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【October 4th, 2019】 Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture “What Metaphors Mean and Do within Buddhist Philosophical Text?: A Yogācāra Perspective”

Date
October 4th, 2019
Place
Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Ōmiya Campus, Ryūkoku University

【May 22, 2019】Special Lecture “A Window into Sino-Tibetan Pure Land Practices at Duhuang”

Date
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 1:15 to 2:45pm
Place
Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University,Kyoto will host a special lecture by Dr. Jonathan Silk (Professor, Leiden University, Netherlands) entitled “A Window into Sino-Tibetan Pure Land Practices at Duhuang.”

 

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 1:15 to 2:45pm

 

Title: “A Window into Sino-Tibetan Pure Land Practices at Duhuang”

 

Speaker: Jonathan Silk (Professor, Leiden University, Netherlands)

 

To see more about Dr. Jonathan Silk, visit the website below.

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/jonathan-silk#tab-1

 

 

Location: Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University. Refer to the following link for information about the location of the campus.

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/access/omiya.html

 

The lecture is held in English.

There is no fee for participation and no need to register in advance.

 

Sponsors
The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University, Ryukoku University Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia
Poster
Flyer 2019.5.22 Lecture, Jonathan Silk

【May 28, 2019】Special Lecture “Mid-century Transnational Japanese American Buddhism”

Date
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00pm
Place
Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University,Kyoto will host a special lecture by Dr. Scott A. Mitchell (Professor, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley California) entitled “Mid-century Transnational Japanese American Buddhism.” This lecture will be held in commemoration of the conclusion of an academic agreement with Institute of Shin Buddhist Studies.

 

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00pm

 

Title: “Mid-century Transnational Japanese American Buddhism”

 

Speaker: Scott A. Mitchell (Professor, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley California)

To see more about Dr. Mitchell, visit the website below.

Scott A. Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University. Refer to the following link for information about the location of the campus.

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/access/omiya.html

 

The lecture is held in English.

There is no fee for participation and no need to register in advance.

 

Sponsors
The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University
Poster
【チラシ】 2019.5.28 Scott Mitchell Special Lecture

【February 14, 2019】Special Lecture “The Sacredness of Modern Japanese Emperors and Buddhas and Kami”

Date
February 14 2019, 15:00-16:30
Place
Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

Dr. Fumihiko Sueki (International Research Center for Japanese Studies)

 

 

Special Lecture

“The Sacredness of Modern Japanese Emperors and Buddhas and Kami”

(近代天皇の聖性と神仏)

 

Free of charge. No reservation is needed.

The lecture is held in Japanese.

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Poster
"The Sacredness of Modern Japanese Emperors and Buddhas and Kami"

 

Inquiries:rcwbc.office@gmail.com

【February 7, 2019】 Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture

Date
February 7, 2019, 3:00~4:30 pm
Place
Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Ōmiya Campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

Dr. Jacqueline I. Stone

The Toshihide Nowata Book Award in Buddhism was established in 2009 in order to support the further development of the Buddhist studies especially in the Western world. The eining entry for rhe best academic Buddhist title of the year is selected by an independent committee. The awardee for fiscal year 2017 was Dr. Jacqueline I. Stone, Professor,Department of Religion, Princeton University, and her Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan.Dr. Stone’s chief research area is medieval Japanese Buddhism. And also, She is ongoing research the traditions of the Lotus Sūtra, particularly Tendai and Nichiren Buddhism, as well as their modern redefinitions.

On February 7, 2019, Dr. Stone held the special lecture whose title was “By the Power of One’s Last Nenbutsu: Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan.” In her lecture, Dr. Stone explained what the deathbed practices 臨終行儀 in Buddhism is, and she mentioned how this practices progagated to many people in Japan. And also, Dr. Stone dealed with the role that Kalyāṇa-mittatā 善知識 played in this practice.

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Dr. Jacqueline I. Stone (Professor, Department of Religion, Princeton University)

Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture

By the Power of One’s Last Nenbutsu: Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

 

Speaker: Dr. Jacqueline I. Stone (Professor, Department of Religion, Princeton University)

 

Chair: Mitsuya Dake (Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Department of International Communication, Ryukoku University)

 

Free of charge. No reservation is needed.

The lecture is held in Japanese.

 

【Map】

Inquiries:rcwbc.office@gmail.com

Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism)
Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Poster
Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture

【Announcement】 Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at Ryukoku University (Fourth Meeting) 【past】

Date
June 22 to 24, 2018
Place
Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

From June 22th to 24th, the Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials (Fourth Meeting) was held at Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto. In this workshop, Participants were divided into four groups and attempted to translate the commentaries on Tannishō written during the Edo time period into English. A lot of scholars gathered from the countries such as the U.S.A., Israel, and Taiwan, and actively engaged in the discussion.

In the workshop, Dr. Ayako Ōsawa and Mr. Wayne Yokoyama gave lectures on June 22. In addition, Rev. Shin’in Nishida also gave the special lecture “On the Study of the Tannisho in Edo Period” on June 23.


Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall

Welcome party

Rev. Shin’in Nishida

Small Group Translation Session

June 22, 2018

Meeting place: Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Omiya Campus Ryukoku University.

Meeting time: 10:00 am.

Please check the PDF attached to this mail or see the following website.

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/location.html

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/access/omiya.html

Program (New)

 

The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University announce the fourth in a series of workshops led by Prof. Mark Blum, Prof. Michael Conway, and Prof. Mitsuya Dake devoted to the critical examination of premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of Shin school of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan.

The fourth workshop will be held at Ryukoku University Omiya Campus in Kyoto from June 22 to 24, 2018. The first workshop was held successfully in Berkley in March 2017 and succeeding workshops will continue until 2021, with meetings planned twice a year. The second workshop was held in Kyoto in early August 2017, the third one was held in Berkeley in March 2018. The fourth one will be hosted by Ryukoku University in Kyoto in June.

 

Organized around close readings of the most influential materials produced in early modern and modern Japan, the workshop aims at producing a critical, annotated translation detailing the salient ways in which this text has been both inspirational and controversial, as well as a series of essays analyzing a wide spectrum of voices in Japanese scholarship and preaching that have spoken on this work.

 

Following the previous workshops, the workshop will focus on an English translation of Edo-period commentaries by Enchi (1662), Jukoku (1740), Jinrei (1801-1808), and Ryōshō (1841). There will also be special lectures regarding Tannishō during the workshop.

 

◆ Location

Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto

*Omiya campus of Ryukoku University is close to JR Kyoto station. For detailed information please see the following sites.

