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  • Mara Re-imagined: Stories of the ‘Evil One’ in Changing Contexts, 2014 Numata Symposium

    Mara Re-imagined: Stories of the ‘Evil One’ in Changing Contexts, 2014 Numata Symposium

    13/08/2014 Duração: 38min

    Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission, an exploration of the significance of narrative in Buddhism from a variety of perspectives. Mara Re-imagined: Stories of the 'Evil One' in Changing Contexts by Dr. Michael D. Nichols, Saint Joseph's College with response by Scott Mitchell. Recorded Friday, April 18, 2014, Berkeley, CA. Funding provided generously by the Numata Foundation. (c) 2014 Michael Nichols

  • The Path from Metaphor to Narrative: Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, 2014 Numata Symposium

    The Path from Metaphor to Narrative: Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, 2014 Numata Symposium

    12/08/2014 Duração: 58min

    Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission, an exploration of the significance of narrative in Buddhism from a variety of perspectives. The Path from Metaphor to Narrative: Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Dr. Richard K. Payne, Institute of Buddhist Studies with response by Daijaku Kinst. Recorded Friday, April 18, 2014, Berkeley, CA. Funding provided generously by the Numata Foundation. (c) 2014 Richard Payne

  • Narrative Amidst the Activities of Scripture, 2014 Numata Symposium

    Narrative Amidst the Activities of Scripture, 2014 Numata Symposium

    11/08/2014 Duração: 01h16min

    Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission, an exploration of the significance of narrative in Buddhism from a variety of perspectives. Narrative Amidst the Activities of Scripture by Dr. Charles Hallisey, Harvard Divinity School with response by Mark Blum of the University of California, Berkeley. Recorded Friday, April 18, 2014, Berkeley, CA. Funding provided generously by the Numata Foundation. (c) 2014 Charles Hallisey

  • Tradition and Insight: Our Encounter with the Pure Land Way, Part Three

    Tradition and Insight: Our Encounter with the Pure Land Way, Part Three

    30/04/2014 Duração: 01h29min

    An exploration of the roles that a received tradition and personal engagement play in our realization of the truth and meaning of Jodo Shinshu. Discussion and response by Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki, Professor Emeritus, Ryukoku University. Recorded Thursday, February 28, 2013, San Mateo, CA. Sponsored by the George T. Aratani Endowment for the IBS Center for Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies. (c) 2013 Takamaro Shigaraki

  • Tradition and Insight: Our Encounter with the Pure Land Way, Part Two

    Tradition and Insight: Our Encounter with the Pure Land Way, Part Two

    30/04/2014 Duração: 55min

    An exploration of the roles that a received tradition and personal engagement play in our realization of the truth and meaning of Jodo Shinshu. Rev. Henry Adams of Oxnard Buddhist Temple Recorded Thursday, February 28, 2013, San Mateo, CA. Sponsored by the George T. Aratani Endowment for the IBS Center for Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies. (c) 2013 Henry Adams

  • Tradition and Insight: Our Encounter with the Pure Land Way, Part One

    Tradition and Insight: Our Encounter with the Pure Land Way, Part One

    30/04/2014 Duração: 01h37s

    An exploration of the roles that a received tradition and personal engagement play in our realization of the truth and meaning of Jodo Shinshu. Dr. Michael Conway of the Eastern Buddhist Society Recorded Thursday, February 28, 2013, San Mateo, CA. Sponsored by the George T. Aratani Endowment for the IBS Center for Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies. (c) 2013 Michael Conway

  • Making Ministry Practical: Changing Roles in Japan

    Making Ministry Practical: Changing Roles in Japan

    14/06/2013 Duração: 57min

    From the Dharma at Times of Need symposium, the keynote address delivered by Rev. Dr. Seigen Yamaoka, professor of Shin Buddhist Studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. Prof. Yamaoka's moving keynote touched on his own personal experiences with the Dharma as a Jodo Shinshu minister, former bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America, dedicated scholar and inter-religious advocate, and ministering to Buddhist in the United States for over four decades. Prof. Yamaoka has been influential in bringing a uniquely American approach to ministry to Japan, helping to create a new Practical Shin Buddhist Ministry program at Ryukoku Univeristy in Kyoto. The Dharma at Times of Need symposium sought to bring together the voices and experiences of Buddhist ministers and Buddhist chaplains and was co-hosted by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and Harvard Divinity Schools. For more information on the symposium, click here. Originally recorded 3 May 2013. (c) 2013 Institute of Buddhist Studies and Seigen Yamaoka.  

