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Harry Lyman Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor Speaker Series: Spreading Indra’s Net in Manhattan


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March 30, 2023
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spreading Indra’s Net in Manhattan: D. T. Suzuki’s Columbia University Lectures on Kegon Buddhism

In spring, 1952, D. T. Suzuki began a series of seminars at Columbia University concerning the development of Chinese Buddhism, culminating in the study of the Buddhist path as presented in the Kegonkyo¯ (Avatamsaka Su? tra). Using a range of recently uncovered archival sources, I will discuss Suzuki’s presentation of Buddhism and the wideranging influence of his seminars on American culture and religious life.