Buddhist Study Center’s 2017 Summer Session is entitled, “Jodo Shinshu in the Land of Shakyamuni” and features special guest Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Head Priest of Kathmandu Hongwanji in Nepal.
Lectures, discussion, and fellowship will take place over the course of five successive evenings, July 10-14, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Buddhist Study Center.
Raised from the age of three to be a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and advancing to the highest ranks, Rev. Sonam, at age 28, encountered Jodo Shinshu, a Japanese Pure Land tradition.
His path eventually led to the founding of Nepal’s first Hongwanji temple and a thriving new Buddhist community in Kathmandu. Hear his dramatic personal journey and how the story of the Buddha is resonating today with young adults in the birthplace of Shakyamuni.
The Dharma Light Program brochure/registration form may be used to register for Summer Session.