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Buddhism in the Modern World Series--How Japanese Is American Soto Zen?
Zoketsu Norman Fischer- Founder,Everyday Zen Foundation
In this talk Zen priest and abbot Norman Fischer will reflect on Japanese Buddhist history, the San Francisco Zen Center, where he served as abbot from 1995-2000, and the teaching of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founding abbot of the Center. To what extent is Japanese Buddhism different from and the same as other Asian Buddhisms, and what do these similarities and differences have to do with the way Zen is currently practiced in the Suzuki Roshi lineage in America? The talk will include a brief meditation period, with instruction, and time for dialog.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 | 5:15 pm — 7:00 pm