Category Archives: Zen

The Pure Land of Naturalness

While in Japan recently, I spent some free time (what little there was) catching up on reading including a nice book I purchased recently that summarizes all of Shinran’s writings, called The Essential Shinran. Shinran, who founded the Jodo Shinshu … Continue reading

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Religion has no purpose

This evening something I read in D.T. Suzuki’s lectures on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism (in the book Buddha of Infinite Light) really struck me. I’ve read this book countless times in the past, but it’s interesting to pick it up again … Continue reading

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Dr. Payne to Lecture at Seattle Betsuin!

Seattle Betsuin is hosting a lecture on Saturday, April 10th by Dr. Richard Payne, famous Buddhist scholar and faculty at the Institute of Buddhist studies: THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME! To the Spring English Seminar at Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple 1427 … Continue reading

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