Speaker: Shaku Jinsen (KULeuven – Chingokuji, Japan)
When: 7:30–9 pm, March 13, 2019
Venue: Library Lab Magnel, Arts and Philosophy Faculty Library, Rozier 44, Ghent University
This lecture is part of the “Permanent Training in Buddhist Studies (PTBS)” Lecture Series of the Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies.
An introduction to the philosophy of Kūkai (774–835) and the Shingon-school of Japanese Buddhism.
About the Speaker:
Shaku Jinsen, KU Leuven and Chingokuji, Japan. After graduating from the Japanese Studies department at the KU Leuven University, Belgium, Shaku Jinsen received his Master’s degree in Buddhist Philosophy at the University of Koyasan, Japan. He became a Buddhist monk of the Shingon-school of Japanese Buddhism. He currently resides both in Belgium and Japan, leading the Buddhist centre Yo e an in Belgium and assisting the activities of the Shingon-temple Chingokuji in Kagoshima, Japan.