  • Cleaning Cloths, Poetry, and Personal Buddhas: Laywomen’s Healing Practices in Contemporary Japan, audio

    Cleaning Cloths, Poetry, and Personal Buddhas: Laywomen’s Healing Practices in Contemporary Japan, audio

    26/11/2012 Duração: 54min

    Domestic Dharma: Beyond Texts, Beyond Monasteries, Numata Symposium 2012 Keynote Address by Prof. Paula Arai. Creativity, flexibility, and accessibility are qualities characteristic of the Buddhist practices that women in contemporary Japan engage in as they weave healing activities into their daily life. Home-made ritualized activities, which draw upon and innovatively adapt age-old traditions, include common greetings turned into healing events, cleaning cloths performing medical mysteries, and poetry writing. In addition, this domestic Dharma often sees a loved one transformed into a Personal Buddha upon death, bestowing wise counsel and compassionate support. Originally recorded on 22 September 2012 (c) 2012 The Institute of Buddhist Studies and Paula Arai A video version of this talk is also available.

  • Nuns at Home, Nuns as Homebuilders: Rethinking Ordination and Family in Medieval Japan, audio

    Nuns at Home, Nuns as Homebuilders: Rethinking Ordination and Family in Medieval Japan, audio

    26/11/2012 Duração: 49min

    Domestic Dharma: Beyond Texts, Beyond Monasteries, Numata Symposium 2012 Keynote Address by Prof. Lisa Grumbach. An exploration of the roles of ordained women within the social and familial structures of medieval Japan. Focusing on the reasons women became nuns, their age at ordination, and the work they performed as nuns, Prof. Grumbach argues that women used ordination as a way to build and maintain homes rather than as a way to “leave home.” Autobiographical writings by women, historical and biographical information about nuns, and medieval literature are used to show that ordination and family life were not opposing categories for many women, suggesting that we need to revise our understanding of what it meant to be a “nun” in medieval Japan. Originally recorded on 22 September 2012 (c) 2012 The Institute of Buddhist Studies and Lisa Grumbach A video version of this talk is also available.

  • Our Buddhadharma, Our Buddhist Dharma : 2012 Commencement Address

    Our Buddhadharma, Our Buddhist Dharma : 2012 Commencement Address

    23/05/2012 Duração: 25min

    The 2012 Graduation Commencement Address was delivered by Prof. Franz Metcalf and generously sponsored by the Numata Foundation. “Our Buddhadharma, Our Buddhist Dharma" explores our evolving Buddhist dharma in two senses. That is, it tries to begin clarifying dharma in the sense of (a) what the Buddhadharma, as teaching, is; and (b) what our dharma, as duty, is toward that Buddhadharma. While the former is a bottomless pit of circularity into which scholars may sink their careers, and the latter is a deepening chasm of responsibilities into which practitioners may throw their lives, the sinking and the throwing need doing. Treading (and thereby perhaps obliterating) one line between scholarship and practice, this address attempts to trace a path on which scholars and graduates may walk together, down into the darkness. Prof. Metcalf is a teacher at the California State University, Los Angeles, and the author of numerous books applying Buddhist teachings to our everyday lives, including Just Add Buddha and B

  • 2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 6 of 6, audio

    2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 6 of 6, audio

    29/03/2012 Duração: 01h18min

    Spring 2012 Ryūkoku Lecture Series Presented by Professor Hisashi Tonouchi, Ryūkoku University True Teaching, Practice and Realization (Kyōgyōshinshō): its aim and the formation of Shinran's Pure Land Teaching The Jōgen Suppression and Shinran's admonition against self-power (continued) In Japanese with English translation. An outline of the lecture series is available as a downloadable PDF in English or in Japanese. [6 of 6] Originally recorded on 22 March 2012 (c) 2012 The Institute of Buddhist Studies

  • 2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 5 of 6, audio

    2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 5 of 6, audio

    29/03/2012 Duração: 01h16min

    Spring 2012 Ryūkoku Lecture Series Presented by Professor Hisashi Tonouchi, Ryūkoku University True Teaching, Practice and Realization (Kyōgyōshinshō): its aim and the formation of Shinran's Pure Land Teaching The Jōgen Suppression and Shinran's admonition against self-power In Japanese with English translation. An outline of the lecture series is available as a downloadable PDF in English or in Japanese. [5 of 6] Originally recorded on 22 March 2012 (c) 2012 The Institute of Buddhist Studies

  • 2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 4 of 6, audio

    2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 4 of 6, audio

    29/03/2012 Duração: 01h40min

    Spring 2012 Ryūkoku Lecture Series Presented by Professor Hisashi Tonouchi, Ryūkoku University True Teaching, Practice and Realization (Kyōgyōshinshō): its aim and the formation of Shinran's Pure Land Teaching Birth through the nembutsu: Shinran's explications of practice and shinjin (continued) In Japanese with English translation. An outline of the lecture series is available as a downloadable PDF in English or in Japanese. [4 of 6] Originally recorded on 15 March 2012 (c) 2012 The Institute of Buddhist Studies

