Kyoto School Reading Group

23 Jun

It’s official, the Summer Kyoto School Reading Group is starting up next week at our usual time and place (i.e. Tuesdays, 8:00pm over Zoom).

You can find Pdfs here: HERE


Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

4 Responses to “Kyoto School Reading Group”

  1. Robert Gall June 24, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    The first reading, from Nagarjuna, cannot be pp. 10-53; that is the Sanskrit text. Don’t you mean pp. 5-48, which is the translation?

    Robert Gall

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  2. goya345 June 24, 2020 at 1:37 pm #

    Hoy can i join to zoom meetin?

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