Bup Mee Sunim (Kevin Hickey), Dharma Teacher and Monk at Muddy Water Zen in Royal Oak, announced a series of lectures last February to be presented both at Muddy Water Zen in Royal Oak, and Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple. The second lecture, State and Sangha: Buddhist Culture and Political Thought in Korea will be presented May 27 in Royal Oak, and again June 9 in Grand Rapids. All lectures are free and open to the public.
“State and Sangha: Buddhist Culture and Political Thought in Korea”
Sunday, May 27, 2012, following the public 10:00 AM morning service at Muddy Water Zen in Royal Oak, and Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple
“This second lecture will explore the history and development of the relationship between the Korean Buddhist Sangha and the Korean State from the introduction of Buddhism into Korea up through the modern era. It will examine political, cultural, social and economic impacts both institutions have had on each other over time and provide a framework for understanding current challenges. ”
Lectures to follow:
“Returning to Buddha: History of Buddhism and Abortion in Japan”
“Digital Dharma: A Guide through the Buddhist Film Collection”
“Buddha’s Daughters: A History of Women in Buddhism”