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

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

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

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.

Making Ministry Practical: Changing Roles in Japan

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

The Wholly Other of Jacques Derrida: through the lens of Other Power in Shin Buddhism (And vice-versa)

In the final presentation from our 2008 IBS Winter Symposium, Dr. David Matsumoto analyzes the thinking of philosopher Jacques Derrida through Shinshu philosophy — and Shin philosophy through Derrida! Originally recorded February 28, 2008 © 2008 David Matsumoto http://media.blubrry.com/shinibs/p/podcast.shin-ibs.edu/content/episode_12.mp4Podcast: Play

A Modern Take on the Theodicy Conundrum: Comparing Kiyozawa Manshi and Søren Kierkegaard on Akunin Shōki

Next in our continuing series of presentation from the 2008 IBS Winter Symposium, Rev. Mark Blum gives a spirited paper on the “problem of evil” from a Buddhist/Western philosophical perspective. His argument is based in part on an interpretation of

Basing our Inter-Subjective Identity on the Primal Vow without Illusions of a Soul

Next in our continuing series of presentation from the 2008 IBS Winter Symposium, Rev. Gregory Gibbs of the Oregon Buddhist Temple in Portland discusses the important Buddhist doctrine of anantman as “no soul” as very different from “no self.” His