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/location.html

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/about/campus_traffic/traffic/t_omiya.html

 

◆ Cost

There is no participation fee.

 

◆ Format of the Workshop

English and Japanese.

◆ Requirements for Participation

Although any qualified applicant will be welcome to register, graduate students will be particularly welcome and the only recipients of financial assistance in the form of travel fellowships.

◆ Application Procedure

For detailed information please see the following files.

Announcement (PDF)

Please download the application format.

Application Format (word)

◆ Application Deadline

Participations: June 8, 2018 (Japan time)

Applicants for travel fellowship: April 26, 2018 (Japan time)

◆ Inquiries

Questions about the content of the workshop should also be directed to the following address.

rcwbc.office@gmail.com

Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute, Otani University
Poster
Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at Ryukoku University (Fourth Meeting)

【June 8, 2018】 Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture

Date
Friday June 8, 2018, 3:00~5:00 pm
Place
Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Ōmiya Campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism was established in 2009 in order to support the further development of the Buddhist studies especially in the Western world. The winning entry for the best academic Buddhist title of the year is selected by an independent committee. The awardee for fiscal year 2016 was Dr. Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Harvard Divinity School, and her Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet. Dr. Gyatso is the scholer of the early modern Tibetan Buddhism who also pays great attention to the issues of the Tibetan culture, society and jender.

On June 8, 2018, Dr. Gyatso held the special lecture whose title was “Categories, Mentalities, Individuals: Historiography in a Buddhological Vein.” In her lecture, Dr. Gyatso explained the relationship between Buddhist terms used in Tibetan medicine and the empiricism of the medical treatment, and also discussed their background.

 

 

“Categories, Mentalities, Individuals: Historiography in a Buddhological Vein”

 

Speaker: Dr. Janet Gyatso

(Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Harvard Divinity School)

 

Chair, Interpreter: Eisho Nasu (Professor, Ryukoku University)

Respondent: Takahiko Kameyama (Adjunct lecturer, Ryukoku University)

 

  • Free of charge. No reservation is needed.
  • Both the lecture and response are held in English. They are simultaneously translated into Japanese.

Inquiries:rcwbc.office@gmail.com

 

Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Ōmiya Campus, Ryukoku University

Sponsors: Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University and Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism)
Supporter: Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Poster
[Third Meeting] Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture

Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture (October 9 2017)

Date
Monday, October 9 2017, 1:15-4:30 pm
Place
Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Ōmiya Campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University is pleased to announce the special lectures by Dr. Lothar Ledderose and Prof. Sun Hua, two outstanding scholars who received the 2015 Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism for their edited volume, Buddhist Stone Sutras in China, Sichuan Province vol. 1.

 

 

1:15-2:45pm
“Japanese Scholarship on Chinese Sutras Engraved in Stone”
Speaker: Dr. Lothar Ledderose (Senior Professor, Heidelberg University and Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften)
Interpreter: Eishō Nasu (Professor, Ryukoku University)

 

3:00-4:30pm
“Mingshansi Temple in Anyue County of Sichuan Province and Liuzhao sect of Esoteric Buddhism”
Speaker: Prof. Sun Hua
(Director, Center for Cultural Heritage Studies, Peking University; Professor, School of Archeology and Museology, Peking University)
Interpreter: Li Manning (Research Assistant, Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University)

 

Chair: Eishō Nasu (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University; Manager of International Research Division, Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University)

 

Free of charge. No reservation is needed.

 

 

Dr. Lothar Ledderose

Photo Prof. Ledderose_small

 

1. Profile
Dr. Lothar Ledderose is a senior professor of Heidelberg University and Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. He is also a member of the China Center of Visual Studies of the China Academy of Art, and corresponding member of the British Academy. His specialty is the Art history of East Asia.
Dr. Ledderose studied in Cologne, Bonn, Paris, Princeton, Harvard, Taipei, and Tokyo, and received his PhD in Heidelberg on 1969. He was a chair of East Asian Art History at the University of Heidelberg from 1976 to 2010, and senior professor since 2010. He is also a laureate of the 2005 International Balzan Prize.

 

2. Main Work
Mi Fu and the Classical Tradition of Chinese Calligraphy (1979)
Japan und Europa: 1543-1929. Ausstellung der Berliner Festspiele (1993, together with Doris Croissant).
Ten Thousand Things.Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art (2000)
Buddhist Stone Sutras in China 中國佛教石經 (2014 ff. Series editor)

 

 

Prof. Sun Hua

Photo_SunHua_Certificate

 

1. Profile
Prof. Sun Hua is a director of the Center for Cultural Heritage Studies, and professor of the School of Archeology and Museology in Peking University. His specialty is the archeology of Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties, archeology of South-west district in China, and Cultural Heritage Studies.
Prof. Sun Hua was born in Mianyang county of Sichuan Province in China. He has served as a teacher in Peking University where he completed the master’s course of archeology since 1987.

 

2. Main Work
Shenmi de wangguo: Dui sanxingduiwenming de chubu lijie he jieshi 神秘的王国―対三星堆文明的初歩理解和解釋 (2002)
Zhonghua yishu tongshi. Vol.2中華芸術通史2 (2006)
Buddhist Stone Sutras in China 中國佛教石經 (2014 ff.)

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism)
Research Institute for Buddhist Culture, Ryukoku University
Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Poster
Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture (October 9 2017)

Memorial Lectures for the Establishment of the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures

Date
July 23 2015
Place
101 Tōkō building, Ōmiya Campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

1:00–1:30 pm Opening Remarks

Wakahara Yūshō, Ryukoku University

 

1:10-2:10 pm Lecture

“Buddhist Manuscripts in Nepal: Research on the Manuscripts and Its Significance in Contemporary Buddhist Studies”

Sudan Shakya, Shuchiin University

 

2:10-2:20 pm Comment

Kanō Kazuo, Kōyasan University

 

2:20-2:50 pm Lecture

“Katmandu after the Nepal Earthquake 2015 and Support Activities by Honganji (1)”

Kusunoki Shūhō, Jōdo Shinshū Honganji-ha

 

3:00-3:30 pm Lecture

“Katmandu after the Nepal Earthquake 2015 and Support Activities by Honganji (2)”

Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Hongwanji Buddhist Soiety, Nepal Kathmandu-Hongwanji

 

3:30-4:30 pm Lecture

“Frontiers of Academic Research on Buddhism: From Ryukoku University to the World”

Katsura Shōryū, professor emeritus, Hiroshima University

 

4:30-5:00 pm Comment

Kanō, Shakya

 

5:00 pm Closing Remarks

Nōnin Masaaki, Ryukoku University

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Jōdo Shinshū Honganji-ha
Volunteer NPO Center, Ryukoku University
Research Institute for Buddhist Culture, Ryukoku University
Research Center for Buddhist Cul tures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Poster
Poster
Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia
Audience

Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture at Ryukoku University, 2015

Date
June 5 2015
Place
3rd floor hall Seiwa-kan, Ōmiya Campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

Erik C. Braun, Oklahoma University

Sponsors
Research Institute for Buddhist Culture, Ryukoku University
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Society for the Promotional of Buddhism (Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai)
Poster
Poster

【July 13th, 2019】International Symposium “South Asian Buddhist Movements in recent years”

Date
July 13th, 2019 13:30-17:30
Place
Conference Room, 2nd floor, Toukou, Omiya campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

South Asian Buddhist Movements in recent years

 

[Access] http://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/location.html
[Map] http://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/access/omiya.html
(Venue: Building No.6)

 

Speakers and Titles:

1. Textual Education of Nuns: Ascending Theravada and anagārikas in Contemporary Nepal
 Dr. Sakura Kudo (Tohoku Univertisity)

[Abstract]
This paper considers how the actions of anagārikā in Nepal exert influence on local people’s literacy and lifestyle rituals.

Literary education of women through reading and writing is closely related to which female ascetics or anagārikās (‘homeless-ness’) acquire the textual education by reading Buddhist texts in nunneries. Anagārikās of Theravada Buddhism in Nepal encourage women’s education by means of literacy yet through such literature, they also emphasize personal moral growth.

Theravada was introduced into Nepal in modern times. The monastic tradition of Buddhism in Nepal collapsed when the married clergy were gradually embraced by society during the 11-12th centuries. During a 20th century resurgence of modernized Buddhism, celibate and monastic forms of practice were reintroduced via India and Sri Lanka. Although this modernized form of Buddhism is known as Theravada in Nepal, such a classification may not completely ascribe to traditional view of the term. The years approaching 1990 bore witness to a turning point. Nepalese Theravada grew significantly alongside a democratic agenda promoting Buddhism’s symbolism of equality for ethnic cultures and languages, and through this, also freedom of religion. Since the first Theravada nunnery was built in Kathmandu in 1964, its monastics began teaching courses on pariyatti sikṣā (education about Tipiṭaka) not only for other nuns, but lay women in the Newar society.

 

2. An overview of Modern Buddhist Movements in India
 Dr. Mrigendra Pratap (Savitribai Phule Pune Univrsity)

[Abstract]
The background of modern Buddhist movements in India begins with the revival of Buddhism in the middle of the 19th century. The rediscovery of Buddhism in India started with an effort of archaeologists, linguists, academics, and Buddhist leaders. Thereafter, at least four different forms of modern Buddhism emerged in the mid-twentieth century in India. This includes: (i) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Navayāna “Modern Vehicle” (ii) Urgyen Sangharakshita’s Triyāna “Threefold Vehicle” i.e., Triratna Buddhist Order (iii) S. N. Goenka’s Vipassana Movement and (iv) His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Universal Buddhism. This talk will give an overview of these four modern Buddhist movements and it will be covered in three parts:
(a) The background of modern Buddhist movements in India.
(b) The life and works of these four Buddhist leaders in Indian context.
(c) The impact of these movements on Indian society.

Discussants:
Prof. Sudan Shakya (Shuchiin University)
TBA

 

Language: English

All are welcome to attend.

Contact: Katsuyuki IDA (ida@ad.ryukoku.ac.jp)

Sponsors
The Center for South Asian Studies
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University

【October 19, 2018】 International Symposium “Adversity to Acceptance: From Hokubei Bukkyo Dan to the “Buddhist Churches of America””

Date
October 19, 2018, 15:00-17:00
Place
Seminar Room 1, Shofukan Building, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

Adversity to Acceptance: From Hokubei Bukkyo Dan to the “Buddhist Churches of America”

 

Dr. Tetsuden Kashima (Professor Emeritus, University of Washington)

 

Program

15:00-16:10 Lecture

16:15-17:00 Discussion

 

Facillitator

Mitsuya Dake (Professor, Ryukoku University)

 

Place

Seminar Room 1, Shofukan Building, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto

 

Free of charge.

 

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University (Applied Research Division and International Research Division)
Institute of Buddhist Studies, Center for Contemporary Shin Busddhist Studies
Poster
Adversity to Acceptance: From Hokubei Bukkyo Dan to the “Buddhist Churches of America”

【October 6, 2018】 Internatioal Symposium “The Plan and Living Space of Kōzui Ōtani”

Date
October 6, 2018, 9:30-18:00
Place
Room 101, First Floor East Hall, Omiya Campus Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

 

 

Opening Remarks

9:30-9:35  Eiji Hisamatsu (Director, Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University)

 

Keynote Lecture

9:35-10:15  Takashi Irisawa (President, Ryukoku University)

 

Section 1

10:30-11:00 Shigeru Sugasawa (Kogakuin University)

 

11:00-11:30 Hidetoshi Wada (Ryukoku Museum)

 

11:30-12:00 Yoshifumi Ichikawa (Ryikoku University)

 

Section 2

13:00-13:30 Mikio Shibata (Niigata University)

 

13:30-14:00 Toki Katō (Beppu Ōtani Memorial Hall)

 

14:00-14:30 Zu’en Chen (Donghua University)

 

Section 3

14:50-15:20 Chaohuang Huang (National University of Kaohsiung)

 

15:20-15:50 Imre Galambos (Cambridge University)

 

15:50-16:20 Erdal Kucukyalcin (Bosphorus University)

 

16:20-16:50 Seijyō Kikuzuki (Beppu Ōtani Memorial Hall)

 

Comment

17:00-1730

 

Questions and Answers

17:30-18:00

 

Closing Remarks

Junshō Kusunoki (Director, Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University)

 

 

Facillitator

Mazumi Mitani (Ryukoku University)

Interpreter

Takahiko Kameyama (Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University), Manning Li (Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University), and Wei Yi (Research Center  Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University)

 

Free of charge

 

Inquiries

barc@ad.ryukoku.ac.jp

 

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures and Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Poster
Internatioal Symposium “The Plan and Living Space of Kōzui Ōtani”

“New Perspective on the Medieval Zen Buddhism: The Fields Opened by the Chūsei zenseki sōkan” (CHT, Nagoya University Graduate School of Letters)

Date
July 7, 2018, 10:00-17:50
Place
Conference Hall, Integrated Research Building for Humanities and Social Sciences 7th Floor, Higashiyama Campus, Nagoya University
Presenter
(Timetable)

The Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Texts (CHT) at Nagoya University Graduate School of Letters , with which the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University established a comprehensive agreement in January 2018, will hold the following symposium whose main subject is the medieval Zen Buddhism.

