Dennis Hirota, Professor in the Department of Shin Buddhist Studies at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, was the Institute of Buddhist Studies’ 2010 Ryukoku Lecturer.
Dr. Hirota’s topic was “Shinran’s Phenomenology of Religious Life: Toward a Rethinking of Shinjin.” The lecture was divided into three parts over the course of three separate days. The audio tracks here roughly compare to the following:
- Lecture One, “The Shin Buddhist Path and Truth”: parts one and two
- Lecture Two, “The Shin Buddhist Path and Time”: parts three and four
- Lecture Three, “The Shin Buddhist Path and Dwelling”: parts five and six
Dr. Hirota is known for his translation work in “The Collected Works of Shinran” and original works such as “No Abode: The Record of Ippen,” “Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism,” “Shinran: An Introduction to His Thought,” and “Tannisho: A Primer.”
Originally recorded March 10, 16, and 17, 2010 at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in the Jodo Shinshu Center, Berkeley, Ca.
Copyright © 2010, Denis Hirota.