Kent Zendo

Joint Talk at CBT – Rev. Ron Miyamura and Tim McCarthy – Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rev. Ron Miyamura of the Cleveland Buddhist Temple and Tim McCarthy of the Kent Zendo give a joint talk on Zen Buddhism and Shin Buddhism at the Cleveland Buddhist Temple on March 27, 2010 at 3 PM.

Press Release

Cleveland Buddhist Temple
1573 East 214th Street
Euclid, Ohio 44117

For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Ahern, (216) 521-9020

March 5, 2010

The Cleveland Buddhist Temple will present a free public seminar on Zen and Shin Buddhism on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.  The seminar will take the form of a dialogue between Reverend Ronald Miyamura, Resident Minister of the Cleveland Buddhist Temple, who will present the Shin point of view, and Tim McCarthy, director of the Kent Zendo and a recognized Soto Zen teacher. The speakers will also answer questions from the audience about Zen and Shin.

Zen and Shin (Pure Land) Buddhism are the most popular Buddhist schools to have developed in Japan. Although both attained prominence in 13th century Japan, they remain relevant to life in 21st century America. Zen emphasizes self-effort in the pursuit of enlightenment, while Shin admonishes us to rely on “Other-power.” The speakers will address how these two approaches can be applied to daily life.

The seminar is free of charge and open to the public. The Cleveland Buddhist Temple is located at the corner of East 214th Street and Euclid Avenue in Euclid, Ohio. For further information, please call the Temple at 216-692-1509.