BSC 50th Anniversary Presentation: Prof. Dennis Hirota (Zoom)

Event details

  • Saturday | August 6, 2022
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • BSC (limited attendance) and online 1436 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822
  • 808-973-6555


Saturdays, August 6 and 20
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hawaii time (note new time)
Online only via Zoom

Guest Lecturer:
Prof. Dennis Hirota
Emeritus Professor of Shin Buddhist Studies and Research Fellow, Ryukoku University and Head Translator, Collected Works of Shinran

“Encountering the Words of Shinran”

If you are planning to attend in-person, please register by emailing or calling 808-973-6555 in-person is limited to 30 people, masks are required.

Summary of the Content of Prof. Hirota’s Workshops

This workshop will introduce materials designed to help readers interested in understanding what Shinran said in his own words. Through the provided materials, it will be possible to become familiar with important passages from his writings as he wrote them. No prior knowledge of Japanese language is necessary.

During each workshop, we will practice reading sample passages from Shinran with the help of romanization, literal translation, and simple grammar notes.

After the workshop, it will be possible to continue using the materials for a number of important passages selected from Shinran’s writings.

BSC 50th Anniversary lectures with Prof. Dennis Hirota - 8/6 and 8/20, 2022, flyer image