Wisdom Lecure with Victor Sogen Hori
Victor Sōgen Hori is a Canadian-born scholar of Asian religion, culture, and Buddhist philosophy, a retired professor from the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. Sōgen Hori graduated from Stanford University with a PhD degree in philosophy before ordaining as a Rinzai monk in 1976 at Daitoku-ji in Kyoto (Rinzai headquarters in Japan). He spent the following 13 years in Zen training. In 1990 Sogen returned to his home country of Canada and began his work in academia. In 1993 he joined the staff at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. Sōgen was a member of the McGill Centre for East Asian Research and the McGill Centre for Medicine Ethics and Law. He was on the Advisory Council of Enpuku-ji Montreal and presently serves on the ODZA board of directors. He is author, editor or translator of several books:
Zen Sand: The Book of Capping Phrases for Kōan Practice (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2003)
Ten Oxherding Pictures: Lectures by Yamada Mumon Roshi (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2002)
Wild Geese: Buddhism in Canada (with John Harding and Alex Soucy, McGill-Queens, 2010)
Flowers on the Rocks: Global & Local Buddhisms in Canada (with John Harding and Alex Soucy, McGill-Queens, 2014)
Teaching Buddhism in the West: From the Wheel to the Web (with Richard Hayes and Mark Shields, Curzon 2002)
The Kyoto School: Neglected Themes and Hidden Variations (with Melissa Curley, Nanzan 2002).
Victor Sogen Hori will speak
Sunday, November 12th ~ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m
at Tahoma Zen Monastery, 6499 Wahl Road, Freeland.
Cost is $10 at the door, cash or check.
There will be books for sale. This will be the last Wisdom Lecture of 2017 series.