FRESNO BETSUIN BUDDHIST TEMPLE
SPRING OHIGAN SEMINAR “THE SUBTLE CALLING VOICE OF AMIDA”
Presented by Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji
Zooming Live Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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“THE SUBTLE CALLING VOICE OF AMIDA”
Together we will explore through various quotes and everyday life stories how true reality has a voice, and that voice is calling out to us telling us we are embraced as we are. In a world that is technologically advancing at break-neck speed, it seems that life should be great and satisfying with all of the modern-day conveniences we can enjoy. Yet, there seems to be angst that lingers within our hearts. Shin Buddhism explains that it is the calling voice of true reality that will fulfill our hearts with peace of mind.
REV. DR. TAKASHI MIYAJI
Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji is currently a minister of Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church since August 1, 2020. In addition, he teaches at the Institute of Buddhist Studies located in Berkeley, California. His previous assignment as a minister was at Tacoma Buddhist Temple from December 2017 to July 31, 2020.
He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Japanese language and literature, Institute of Buddhist Studies at Berkeley, California with a Master’s in Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan with a Master’s Degree in Shin Buddhist Studies, and completed the doctoral coursework at Ryukoku University. He specializes in the areas of Japanese Buddhism and religion, translation of Buddhist scripture, and Jodo Shinshu doctrine and ethics.
Rev. Dr. Miyaji received his Tokudo and Kyoshi qualifications at the Honpa Hongwanji school located in Kyoto, Japan. He also obtained the academic ranking of hokyō recognized within Hongwanji. He most recently completed his doctoral dissertation entitled, “Shin Buddhist Ethics,” through Ryukoku University.
Rev. Dr. Miyaji is the son of Rev. Nobuo and Yoshiko Miyaji. Rev. Nobuo Miyaji is the former Rinban of the Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple.