American Buddhist Study Center to Honor D.T. Suzuki



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The 50th Year Commemoration of D.T. Suzuki at MoMA

Sunday, December 11 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Museum of Modern Art – 11 W. 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Admission: $32 –$40

The American Buddhist Study Center will honor the legacy of Dr. Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki (1870-1966) on his 50th memorial anniversary. A true pioneer in a long line of internationally prominent Buddhist figures in America, D.T. Suzuki played a pivotal role in introducing Zen Buddhism and Shin Buddhism to the English-speaking world, and his books shaped the American public’s appreciation of Asian religions.

Suzuki is the first recipient of the American Buddhist Study Center’s “In Gratitude” Award, which recognizes his cosmopolitan Buddhist philosophy and intercultural point of view.

The ceremony is a celebration of Japanese culture in America, with a variety of presentations and performances.

  • James Dobbins, Oberlin College – Buddhist scholar
  • Mark Unno, University of Oregon – Buddhist scholar
  • Roshi Nelson Foster, Ring of Bone Zendo – Zen teacher and writer
  • Akemi Iwamoto, D.T. Suzuki Museum – Kanazawa, Japan
  • Omotesenke Domonkai Eastern Region USA – Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • Josephine Seki – Solo recital
  • Soh Daiko – Taiko Drumming
  • Ken-Zen Institute – Kendo Demonstration
  • Nancy Okada, Tachibana Dance Group – Japanese Dance Recital
  • Ai Dance Theater – Japanese Dance Recital

A reception where guests can meet the speakers will follow the ceremony.

The early-bird ticket sale ends on December 2. To purchase tickets, please visit ABSC’s Eventbrite page.