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NYZ: Teisho by Gentoku Kobayashi Roshi with Rev. Miki Nakura

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kobayashi Roshi will speak on Tannisho, also known as the Lamentations of Divergences, an important and influential Shin Buddhist text written in the late 13th century.

D.T. Suzuki was a supervisory editor of the edition of Tannisho published in 1961 by Higashi Hongan-ji in Kyoto that was translated by Philip Kapleau and Akihisa Kondo. A close friend of D.T. Suzuki’s, the philosopher Nishida Kitaro, once said that if only two books were left in the world, “it would be enough for me if I had only Shinran’s Tannisho and The Book of Rinzai.”

Translation of Kobayashi Roshi’s teisho on Tannisho, as well as the teisho he will offer during March-On sesshin, will be provided by Rev. Miki Nakura of Higashi Hongan-ji and the Jodo-Shinshu Shin Buddhist New York Sangha. Rev. Nakura speaks regularly on Shin Buddhism at NYZ.

A suggested donation of $10 for members or $20 for nonmembers is appreciated. Attendance at this event is included in the payment for March-On Sesshin.

If you have any question, call 212-861-3333 or email us.

Gentoku Kobayashi Roshi
Born in 1963 in Nagaoka city, Niigata Prefecture, Kobayashi Roshi became a priest in 1994 at Seiken-ji, Shizuoka Prefecture, then joined Myoshin-ji monastery in Kyoto the following year. In 1998 he moved to Shokoku-ji monastery to study under Hoju Tanaka Roshi, from whom he received Dharma transmission in April 2006. He became Abbot of Daitsu-in at Shokoku-ji in August 2008. Among his duties as Abbot is to lead the training monastery of Shokoku-ji, Daitsu-in.


March 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


New York Zendo
223 E 67th St
New York, NY 10065
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