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“Do not seek to know Buddha by His form or attributes; for neither the form nor the attributes are the real Buddha. The true Buddha is Enlightenment itself.”

The Teaching of Buddha” P.25

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Hōonkō Seminar of the EKŌ Association of European Shin Buddhists

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Fri-Sun, 27-29 Nov 2020|Starting Fri, 27 Nov, 2:00 pm
EKŌ-Saal
Rev. Kiyonobu KUWAHARA 桑原浄信先生 (Office Manager, Jodo Shinshu International Office; Supervising Minister, Berkeley Buddhist Tempel)

“The Light to Change”

Admission to the lectures is free. Please register by email to nottelmann_AT_eko-haus.de. We would kindly ask those who would like to take part in the joint meals to inform us beforehand and pay a fixed rate as follows:

Fri 27 Nov: dinner buffet €15.00 pp, Sat 28 Nov: lunch box (o-bentō) €8.00 pp

In our everyday life, we can see things thanks to the light. In the same way, we need a spiritual light in order to truly see ourselves. In Buddhism, Buddha's wisdom is compared to light. The light of wisdom shows us who we truly are and how we actually live everyday life by illuminating the darkness of our ignorance. As we become aware of the reality of our existence, our ways of life are also changed with the guidance of Buddha's light. Among many Buddhas, Amida is described as the Buddha of Light. In this seminar, we will explore how Amida Buddha's Light embraces and changes us based on the teaching of Master Shinran (1173-1263), the founder of Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism.

Academic Programmes

  • House of Apprenticies for Thinking Religion

    Scientific Studies

    The core matter of the „House of Apprentices for Thinking Religion“ is thinking the oneness of religion along the ways of the difference of cultures. This endeavor would neither like to compare cultures nor to mix them together.

  • Scientific Studies - BDK-Grant

    BDK-Grant

    The BDK Grant is meant for candidates below the age of 40 who are plannig to enroll for a scientific buddhological research programme at a Japanese university or some different institution in Japan in preparing their dissertation projects. Applications from interested parties of Japanese nationality will not be allowed for.

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      In 1993 in Niederkassel, a suburb of Düsseldorf, a Japanese cultural centre was opened: the...

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