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Zenshuji 100th Anniversary A Series of Lectures and Conversations

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Dr. Kato's Zen Buddhism Lecture Series:

Dr. Kato conducts lectures on Zen Buddhism, starting at 11 am on the 4th Sunday of each month in Japanese.  Open to public. Free.

He will be lecturing on the writings from Shobogenzo by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen (1200-1253).

Reverend Wako Kato, Ph.D., is a Soto Zen priest. He has served at Sokoji in San Francisco from 1952 to 1963 and at Zenshuji since 1963. He also holds the position of chief priest of Fuganji in Nara, Japan. Besides his priesthood, he held academic positions at San Francisco State University and the University of California at Berkeley. After he moved to Los Angeles, he taught at California State University, Los Angeles, where he was granted Professor Emeritus. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Before this lecture series began, he was a Dean of International Studies at the Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Japan for seven years and now, Professor Emeritus there. He has authored seven books and numerous articles in English and Japanese.