American Buddhism Update / Seminar on “Zen and Shin” Buddhism, June 11

Seminar Zen and Shin Daigaku RummeSpecial seminar “Zen and Shin” Buddhism will be presented by Higashi Honganji North America District on Saturday, June11, from 1:00 – 4:30 pm at Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, 505 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

In this seminar, Bishop Daigaku Remme of Soto Mission, will share his motivation for entering the Buddhist path, share insights about his own tradition of Zen Buddhism, and also offer observations about the similarities and difference between Zen and Shin Buddhism.

His presentation will be followed with time for Q & A and for discussion with everyone gathered.

It promises to be an enlightening event for everyone interested in two of the most popular forms of Mahayana Buddhism.

Admission free.

Daigaku Rumme was born in Mason City, Iowa in 1950.

He was ordinated a Soto monk by Harada Sekkei Roshi in 1978. For more than twenty-seven years, he practiced under Harada Roshi at Hossinji Monastery in Fukui, Japan.

In March 2003, he moved to San Francisco to work on the staff of the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center. For seven years he worked there, he resided at the San Francisco Zen Center.

On April 1, 2010, he was appointed as Director of the Soto Zen Buddhism North America Office.

He currently lives in Little Tokyo and spend as much time as possible at Zenshuji, where he is the head priest. He is the translator of The Essence of Zen by Harada Roshi, which was republished by Wisdom Publications in 2008.

For more information, contact Higashi Honganji North America District at (213) 621-4064 or email