If you’re in the New York area this week, you may be interested in the Hakuin Symposium, presented by the Japan Society of New York. For those of you not aware, Hakuin Ekaku (1686–1769) was an extremely influential figure in the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. If you’re interested, tickets are $11 for non-members, $7 for JS members.
Location: New York, NY
Date: Nov. 4, 2010
There will be a Hakuin Symposium at the Japan Society of New York on November 4th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM that will include the showing of a newly discovered painting of Kannon Bodhisattva by Hakuin and discussion of the religious import of this work, expanding to a broader discussion of Hakuin as Zen monk and as painter.
The symposium will be led by Yoshizawa Katsuhiro, professor of Zen Studies at Hanazono University, Yamashita Yuji, professor of Art History at Meiji Gakuin University, and Thomas Kirchner, Zen Monk and Associate Researcher in Zen Studies, Hanazono University.
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Image from the Japan Society