Seminar der EKŌ-Gemeinschaft der Europäischen Shin-Buddhisten (Hōonkō-Seminar)

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“Budda and Man”

Prof. emer. Toshikazu Arai (Sōai University, Ōsaka)
Fr–So 25.–27.11., Beginn: Fr 25.11., 14 Uhr
Seminarraum, in englischer Sprache

We will study how Buddhas and sentient beings (humans) interact with each other and explore what “birth in the Pure Land” really means. Some of the topics we tentatively plan to discuss are:

1. Śākyamuni Buddha and Amida Buddha
2. Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Transformed Buddhas, “Good Teachers”
3. Linear Time and Circular Time
4. Bodhicitta and Shinjin
5. The Nembutsu as the Ultimate Form of the Buddhist Practice
6. Birth in the Pure LandEntrance free.

Eintritt für die Vorträge ist frei.
Wer auch an den gemeinsamen Essen teilnehmen möchte, wird gebeten, eine Tagespauschale zu entrihten:
(Abend 4.12.: 15 € + Mittag 5.12.: 8 €)

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