General Meeting: Sarah Aptilon, Taking the Long Way Around: Buddhist Practice in Japan

  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Loose Park Garden Center, 5200 Pennsylvania (Wornall), KCMO
In this talk Sarah Fremerman Aptilon will discuss her experience training at a Buddhist monastery in the mountains north of Kyoto for seven years. She will describe the meditation, chanting, and other daily practices at the temple, and locate them within the greater context of Japanese Buddhist traditions.

A native of Prairie Village, Kansas, Sarah earned a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University. Her research focuses on medieval Japanese Buddhism and the mythological transformations of Buddhist deities. She has taught and lectured on Japanese religions at Santa Clara University, Stanford University, and El Colegio de México in Mexico City, among other institutions, and she currently serves as a translator and editor of premodern Buddhist texts for the Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai English Tripitaka Translation Project book series. As a senior consultant for Japan Intercultural Consulting, she directed the Latin American branch of the firm in Mexico City for six years, and  now leads cross-cultural training courses for Japanese companies and their partners throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

We're so excited to welcome Sarah back to the Kansas City area and to the Heart of America Japan-America Society!

No cost. You don't have to be a member to attend our general meetings. Friends and family are welcome!



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