Commemorative Lectures for the Exhibition of Tōrei Enji’s Zen Paintings and Calligraphies
The Hanazono University Museum of History and the Institute for Zen Studies co-sponsored two lectures on the Zen master Tōrei Enji during the exhibition of Tōrei’s paintings and calligraphy, held Oct. 1 to Dec. 15, 2012, at the Museum of History. The exhibition featured works in the collections of Ryūtaku-ji in Mishima as well as of Reizen-ji and various other Zen temples on the eastern shore of Lake Biwa. Admission was free. For further information on the exhibition, click here.
On Oct. 5, 2012, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Zen master Yokota Nanrei, Chief Abbot of Engaku-ji in Kamakura, delivered a talk entitled “Lessons from Zen Master Tōrei’s Thesis on the Inexhaustible Lamp of the Zen School.” This was followed on Dec. 6, 2012, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, by “Themes in Tōrei Enji’s Calligraphies,” a talk by Maruyama Naokazu, chief researcher at the Kyushu National Museum.