 

 

CHT at Nagoya University Graduate School of Letters, Symposium

“New Perspective on the Medieval Zen Buddhism: The Fields Opened by the Chūsei zenseki sōkan

 

Schedule

10:00-10:10     Opening Remarks, SUEKI Fumihiko

10:10-11:25      First Panel “Nōnin, Eisai, and Their Circumstances”

Panelists: FURUSE Tamami, WADA Ukiko

  YONEDA Mariko

11:35-12:50       Second Panel

“Chikotsu daie and the Development of the Shōichi-ha Sect”

Panelists: KATŌ Michiko, KAMEYAMA Takahiko,

  KIKUCHI Hiroki

13:30-15:10      Third Panel

“Acceptance of the Chinese Buddhism and the Japanese Zen Buddhism”

Panelists: TAKAYANAGI Satsuki, YANAGI Mikiyasu,

  TAKAHASHI Shūei, ISHII Shūdō

15:20-17:00      Fourth Panel

“Expansion of the Medieval Buddhism”

Panelists: TOKIWAI Yasuhiro, HARADA Masatoshi,

  MIYOSHI Toshinori, ITŌ Satoshi

17:00-17:15       Comment, ABE Yasurō

17:15-17:50       General Discussion

Sponsors
The Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Texts, Nagoya University Graduate School of Letters
Poster
Poster "New Perspective on the Medieval Zen Buddhism"

【May 13 2018】 International Symposium 2018 “Japanese Buddhism and Debate (Rongi)”

Date
May 13 2018, 10 : 30-16 : 45
Place
Room 302, Third Floor East Hall, Omiya Campus Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

May 13 2018

Jean-Noël Robert (Professor, Collège de France)

 

 

 

The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University is pleased to announce the International Symposium “Japanese Buddhism and Debate (Rongi).” The symposium, whose main subject is “debate” (rongi) in Japanese Buddhist tradition,  consists of one keynote lecture and three lectures and panel discussion by five eminent scholars of Japanese Buddhism and religion.

 

 

Keynote Lecture

10:45-11:45 “Debate as the Archetype of Religious Thought” Jean-Noël Robert (Professor, Collège de France)

 

 

Lectures

13:00-13:40 “Hossō Debate (Rongi) and the Buddhist Path: The Development of the Interpretation of Buddha Nature and Reconciliation of the Idea of Icchantika (Issendai)” Junshō Kusunoki (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University)

 

13:45-14:25  “Debates (Rongi) on the Subject of Monastic Discipline (Kairitsu) in the Hosshōji mihakkō mondō ki” Kenryō Minowa (Professor, Division of Humanities and Sociology, Graduate School, University of Tokyo)

 

14:30-15:10 “The History of Debate (Rongi) and the Shingon Buddhist Tradition” Seiichi Tomabechi (Former Professor, Taisho University)

 

 

15:40-16:40 Panel Discussion

Coordinator: Yasurō Abe (Professor, Nagoya University), Discussant: Jean-Noël RobertJunshō KusunokiKenryō Minowa, and Seiichi Tomabechi

 

 

Facilitator: Sei Noro (Associate professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University)

 

 

*Both lectures and panel discussion are held in Japanese.

 

 

Place

Room 302, Third Floor East Hall, Omiya Campus Ryukoku University, Kyoto (125-1 Daiku-cho, Shichijo-dori, Omiya Higashi-iru,Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8268)

 

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Location and Access

 

 

 

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures and Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University / Research Center for Cultural Heritage and Texts, Nagoya University
Poster
Poster "Japanese Buddhism and Debate (Rongi)"

Free of charge *Reservation is needed (Capable of Seating 100)

 

 

Reservation

Please make a reservation by “web reservation form” or phone.

 

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Phone Number: 075-343-3812 (Hours: 10:00-17:00 Mon-Fri, Closed: Sat, Sun, and Holidays)

 

 

【23rd, December 2017】 Symposium: Buddhism in shaping India-Japan Relations

Date
23rd, December 2017
Place
2nd Floor, Seikou Building, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

Program:

Public Lecture (Japanese)

  • 11:00-12:10    Kojima, Yasuko(小島裕子・国際仏教学大学院大学)Bodhi Sena, the Priest to Consecrate the Great Buddha: Imagined ‘India’ in the History of Japanese Culture.

 

Academic Session (English, partially Japanese)

13:00-13:25     Minowa, Kenryo(蓑輪顕量・東京大学)Longing for India: Japanese Buddhist and India

  • 13:25-13:50     Dake, Mitsuya(嵩満也・龍谷大学)Japanese Buddhists Views of India Seen in the Magazine Bukkyokaigaijijo (1888-1893)
  • 13:50-14:15     Okuyama, Naoji (奥山直司・高野山大学)Japanese Buddhists in Recovery Movement of the Bodh Gaya Temple After 1891: The role of  Shaku Kōzen and the Shingon Sect
  • 14:15-14:40     Tomas Newhall(トマス・ニューホール・東京大学)From “bongaku” 梵学 to “indo tetsugaku” 印度哲学: The Development of Indology at Japanese Universities

Break

  • 14:50-15:15     Nohnin, Masaaki (能仁正顕・龍谷大学)Otani Kozui and India: Seeking the Origin of the Eastward Spread of Buddhism
  • 15:15-15:40     Ranjana Mukhopadhyaya, (ランジャナ・ムコパディヤーヤ・デリー大学)Proselytizing in the “Western Paradise”: India in the making of Fujii Nichidatsu and Nipponzan Myohoji
  • 15:40-16:05     Okamoto Yoshiko(岡本佳子・国際基督教大学アジア文化研究所)A Dream of an Asian Religious Conference: Japan-India Cultural Interaction behind the Journey of Okakura Kakuzo, Oda Tokuno and Hori Shitoku to India
  • 16:05-16:30     Bessho, Yusuke(別所裕介・駒澤大学)Buddhist Heritages Development Assistance as Present-day India-Japan Friendship: By Comparison to JICA, APECF and FPMT

