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Threefold Lotus Stura - $340

RKINA 201: Next Course Dates TBA

  • Ended
  • 340 US dollars
  • East 1st Street

Service Description

Receive a certificate upon completing the course. This is a 34 week, advance course to the Threefold Lotus Sutra, as interpreted through the writing of Nikkyo Niwano, founder of Rissho Kosei-kai. Each class will study in detail the Threefold Lotus Sutra, one chapter at a time. Prerequisite: RKINA 103, Introduction to the Threefold Lotus Sutra, distance learning course. Text Book: Nikkyo Niwano, BUDDHISM FOR TODAY. Kosei Publishing Co. 1975. This book may be available on Amazon. If you don't already own this book, a PDF version will be provided and a study guide booklet will be sent to you via USPS.) Instructor: Rev. Takashi Yoshizawa, C.O.O. and Minister of RKINA Online Dharma Center. He has been a minister of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Antonio, Seattle, Vancouver Dharma Centers and has received a B.A. in Comparative Culture and M.A. in Metaphysics. Instructor: Rev. Dr. Masaki Matsubara is an eighteenth generation Zen priest in the Japanese Rinzai tradition. Following his Zen monastic training at Heirinji Monastery in Japan, Matsubara earned a Ph.D. in Asian Religions from Cornell University. Following his doctoral studies, he taught Buddhist Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Religious Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (2009-2013) and was a fellow at the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford University (2013-14). He was a Visiting Scholar at Cornell’s East Asia Program (2014-2021) and also served as an Adjunct Affiliated Chaplain at Cornell United Religious Work (CURW). Further, he served as a Visiting Lecturer in the Religious Studies Department and the Contemplative Studies Concentration (Spring 2020) at Brown University.  Currently, he is a Contemplative Mentor in Residence in the Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown. He also serves as a Visiting Professor at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo. Recently he has been assigned as a member of the prestigious Advisory Forum of the KAICIID (King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue). He is the abbot of the Zen temple Butsumo-ji in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, traveling between the United States and Japan to lead seminars and retreats. He resides in New York City, New York. Great deal: Its like $10.00 per class! Register soon, class begins January 5!

Contact Details

  • 2707 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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