Shoji Yamada on his book "Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West"
An Informal Lecture
Monday, November 02, 20093:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
In the years after World War II, Westerners and Japanese alike elevated Zen to the quintessence of spirituality in Japan. Pursuing the sources of Zen as a Japanese ideal, Shoji Yamada uncovers the surprising role of two cultural touchstones: Eugen Herrigel's Zen in the Art of Archery and Ryoanji's dry-landscape rock garden. Yamada shows how both became facile conduits for exporting and importing Japanese culture.
Open to UCLA students, faculty and staff and invited guests
Cost : Free
Download file: YamadaFlyer.pdf
Sponsor(s): Center for Buddhist Studies