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FROM SHINJIN TO SHINSHU

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CENTER FOR BUDDHIST EDUCATION

presents: 

A FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: FROM SHINJIN TO SHINSHU: 

Organizing and Disciplining the dogyo 

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Neil McMullin

Saturday, August 4, 2012 from  1:00 – 3:30 pm

At the Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

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This lecture will examine the birth and early development of Shinshu in the three centuries following the death of Shinran. It will focus on “the establishment of moral codes in the emerging Shin tradition in that period, and the ways in which the school related with the political (“secular”) authorities of that time.”

Join us for this insightful and informative look

into the history and development of Shinshu.

Open and free to the public. All are welcome! 

Dr. Neil McMullin, scholar and author on Buddhist studies and Japanese religions, has served on the faculty departments of religion at the University of Rochester, Sweet Briar College and the University of Toronto. His publications include, Buddhism and the State in Sixteenth –Century Japan (Princeton University Press) and “Historical and Historiographical Issues in the Study of Pre-modern Japanese Religions,” (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies.) Dr. McMullin has worked as General Editor for the “Numata Series in Buddhist Studies” and has edited publications for the University of Toronto, UC Berkeley and Princeton University.

The lecture is being offered as part of the Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course August Workshop

Download the flyer here 

For information, please call 415.809.1460 or email: admin@cbe-bca.org

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