This year's Winter Pacific Seminar will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.
Keynote: Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki, The Path of the Nembutsu
He will speak in Japanese with English translation by Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, Institute of Buddhist Studies. The presentation will be followed by a dialogue with Dr. Shigaraki.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Center for Buddhist Education.
Dr. Shigaraki is a noted Shin Buddhist Scholar, former professor and president of Ryukoku University, and author of A Life of Awakening: The Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path and The Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path: A Life of Awakening.