Hakuin Study Group

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THE HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND PRACTICE OF JAPANESE RINZAI ZEN: ZEN MASTER HAKUIN EKAKU

WEDNESDAYS, MAY 19 – JUNE 30, 7-8 PM

Instructor: Masaki Matsubara Osho (Ph.D. in Asian Religions, Cornell University)

This class will explore Japanese Zen Buddhist traditions in general, and the Rinzai Zen school in particular, focusing on the seminal figure Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769). Hakuin is regarded as the founder, reformer and reviver of contemporary Japanese Rinzai Zen.

Masaki Matsubara Osho is abbot of Butsumo-ji in Chiba, Japan, which belongs to Myoshin-ji’s Reiun-in school. He lives in New York City for much of the year, and has given inspiring teachings at Shobo-ji in person and on line. He is both a Zen priest and a Zen scholar, teaching and conducting retreats at Cornell’s East Asia Program and at Brown University. His background includes many affinity links with the Zen Studies Society..

He told Shinge Roshi, “My father, who passed away in 2010 and who was together with Shimano Eido Roshi at Ryutaku-ji, served as an inji to Nakagawa Soen Roshi and also studied with Suzuki Sochu Roshi. My mother has a black-white photo of my infancy in which I, still swaddled, am in the arms of Soen Roshi. I still remember that my father took our three brothers to Soen Roshi and Sochu Roshi for shoken meetings at New Year’s Day every year. My mother was born at Uncho-an, at Engaku-ji. Her grandfather served as an inji to Shaku Soen. He later trained with Yamada Mumon Roshi and Inoue Daijyo Roshi at Tenryu-ji in Kyoto with Seki Seisetsu Roshi.”.

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Date: 
Wed, May 19, 2021 - 12:00am - Wed, Jun 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Location: 
Online via Zoom
Program fee: 
$140 (non-member), $100 (member)