  • 2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 3 of 6, audio

    2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 3 of 6, audio

    29/03/2012 Duração: 01h03min

    Spring 2012 Ryūkoku Lecture Series Presented by Professor Hisashi Tonouchi, Ryūkoku University True Teaching, Practice and Realization (Kyōgyōshinshō): its aim and the formation of Shinran's Pure Land Teaching Birth through the nembutsu: Shinran's explications of practice and shinjin In Japanese with English translation. An outline of the lecture series is available as a downloadable PDF in English or in Japanese. [3 of 6] Originally recorded on 15 March 2012 (c) 2012 The Institute of Buddhist Studies

  • 2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 2 of 6, audio

    2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 2 of 6, audio

    29/03/2012 Duração: 01h40min

    Spring 2012 Ryūkoku Lecture Series Presented by Professor Hisashi Tonouchi, Ryūkoku University True Teaching, Practice and Realization (Kyōgyōshinshō): its aim and the formation of Shinran's Pure Land Teaching Features and Critiques of Hōnen's Pure Land Teaching (continued) In Japanese with English translation. An outline of the lecture series is available as a downloadable PDF in English or in Japanese. [2 of 6] Originally recorded on 8 March 2012 (c) 2012 The Institute of Buddhist Studies

  • 2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 1 of 6, audio

    2012 Ryukoku Lecture: True Teaching, Practice and Realization: 1 of 6, audio

    29/03/2012 Duração: 51min

    Spring 2012 Ryūkoku Lecture Series Presented by Professor Hisashi Tonouchi, Ryūkoku University True Teaching, Practice and Realization (Kyōgyōshinshō): its aim and the formation of Shinran's Pure Land Teaching Features and Critiques of Hōnen's Pure Land Teaching In Japanese with English translation. An outline of the lecture series is available as a downloadable PDF in English or in Japanese. [1 of 6] Originally recorded on 8 March 2012 (c) 2012 The Institute of Buddhist Studies

  • Karmic Mindfulness: Rethinking Morality in Contemporary Buddhism (audio only)

    Karmic Mindfulness: Rethinking Morality in Contemporary Buddhism (audio only)

    26/12/2011 Duração: 51min

    As a basic principle governing moral thinking, the Buddhist concept of karma is brilliant. With clarity and simplicity, it informs participants in Buddhist cultures that what becomes of them in life is dependent on the quality of their relations to other people and on what they do in life. The fact that the concept of karma was transferred from one religious tradition to others in Asia has meant that its early mythological foundations have been weakened, to some extent allowing it to stand on its own. Although western religions have moral principles that function in similar ways, in each case these concepts cannot so easily be severed from their mythological grounding in the ideas of the will of God, heaven and hell. That difference suggests that karma’s potential as a moral principle for contemporary global culture is outstanding. In order to live up to that role, however, some dimensions of the concept of karma would require rethinking. In this lecture, Prof. Wright assesses the strengths and weaknesses of

  • Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Gender, Pollution, and Salvation in Buddhist Sermons from Early Modern Japan

    Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Gender, Pollution, and Salvation in Buddhist Sermons from Early Modern Japan

    02/05/2011 Duração: 57min

    Sometime during the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century, several variants of an indigenous Chinese sutra known as the Xuepenjing 血盆経 ("Blood Bowl Sutra," Jpns. Ketsubonkyō), were transmitted to Japan. Emphasizing the impurity of women's reproductive blood, this short scripture teaches that women are fated to fall into a special hell known as the "Blood Pond Hell" (chi no ike jigoku 血の池地獄) in retribution for the sin of polluting the earth with blood. By the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, temples throughout Japan actively promoted the cult of the Blood Bowl Hell as a method of saving women. In this cult, disgust for the female body, first emphasized in Buddhist texts as a means of encouraging celibate monks to remain distant from women, is directed not to celibate monks, but to a new audience of lay men and women. My talk will explore two early modern commentaries on the text in an effort to understand how priests presented the teachings of the Blood Bowl Sutra to t

  • The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part six of six-audio)

    The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part six of six-audio)

    15/04/2011 Duração: 01h19min

    The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part six of six - audio) by Professor Atsushi Hirata, Department of History, Ryūkoku University, Kyoto, Japan. In Japanese with live English translation. This is a six part series covering the 2011 Ryūkoku Lecture Series held at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA, in March 2011. Lecture One (parts one and two): Buddhadharma and the feudal system Lecture Two (parts three and four): The Sangō Wakuran incident and its impact Lecture Three (parts five and six): Hongwanji and the State: the two truth theory

  • The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part five of six-audio)

    The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part five of six-audio)

    14/04/2011 Duração: 01h22min

    The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition (part five of six - audio) by Professor Atsushi Hirata, Department of History, Ryūkoku University, Kyoto, Japan. In Japanese with live English translation. This is a six part series covering the 2011 Ryūkoku Lecture Series held at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA, in March 2011. Lecture One (parts one and two): Buddhadharma and the feudal system Lecture Two (parts three and four): The Sangō Wakuran incident and its impact Lecture Three (parts five and six): Hongwanji and the State: the two truth theory

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