[above image: Shunjo, one of the monks that will be discussed]
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Groner, a professor from the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, will come to UBC and give a guest lecture with the title “The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai” on October 23rd at 5 pm in Room 604 of the UBC Asian Center (1871 West Mall). This lecture is sponsored by Liuzu Temple with support from the SSHRC funded project “From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions”.
Dr. Paul Groner has had a long career as a professor in the department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In addition to numerous articles on various aspects of Japanese Buddhism, he is the author of Saichō: The Establishment of the Japanese Tendai School, Ryōgen and Mount Hiei: Japanese Tendai in the Tenth Century, and has translated Akira Hirakawa’s History of Early Indian Buddhism into English