Lecture: Zen – Its Practice and Philosophy for Everyday Life
26 April 2012, 6:45pm
The Oriental Club, Stratford House, 11 Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES
In this talk, the Reverend Sokun Tsushimoto, a Zen master of the Rinzai School and qualified medical doctor, will provide insight into the essence of Zen, its traditional practices and discipline. He will also discuss his role as both clinician and priest in the context of birth, aging, sickness and death.
Zen is one of the main schools of Buddhism and originally came to Japan from China in the 13th century. Over time, a distinctly Japanese form of Zen developed. Today, what the world commonly understands as Zen is without a doubt a Japanese tradition. It is not an overstatement to say that the essence of Zen goes right to the heart of many Japanese cultural traditions.
To understand the essence of Zen will give a richer understanding of Japanese culture. As a doctor and priest, Reverend Tsushimoto is… Continue reading!
Image: Great Buddha – Kamakura City, Japan ©JNTO