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.
The next class will take place on Saturday, March 28, at 11:00 a.m.
This series is open to all and free with light refreshments.
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.
For those who may have missed the first class, Dr. Kato discussed the philosophical background that Shakyamuni Buddha was born into.
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.
Saturday, Feb. 28, at 11:00 a.m.