Summer Session

Summer Session 2017 attendees

The BSC Summer Session is an annual, weeklong seminar with a well-known Buddhist scholar.

Summer Session held its first classes in 1974 with Dr. Alfred Bloom and Dr. Mokusen Miyuki.  For over 40 years, distinguished teachers including Dr. Taitetsu Unno, Rev. Gyomay Kubose, Dr. George Tanabe, Prof. Takamaro Shigaraki, Dr. Mark Unno, Rev. Ruth Tabrah, Dr. David Matsumoto, Rev. Marvin Harada, Rev. William Masuda have shared their knowledge and perspectives on Buddhism through this program.

 

 

Past Summer Sessions

2017: Jodo Shinshu in the land of Shakyamuni
Speaker: Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia
session videos
2016: Mindfulness and Buddhism in America
Speaker: Jeff Wilson
session videos
2015: What does Jodo Shinshu Mean to Me?
Speaker: Hawaii Kyodan Ministers and members
The BSC YouTube channel includes session videos
more past sessions
Featured Events

Feb
22
Thu
6:00 pm Forum on American Buddhism: Re-i... @ Buddhist Study Center classroom
Forum on American Buddhism: Re-i... @ Buddhist Study Center classroom
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What is “American Buddhism” today and where is it going? Does a new form of Buddhism need to be re-invented for acceptance in America, or do we go “back to […]
Jul
23
Mon
6:30 pm 44th Annual BSC Summer Session @ Buddhist Study Center classroom
44th Annual BSC Summer Session @ Buddhist Study Center classroom
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
more information coming soon
Jul
24
Tue
6:30 pm 44th Annual BSC Summer Session @ Buddhist Study Center classroom
44th Annual BSC Summer Session @ Buddhist Study Center classroom
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
more information coming soon
Jul
25
Wed
6:30 pm 44th Annual BSC Summer Session @ Buddhist Study Center classroom
44th Annual BSC Summer Session @ Buddhist Study Center classroom
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
more information coming soon
Jul
26
Thu
6:30 pm 44th Annual BSC Summer Session @ Buddhist Study Center classroom
44th Annual BSC Summer Session @ Buddhist Study Center classroom
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
more information coming soon