  He is the author of Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light (2004), is editor of Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures (2006), and is the author of various articles on Pure Land Buddhism, comparative religion, and Buddhism and psychology. He is an ordained minister in the Shin Buddhist tradition and works with Buddhist groups, general audiences, as well as with students and scholars. He resides in Eugene, Oregon with his wife Megumi and his two cats Onyx and Taata.

Registration Deadline – Sunday, September 4, 2011