THE ROOTS OF DŌGEN STUDIES: Symposium on the Life and Thought of Zen Master Dōgen

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March 29, 2019
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies


THE ROOTS OF DŌGEN STUDIES: Symposium on the Life and Thought of Zen Master Dōgen.
Friday, March 29, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM | Florida International University (FIU), MMC Campus, Graham Center (GC) Room 355

The FIU Asian Studies Program will spotlight a group of specialists on Japanese or comparative religions who will discuss, from interdisciplinary perspectives, various textual, ritual and social influences in analyzing and assessing the life, literature and legacy of Zen master Dōgen 道元 (1200-1253), founder of the Sōtō sect in medieval Japan. The panelists include:

Steven Heine, Professor and Director of Asian Studies, FIU                                                                
Dan Leighton, Head, Chicago Ancient Dragon Gate Zen Center
Pamela Winfield, Associate Professor of Japanese Religion, Elon University

Charlotte Eubanks, Associate Professor of Japanese Lit., Penn State University
Michaela Mross, Assistant Professor of Japanese Religion, Stanford University

Victor Forte, Associate Professor of Asian Religion, Albright College                                                                       

George Wrisley, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of N. Georgia 

FIU Asian Studies Graduate Students and Alumni                 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Lectures on Japanese Religion and Cuture
Function of Zazen Meditation, Symbolism of the Ten Oxherding Pictures, the Spiritual Significance of Sutras,
Ritual Role of Buddhist Prayer Beads, and Dōgen’s Religious Poetry

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM  Roundtable Discussions on Textual, Biographical, Visual and Ethical Studies
- Seating is limited for the afternoon session; please inquire at or 305-348-1914

Contact Info: 

Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director
Florida International University, Asian Studies Program


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