A focus on Buddhism

If you have an interest in Buddhism now is your chance to explore the religion further at a public lecture in Vernon this Saturday.

The Vernon Buddhist Temple is hosting a public lecture featuring Dr. Kenneth Tanaka, called 'Buddhism and moving forward just the way you are.'

“Everyday Buddhism: Confronting the death of our loved ones as well as our own death, turning difficulties into renewed life, working to benefit others, and actions to bring centeredness in our own lives," said Dr. Tanaka. "You are fine just as you are.”

Dr. Tanaka studied Buddhism at many institutions in the U.S.A. and Japan, written popular books on Buddhism and travels the world speaking.

One of his most popular books "Ocean: An Introduction to Jodo-Shinshu Buddhism" is seen as one of the best introductory books to the Jodo Shinshu (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism.

Dr. Tanaka is interested in the many aspects of Buddhism in reference to everyday life, such as how people deal with difficult people and situations.

“We are very grateful to have world-renowned Buddhist professor and Jodo Shinshu priest, Dr. Kenneth Tanaka, here for a series of Dharma talks," said Mari Cameron, president, Vernon Buddhist Temple. "This is a rare opportunity to hear a speaker of his calibre and credentials in the Okanagan.”

Saturday, Sept. 8 lecture schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Opening service and announcements        
  • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Public lecture by Dr. Ken Tanaka
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lunch (not provided)
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Public lecture by Dr. Tanaka    
  • 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - Refreshment break
  • 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Public lecture by Dr. Tanaka

The cost of the lecture is $20 per person and all proceeds go to funding the event.

Contact Mari Cameron to reserve a seat or for more information at [email protected]

This lecture is part of the B.C. Buddhist Temples Federation Convention.

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