Hōonkō Seminar of the EKŌ Association of European Shin Buddhists
Fri-Sun, 27-29 Nov 2020｜Starting Fri, 27 Nov, 2:00 pm
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.