LECTURE> James C. Dobbins, The Many Faces of D. T. Suzuki, Eastern Buddhist Society Lecture Series

John LoBreglio Discussion

The Eastern Buddhist Society Lecture Series

The Many Faces of D. T. Suzuki

James C. Dobbins

Fairchild Professor Emeritus of Religion and East Asian Studies, Oberlin College, Ohio

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

18:00 – 19:30 (JST)

Daisetz Teitarō Suzuki (1870–1966) was a monumental figure in the development of modern Buddhism. He emerged internationally in the mid-twentieth century as the most celebrated popularizer of Buddhism in the West. But over the course of his lifetime he did not always have such a famed reputation. At different points in his life and during the decades afterward, he was seen in different ways by different people. This presentation explores the many perceptions of Suzuki over this long period of time and his changing identity in different settings and for different audiences.

Note: The lecture will be in English.

※Please access the lecture from the URL listed below.

The lecture medium will be a Zoom video webinar.  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83744013855?pwd=K1ZLUk5hU1k5dit3bDZDVGJJYnlQdz09


About the EBS

The Eastern Buddhist Society (EBS) was founded by D. T. Suzuki, Beatrice Lane Suzuki, Sasaki Gesshō, Akanuma Chizen, and Yamabe Shūgaku, with the main purpose of communicating the meaning and significance of Buddhism to the West. Since its founding, the Society has published an English-language journal, The Eastern Buddhist.