2015 / Buddhism lecture in English: “History of Buddhism” by Dr. Wako Kato, June 27

Dr. Wako Kazumitsu Kato, shown in center, lectures in English monthly. (Photo courtesy of Zenshuji Soto Mission)

Dr. Wako Kazumitsu Kato, shown in center, lectures in English monthly. (Photo courtesy of Zenshuji Soto Mission)

Dr. Wako Kato’s History of Buddhism in English class will be held on Saturday June 27 at 11am.

Dr. Kato has continued with historical teachings, and spoke last time on the concept of “no self” among other topics.

This series is open to all and free with light refreshments.

Zenshuji Soto Mission presents “History of Buddhism” lectured by Rev. Wako Kazumitsu Kato, Ph.D., monthly at its venue, 123 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The lecture will be conducted in English.

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The lecture series by Dr. Kato was originally planned quarterly, and the first class was held on January 2015. Due to the strong response from students of the first class, the temple decides to hold the class monthly instead of quarterly.

Dr. Wako Kato is Professor Emeritus of California State University Los Angeles and Professor Emeritus of Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Japan.

Dr.  Kato is an ordained Zen monk, and served at Zenshuji Soto Mission since 1963. He was chief priest of Fuganji in Nara, Japan.  He has written at least 8 books, held academic positions at UC Berkeley, Cal State Los Angeles, and was Dean of International Studies at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies.

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