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Call for Reviewers> New books on Japanese Buddhism

Dear Friends,

I am writing to encourage you to write reviews for H-Buddhism, particularly on recently published monographs related to Japanese Buddhism. Please contact me if you are interested in reviewing one of the following books: 

Bowring, Richard J. In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860, 2017.

Stone, Jacqueline I. Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan, 2016.




LECTURE>James Robson at Emmanuel College (Toronto), March 16, Thursday

It is my great pleasure to announce a public lecture by Professor James Robson (James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University) at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. This lecture will be delivered in a way to accommodate both English and Chinese speakers. Admission is free but space is limited and RSVP is required. Please RSVP by clicking the following link:


Re: QUERY> Guhyagarbha-tantra in Taisho canon

Dear Dr. Capitanio,

It seems to me that the confusion stem from the Buddhist Chinese-Sanskrit Dictionary (仏教漢梵大辞典), where it lists *guhya-samaya-garbha-rāja and *guhya-garbha-rāja for the titles of T.883 祕密三昧大教王經 and T.884 佛說祕密相經 (p. 894). Seemingly, *guhya-samaya-garbha-rāja is simply a typo for *guhya-samaya-kalpa-rāja, which does not suggest a Guhyagarbha connection.

For T. 883, Sakai identifies it as the 13th assembly described by Amoghavajra in his list of 18 assemblies, see
Sakai Shirō 酒井 紫朗, 金剛頂經の第十三会について, 密教文化 32 (1956) 34–41.