Break

  • 16:40-17:05     Sato Ryojyun(佐藤良純・大正大学)Indian Deities of Buddhism and Hinduism in Japan
  • 17:05-17:30     Funahashi, Kenta(舟橋健太・龍谷大学)Development of Buddhist Conversion Movements in Contemporary India: The View from Local and Global
  • 17:30-17:55     Togawa, Masahiko (外川昌彦・東京外国語大学)Living with Gandhi: Fujii Gurji and India-Japan Relations in the 1930s

Break

  • 18:05-18:45     General Discussion
Sponsors
ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures (RCWBC); Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia (RARC); and Center for South Asian Studies (RINDAS), Ryukoku University, Core-Project-Anthropology, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and Samutthan Foundation, New Delhi
Sponsored by JSPS India-Japan Bilateral Research Project with ICHR, India
Poster
Symposium: Buddhism in shaping India-Japan Relations

Contact: TOGAWA, Masahiko (fakir@aa.tufs.ac.jp)

【December 2 2017】 The Research on the Religious Cultures and Sanskrit Manuscripts in Tibet

Date
December 2 2017, 9:30-16:30
Place
Room253, Seikou Building, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

Ryukoku University and the China Tibetology Research Center concluded the agreement on the promotion of academic exchange on 2011, and have interchanged diverse ideas concerning both Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. This event will be the third occasion for both institutions to have such interaction.

What kind of situation is the research on the Sanskrit manuscripts inherited in Tibet currently in? How are the studies of Tibetan history, religion, and culture? The China Tibetology Research Center and Austrian Academy of Sciences published the revised text of the Sanskrit manuscript of the Pañcaśatikā Prajñāpāramitā on 2016. Ryukoku University also has contributed to this research project. We hope to take this opportunity to comprehend the current situation of Tibetan Studies in both Japan and China, actively exchange ideas, and examine how the international research projects will be in the future.

◆Part 1 (9:30-12:15): The Religious Culture in Tibet

◆Part2 (13:20-16:30):  The Sasnscrit Manuscript and Byddhism

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University and Research Institute for Buddhist Culture
Ryukoku Society (龍谷学会)
China Tibetology Research Center
Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Poster
The Research on the Religious Cultures and Sanskrit Manuscripts in Tibet

Memorial Symposium for the Establishment of the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures

Date
October 20 2015
Place
103 Tōkō building, Ōmiya campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

9:30–9:45 am Opening and Introductory Remarks

Akamatsu Tesshin, Ryukoku University

Ōtani Kōshin, Jōdo Shinshū Honganji-ha

Wakahara Yūshō, Ryukoku University

 

9:45 -10:35 am Keynote Lecture

“Remembrance of the Exchange between Korean and Japanese Buddhism during 1500 Years and Its Future”

Jong-Ho (Bark, Mun Gi), Dongguk University

 

10:45 am-12:10 pm Symposium

 

10:45-11:25 am

“The Exchange between Japanese and Korean Buddhism and the Grand Tripiṭaka of the Goryeo: Utilization of the Tripiṭaka in the Muromachi and Edo time Period”

Baba Hisayuki, Bukkyō University

 

11:30 am-12:10 pm

“Gangyō and Shinran, the Great Stars of Popular Buddhism: Similarities between Their Lives, Mentalities, and Ideas”

Fuji Yoshinari, Ryukoku University

 

12:10-1:15 pm Lunch Break

 

1:15-3:00 pm Symposium

 

1:15-1:55 pm

“Immigrants to Ancient Japan and Buddhist Temples”

Akabane Natsuko, Research Institute for Buddhist Culture, Ryukoku University

 

2:00-3:00 pm

“Missionary Activities by Japanese Buddhists during Korean Civilization: The Missionary Works of Shinshū Ōtani and Sōtō Sects”

Kang, Mun Sun (Hye-Won), Dongguk University

 

3:05-4:30 pm Symposium

 

3:05-3:45 pm

“The Internalization of the Student Human Rights Ordinance in Korea:

Teachers’ Training in Gyeonggi Province”

Dewa Takayuki, Ryukoku University

 

3:50-4:30 pm

“The Role of Buddhism in a Peace between Korea and Japan: Reinterpretation of the Essay ‘Pardon without Repentance’”

Kim, Ho Sung, Dongguk University

 

4:45-5:15 pm Comment

Tatsudani Akio, Ryukoku University

Fujiwara Masanobu, Ryukoku University

 

5:15-5:30 pm Closing Remarks

Irisawa Takashi, Ryukoku University

Nōnin Masaaki, Ryukoku University

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Dongguk University
Research Institute for Buddhist Culture, Ryukoku University
Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Center for Humanities, Science and Religions, Ryukoku University
Poster
Poster
Rev. Jong-Ho
Audience

The next workshop on Tannisho has been suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic

Presenter
(Timetable)

 

 

Regrettably, our research center, together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University, has made decision to suspend the next workshop on Tannisho scheduled in June of this year at Ryukoku University, due to COVID-19 pandemic.

 

We will announce the next schedule on this website as soon as the situation becomes safe.

 

Ryukoku University Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures

Call for Applications to the Sixth Meeting of the Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Date
June 21 to 23, 2019
Place
Ohtani University, Kyoto Japan
Presenter
(Timetable)

The Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University, together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and Ryūkoku University’s Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures announce the sixth in a series of workshops led by Mark Blum, Mitsuya Dake, and Michael Conway devoted to the critical examination of premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin school of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan.

The current workshop will focus on a careful reading of Edo-period commentaries by Enchi (1662), Jukoku (1740), Jinrei (1801-1808), and Ryōshō (1841). There will also be presentations related to modern period commentaries, as well as important themes within the Tannishō itself.

The sixth workshop will be held at Ohtani University in Kyoto from June 21 to 23, 2019. The first workshop was held successfully in Berkley in March 2017 and succeeding workshops will continue until 2021, with meetings planned twice a year.

Format: The language of instruction will be primarily English with only minimal Japanese spoken as needed, and while the texts will be in primarily in classical Japanese and modern Japanese, with some outside materials in kanbun and English. Separate sessions will be held for each of the four commentaries noted above where translations will be created and revised.

