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September 25, 2007

Professor Mark Unno to Speak at ENR Fireside Conversation Series September 26 at 4:30 p.m.

 
The University of Oregon School of Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, along with the University of Oregon’s Environmental Studies Program, continues its “Earth on Fire:  A Series of Fireside Conversations On Global Warming” 2007-2008 series with a talk by Professor Mark Unno, who will be speaking on “The Buddha’s Fire Sermon and Global Warming.”  Professor Unno’s interests lie in Medieval Japanese Buddhism, specifically in the relation between intellectual history and social practices. He also works in the areas of modern Japanese religious thought and comparative religion. He is the translator of Hayao Kawai, The Buddhist Priest Myoe-A Life of Dreams (Lapis Press, 1992) and his recent articles include: “Questions in the Making – A Review Essay on Zen Buddhist Ethics in the Context of Buddhist and Comparative Ethics,” Journal of Religious Ethics (Fall 1999); and “Myoe Koben and the Komyo Shingon dosha kanjinki: The Ritual of Sand and the Mantra of Light,” study and translation, in Re-visioning “Kamakura” Buddhism, edited by Richard Payne (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1998). He is currently completing a manuscript on the Mantra of Light ritual entitled, Refractions of Light: Myoe Koben and the Komyo Shingon. The event will take place Wednesday, September 26, at 4:30 p.m., at the Many Nations Longhouse adjacent to the School of Law.  It is free and open to all members of the University community.

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