Exploring Faiths: Greater Buddhism
“Mahayana – Religion of Japan, China & Tiger Nations of Asia”
Zenji Acharya has been praised in a UN report for giving an eloquent voice to the Buddhist traditions of Japan, China and the Tiger Asia nations and by the Indian Express as being the only expert in the world to hail from the oldest and most venerated Buddhist Brahmin lineage that comprised the greatest Buddhist leaders in history. Furthermore, he has also given more lectures on Buddhism than any other speaker in Canada and his connection to Japanese Buddhism goes back many centuries. The abbot of numerous Heritage Temples of National Importance, Zenji is the only modern-day expert from the highest lineage that included Nagarjuna and Vasubandhu (the first and second patriarchs of Jodo-Shinshu – Japan’s largest Buddhist sect); Kumarajiva (translator of both the Pure Land and Lotus Sutras that are the basis of East Asian Buddhism) and beloved icon Bodhidharma (founder of Zen Buddhism). Zenji’s lineage also included Bodhisena (Baramon Shojo) who painted the eyes of the Daibutsu of Japan; influenced the kathakana alphabet and introduced the widely-practiced tradition of wearing Juzus and Nenjus (Buddhist rosary). Zenji’s inspirational presentations have been praised by various world leaders, diplomats, faith leaders and a UN report and his ability to explain Buddhist concepts in a contemporary context that everyone can relate to in this day and age is exceptional and empowering. For more information please visit www.Zenji.org.
11:45am – Registration | 12:00pm – Lunch |
12:30pm – Speech & Q&A | 1:30pm – Closing