 

  For more details, please see the following website.

http://www.otani.ac.jp/news/nab3mq000006g4fl.html

 

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
The Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University

Other Activities

【19-22, February, 2019】 International Conference “The World as Will and Representation Re-read -The Whole Conception, the Central Themes and < Schopenhauer and “the Orient” >” (Sponsorship:Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University)

Date
19. -22. February 2019. Ryukoku-University
Place
Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

The World as Will and Representation Re-read -The Whole Conception, the Central Themes and < Schopenhauer and “the Orient” >

 

【19, February】Toukou, R00m 301
10:00

Opening Speach

 

10:30

Maria Lúcia Mello Oliveira CACCIOLA (University of São Paulo)
“The Presentation of A. Schopenhauer Philosophical Thought”

 

13:30

Yasuo KAMATA (Kwansei Gakuin University)
“The Duplicity of the Philosophical Consciousness– Arthur Schopenhauer’s Understanding of Philosophy”

 

15:00

Christopher JANAWAY (Southampton University)
“Different Kinds of Willing in Schopenhauer”

 

16:30

Tadahiro OOTA (Kyoto University)
“On Limitation of Subjectivity and Role of Thing in itself in Schopenhauer’s Philosophy”

 

19:00

Conference Dinner

 

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【20, February】 Toukou, Room 301
9:00

Josef HLADE (Graz University)
“Die physiologische Kant-Interpretation in der zweiten Auflage von „Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung“ und die Empirisierung des Transzendentalen im Neukantianismus”

 

10:30

Alexander SATTAR (University of Mainz)
“Schopenhauers doppelter Metaphysikbegriff im Hinblick auf seine frühe Konzeption des ‚wahren Kritizismus‘ und ihre Quellen in Schellings und Fichtes Philosophie”

 

13:30

Akira NISHI (Kwansei Gakuin University)
“Die Offenbarung des Schönen im Schweigen des Willens: Schopenhauer contra Nietzsche?”

 

15:00

Philipp HÖFELE (University of Freiburg)
“Und „das Rad des Ixion steht still“: Zu einer Parallele im Willensdenken Schopenhauers und Schellings”

 

16:30

Oliver HALLICH (University of Düsseldorf)
“David Benatar – ein moderner Schopenhauerianer”

 

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【21, February】 Toukou, Room 301
9:00

Nate CARNEY
“Toward an Elucidation of the Connection between Aesthetics and Morality with Special Reference to Schopenhauer”

 

10:30

Yukiko HAYASHI (University of Mainz)
“Die Ethiklehre Schopenhauers in der Welt als Wille und Vorstellung– im Hinblick auf Realität und Wirklichkeit”

 

13:30

Kosuke SHIMIZU (Ryukoku University)
“The Tragedy of the Kyoto School and its Relation to Nothingness”

 

15:00

Michihiro YOKOTA (Kyushu University)
“Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki’s Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism and its Relation with Schopenhauer”

 

16:30

Oswaldo GIACÓIA Júnior (University of Campinas)
“Anguish of Consciousness, Evil and Redemption: Aesthetics and Ethics in Arthur Schopenhauer´s Philosophy”

 

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【22, February】 Hokkou, Room 204

9:00

Raphael GEBRECHT (University of Duisburg-Essen)
“Schopenhauers intellektuelle Anschauung als Grundlage der Willensmetaphysik”

 

10:30

Takao ITO (Soka University)
“Der Staat als Wille und Vorstellung”

 

Homepage: http://schopenhauer.org/wwv200/
Email: wwv200office@schopenhauer.org

Tel:075-343-3458

Sponsors
科研プロジェクト「ショーペンハウアー研究の新世紀へ―主著刊行200 周年を機縁とした国際共同研究」(17H02281)
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Poster
SchopenhauerThe World as Will and RepresentationRe-read-The Whole Conception, the Central Themes and < Schopenhauer and “the Orient” >

【Announcement】 Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at UC Berkeley (Fifth Meeting)

Date
March 1-3, 2019
Place
University of California, Berkeley
Presenter
(Timetable)

The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University announce the fifth in a series of workshops led by Mark Blum, Michael Conway, and Mitsuya Dake devoted to the critical examination of premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of Shin school of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan.

 

This current workshop will be held from March 1 to 3, 2019, at the University of California, Berkeley. The first workshop was held successfully in March 2017 in Berkley and succeeding workshops will continue until 2021, with meetings planned twice a year, in late March in Berkeley and early August in Kyoto, where it will be hosted alternately by Otani and Ryukoku Universities.

 

Organized around close readings of the most influential materials produced in early modern and modern Japan, the workshop aims at producing a critical, annotated translation detailing the salient ways in which this text has been both inspirational and controversial, as well as a series of essays analyzing a wide spectrum of voices in Japanese scholarship and preaching that have spoken on this work.

 

The current workshop will focus on a careful reading of Edo-period commentaries by Enchi (1662), Jukoku (1740), Jinrei (1801-1808), and Ryōshō (1841). There will also be presentations by participants in the previous workshops related to modern period commentaries by authors such as Akegarasu Haya (1911), Chikazumi Jōkan (1930), and Soga Ryōjin (1947), as well as important themes within the Tannishō itself.

 

Cost

There is no participation fee.

 

Application Procedure

Application ProcedureFor detailed information please see the following files.

Announcement (PDF)

 

Travel Fellowships (Ryukoku University)

The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University will also award a limited number of travel fellowships to the graduate students who are not affiliated with the three institutions listed above as well as those of Ryukoku University based on preparedness, need, and commitment to the project as a whole. Those interested in receiving a fellowship should send the a C.V. and short letter explaining your qualifications, motivations, and objectives (documents which you send to cjs@berkeley.edu) to the Ryukoku office, rcwbc.office@gmail.com by January 10, 2019.

 

 

Inquiries

Questions about the content of the workshop should also be directed to the above address, or Mark Blum (Buddhist Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley, mblum@berkeley.edu) and the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University (rcwbc.office@gmail.com).

 

For more details, please see the following website.

http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/sseas.html?event_ID=122162&date=2019-03-03&filter=Event%20Type&filtersel

 

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
The Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University
Poster
Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at UC Berkeley (Fifth Meeting)

【October 14, 2018】 Special Memorial Screening for the 100th Anniversary of Japanese Emigration to Brazil “TRÊS JOIAS”

Date
12:30-17:00, October 14, 2018
Place
Ryukoku University Avanti Kyōto Hall
Presenter
(Timetable)

 

12:30- Opening Remarks Eishō Nasu, Ryukoku University

12:40-14:25 Screening Chapter 1 and 2

14:25-14:50 Break Time

14:50-15:50 Screening Chapter 3

15:50-16:30 Postperformance talk Rev. Tessyū Syaku (Professor, Soai University) and Rev. Kentarō Sugao (Director of “TRÊS JOIAS”)

 

Admission fee

1,000 yen.

