February 16, 2023 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Paul Groner (Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, University of Virginia)
Perkins Library 218
Take a closer look at two Buddhist monastics, Eison 叡尊 (1201-1290) and Kakujō 覚盛 (1194-1249) who believed that the orthodox lineage of monks in Japan had been hopelessly compromised and so resorted to a self-ordination in which they meditated and practiced until they received an auspicious sign from the Buddha that they had received the precepts and had re-established a lineage.
Asian/Pacific Studies Institute