Zen and Japanese Spiritual Practices
7 – 8PM
Part of the Living Traditions Series
Tuesday, October 19 at 7–8 pm EDT (4–5 pm PDT) | Calculate your local time
What is Zen? It is a term most people are familiar with, but for which few are able to find deeper understanding. This religious tradition has influenced not only Japanese culture and spiritual practices immensely, but has also had a significant impact on Western society. At this talk, we invite scholars and practitioners to share their unique perspectives, examining Zen’s role and perception in Japan and the West, differences in practices, and the path forward in a post-COVID world. This is the second of the five-part Living Traditions webinar series.
Daiko Matsuyama, Deputy Head Priest of Taizo-in, Zen Buddhist Temple; Visiting Lecturer at Stanford University
Shoko Mekata, Post-Doc Associate, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
Dave Morin, Co-founder & Managing Director, Offline Ventures
Paul S. Atkins, Professor in the Department of Asian Languages & Literature, University of Washington
7-8 pm EDT (4-5 pm PDT) Discussion and Q&A
Program Details: This is a free event, with advance registration required. The program will be live-streamed through YouTube, and registrants will receive the viewing link by email on the event day. Participants can submit questions through YouTube during the live stream.