 

Application

FAX: +81-75-371-0458

TEL: +81-75-571-0458

E-mail: info@hozokan.co.jp

 

Contact

http://www.tresjoias.com.br

http://www.facebook.com/tresjoias

 

Production Company: EBISU FILMES.

Production Cooperarion: International Association of Buddhist Culture, BUKKYO DENDO KYOKAI.

Sponsors: Nambei Honganji Brasil Betsuin (HIGASHI HONGANJI), Soto Zen Buddhism South America Office, Budista Nambei Honganji Brasília, CEBB, VIA ZEN, CENTRO DE DHARMA, INSTITUTO CAMINHO DO MEIO.

 

※In June 2017, the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku Universiy invited Rev. Kentarō Sugao and held the Special Screening of “TRÊS JOIAS”.

Poster
TRÊS JOIAS

【Announcement】 Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at Ryukoku University (Fourth Meeting) 【past】

Date
June 22 to 24, 2018
Place
Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

From June 22th to 24th, the Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials (Fourth Meeting) was held at Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto. In this workshop, Participants were divided into four groups and attempted to translate the commentaries on Tannishō written during the Edo time period into English. A lot of scholars gathered from the countries such as the U.S.A., Israel, and Taiwan, and actively engaged in the discussion.

In the workshop, Dr. Ayako Ōsawa and Mr. Wayne Yokoyama gave lectures on June 22. In addition, Rev. Shin’in Nishida also gave the special lecture “On the Study of the Tannisho in Edo Period” on June 23.


Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall

Welcome party

Rev. Shin’in Nishida

Small Group Translation Session

June 22, 2018

Meeting place: Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Omiya Campus Ryukoku University.

Meeting time: 10:00 am.

Please check the PDF attached to this mail or see the following website.

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/location.html

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/access/omiya.html

Program (New)

 

The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University announce the fourth in a series of workshops led by Prof. Mark Blum, Prof. Michael Conway, and Prof. Mitsuya Dake devoted to the critical examination of premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of Shin school of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan.

The fourth workshop will be held at Ryukoku University Omiya Campus in Kyoto from June 22 to 24, 2018. The first workshop was held successfully in Berkley in March 2017 and succeeding workshops will continue until 2021, with meetings planned twice a year. The second workshop was held in Kyoto in early August 2017, the third one was held in Berkeley in March 2018. The fourth one will be hosted by Ryukoku University in Kyoto in June.

 

Organized around close readings of the most influential materials produced in early modern and modern Japan, the workshop aims at producing a critical, annotated translation detailing the salient ways in which this text has been both inspirational and controversial, as well as a series of essays analyzing a wide spectrum of voices in Japanese scholarship and preaching that have spoken on this work.

 

Following the previous workshops, the workshop will focus on an English translation of Edo-period commentaries by Enchi (1662), Jukoku (1740), Jinrei (1801-1808), and Ryōshō (1841). There will also be special lectures regarding Tannishō during the workshop.

 

◆ Location

Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto

*Omiya campus of Ryukoku University is close to JR Kyoto station. For detailed information please see the following sites.

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/location.html

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/about/campus_traffic/traffic/t_omiya.html

 

◆ Cost

There is no participation fee.

 

◆ Format of the Workshop

English and Japanese.

◆ Requirements for Participation

Although any qualified applicant will be welcome to register, graduate students will be particularly welcome and the only recipients of financial assistance in the form of travel fellowships.

◆ Application Procedure

For detailed information please see the following files.

Announcement (PDF)

Please download the application format.

Application Format (word)

◆ Application Deadline

Participations: June 8, 2018 (Japan time)

Applicants for travel fellowship: April 26, 2018 (Japan time)

◆ Inquiries

Questions about the content of the workshop should also be directed to the following address.

rcwbc.office@gmail.com

Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute, Otani University
Poster
Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at Ryukoku University (Fourth Meeting)

【Announcement】 Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at Ryukoku University (Fourth Meeting)

Date
June 22 to 24, 2018
Place
Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

June 22, 2018

Meeting place: Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Omiya Campus Ryukoku University. Meeting time: 10:00 am.

Please check the PDF attached to this mail or see the following website.

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/location.html

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/access/omiya.html

 

 

The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University announce the fourth in a series of workshops led by Prof. Mark Blum, Prof. Michael Conway, and Prof. Mitsuya Dake devoted to the critical examination of premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of Shin school of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan.

The fourth workshop will be held at Ryukoku University Omiya Campus in Kyoto from June 22 to 24, 2018. The first workshop was held successfully in Berkley in March 2017 and succeeding workshops will continue until 2021, with meetings planned twice a year. The second workshop was held in Kyoto in early August 2017, the third one was held in Berkeley in March 2018. The fourth one will be hosted by Ryukoku University in Kyoto in June.

 

Organized around close readings of the most influential materials produced in early modern and modern Japan, the workshop aims at producing a critical, annotated translation detailing the salient ways in which this text has been both inspirational and controversial, as well as a series of essays analyzing a wide spectrum of voices in Japanese scholarship and preaching that have spoken on this work.

 

Following the previous workshops, the workshop will focus on an English translation of Edo-period commentaries by Enchi (1662), Jukoku (1740), Jinrei (1801-1808), and Ryōshō (1841). There will also be special lectures regarding Tannishō during the workshop.

 

◆ Location

Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto

*Omiya campus of Ryukoku University is close to JR Kyoto station. For detailed information please see the following sites.

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/location.html

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/about/campus_traffic/traffic/t_omiya.html

 

◆ Cost

There is no participation fee.

 

◆ Format of the Workshop

English and Japanese.

◆ Requirements for Participation

Although any qualified applicant will be welcome to register, graduate students will be particularly welcome and the only recipients of financial assistance in the form of travel fellowships.

◆ Application Procedure

For detailed information please see the following files.

Announcement (PDF)

Please download the application format.

Application Format (word)

◆ Application Deadline

Participations: June 8, 2018 (Japan time)

Applicants for travel fellowship: April 26, 2018 (Japan time)

◆ Inquiries

Questions about the content of the workshop should also be directed to the following address.

rcwbc.office@gmail.com

Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute, Otani University
Poster
Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at Ryukoku University (Fourth Meeting)

【Announcement】 Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at Ryukoku University (Fourth Meeting)

Date
June 22 to 24, 2018
Place
Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

June 22, 2018

Meeting place: Conference Room, 2nd Floor West Hall, Omiya Campus Ryukoku University. Meeting time: 10:00 am.

