The International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies, North American
District, invites you to a public lecture at the American Academy of Religion,
San Diego, November 23, 2014.
D. T. Suzuki and the Making of a Modern Pure Land Buddhism
by Prof. James Dobbins
D. T. Suzuki, who is well known for popularizing Zen Buddhism in the West, also
wrote extensively on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. This talk examines Suzuki’s attempt
to articulate Pure Land Buddhism in a language compatible to modern
intellectual, religious, and philosophic concerns.
James Dobbins is the James H Fairchild Professor of Religion at Oberlin
College, Ohio, and has written numerous books on Jodo Shinshu, including
Letters of the Nun Eshinni: Images of Pure Land Buddhism in Medieval Japan.
Response by Prof. Melissa Anne-Marie Curley, University of Iowa, follows.
Sunday, November 23 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom B
675 L St, San Diego
Free and open to the public.