Please check the PDF attached to this mail or see the following website.

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/location.html

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/access/omiya.html


The Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University together with the Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute at Otani University announce the fourth in a series of workshops led by Prof. Mark Blum, Prof. Michael Conway, and Prof. Mitsuya Dake devoted to the critical examination of premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of Shin school of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan.

The fourth workshop will be held at Ryukoku University Omiya Campus in Kyoto from June 22 to 24, 2018. The first workshop was held successfully in Berkley in March 2017 and succeeding workshops will continue until 2021, with meetings planned twice a year. The second workshop was held in Kyoto in early August 2017, the third one was held in Berkeley in March 2018. The fourth one will be hosted by Ryukoku University in Kyoto in June.

 

Organized around close readings of the most influential materials produced in early modern and modern Japan, the workshop aims at producing a critical, annotated translation detailing the salient ways in which this text has been both inspirational and controversial, as well as a series of essays analyzing a wide spectrum of voices in Japanese scholarship and preaching that have spoken on this work.

 

Following the previous workshops, the workshop will focus on an English translation of Edo-period commentaries by Enchi (1662), Jukoku (1740), Jinrei (1801-1808), and Ryōshō (1841). There will also be special lectures regarding Tannishō during the workshop.

 

◆ Location

Omiya campus, Ryukoku University in Kyoto

*Omiya campus of Ryukoku University is close to JR Kyoto station. For detailed information please see the following sites.

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/location.html

https://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/about/campus_traffic/traffic/t_omiya.html

 

◆ Cost

There is no participation fee.

 

◆ Format of the Workshop

English and Japanese.

◆ Requirements for Participation

Although any qualified applicant will be welcome to register, graduate students will be particularly welcome and the only recipients of financial assistance in the form of travel fellowships.

◆ Application Procedure

For detailed information please see the following files.

Announcement (PDF)

Please download the application format.

Application Format (word)

◆ Application Deadline

Participations: June 8, 2018 (Japan time)

Applicants for travel fellowship: April 26, 2018 (Japan time)

◆ Inquiries

Questions about the content of the workshop should also be directed to the following address.

rcwbc.office@gmail.com

Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute, Otani University
Poster
Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at Ryukoku University (Fourth Meeting)

2018 RINDAS 1st International Conference

Date
9th June, 2018, 13:00-17:30
Place
Room 303, 3rd floor, East Hall, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

“Embraced in the bosom of Bongo Maata (Mother Bengal): Voices from her children towards an inclusive nation”

Opening Remarks

Prof. Mitsuya DAKE (Ryukoku University)

Speakers and Titles

  • Dr. M. Wahiduzzaman (Noakhali Univ. of Science and Technology, Bangladesh) “Rohingya Crisis and Threat for National Security: Way of Keeping Peace and Religious Harmony in Bangladesh”
  • Dr. Dilip Kumar Barua (Prof., Dhaka Univ., Bangladesh) “A Provisional Report on Bhikkhuni Sangha in Bangladesh”
  • Dr. Mayna Talukdar (Assoc. Prof., Dhaka Univ., Bangladesh) “Durga Puja: A Popular Religious Festival of Hindu Community
    in Bengal Region”

Respondents

  • Makiko KIMURA (Tsuda University)
  • Yuko YOKOCHI (Kyoto University)

Moderator

  • Yusho WAKAHARA (Ryukoku University)

 

Jointly hosted by the Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia (BARC), Ryukoku University, and the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University.

 

This Conference is funded by a grant from the Numata Fellowship (沼田奨学金), Ryukoku University.

 

Language: English

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

Contact : K. Funahashi e-mail: funahashi@ad.ryukoku.ac.jp

Poster
2018 RINDAS 1st International Conference

【June 7, 2018】 Shinran and Continental Philosophy

Date
13:30-16:00, June 7, 2018
Place
2nd Floor, Seikou Building, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Presenter
(Timetable)

“On the Sources of Morality: Reading Shinran with Jankelevitch and Levinas”

Speaker: Charles Hallisey (Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, Harvard Divinity School)

 

“Stepping out of the Bracket: Reading Marion for a Buddhist Way of Living with the World”

Speaker: Janet Gyatso (Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Harvard Divinity School)

 

◆ Responses from the perspective of Shin Buddhist Studies

Mitsuya Dake (Professor, Faculty of International Studies)

NASU Eishō (Professor, Faculty of Letters)

 

Facillitator

Denis Hirota (Professor emiritus of Ryukoku University, Research Fellow of Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia)

 

Free of charge. No reservation is needed.

Sponsors
Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University, Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Poster
Shinran and Continental Philosophy

Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures Special Screening “THREE JEWELS: Buddhism in Brazil” (June 22 2017)

Date
June 22 2017, 5:30-8:00 pm
Place
Ryukoku University Avanti Kyōto Hall
Presenter
(Timetable)

5:30-5:35 pm Opening Remarks Kentarō Sugao, Movie Director

5:40-6:40 pm Screening “Buddha”

6:40-6:50 pm Break Time

6:50-7:15 pm Screening “Sangha”

7:15-7:55 pm Lecture and Question and Answer Kentarō Sugao, Movie Director

7:55-8:00 pm Closing Remarks Eishō Nasu, Ryukoku University

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Research Institute for Buddhist Culture, Ryukoku University, Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia, Ryukoku University
Kentarō Sugao (Director), Paulo Pastorelo (Exective producer), International Association of Buddhist Culture, BUKKYO DENDO KYOKAI, Nambei Honganji Brasil Betsuin (HIGASHI HONGANJI), Soto Zen Buddhism South America Office, Budista Nambei Honganji Brasília, CEBB, VIA ZEN, CENTRO DE DHARMA, INSTITUTO CAMINHO DO MEIO, and etc.

Special Memorial Screening for the Establishment of the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures and the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Date
November 30 2015
Place
Kenshinkan, Fukakusa Campus, Ryukoku University
Presenter
(Timetable)

Opening Remarks

Akamatsu Tesshin, Ryukoku University

 

Special Screening

 

Lecture

Tanabe Masaaki, Film Director, Knack Images Production

 

Comment

Nabeshima Naoki, Ryukoku University

 

Acknowledgement

Representatives of Ryukoku University Students

Sponsors
Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University
Poster
Poster
Audience
Lecture (Prof. Nabeshima & Mr. Tanabe)