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Banmei Takahashi: ZEN

Apr
22

Banmei Takahashi: ZEN

Stadtkino Basel, Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel
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Datum: 22.04.2018
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Zeit: 10:30
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Die Schweizerisch-Japanische Gesellschaft lädt ein zur einer Vorführung dieses Films. Der Film ZEN von Banmei TAKAHASHI aus 2009 schildert das Wirken von Dogen Zenji, der vor 750 Jahren die Soto Schule des Zen Buddhismus während der Kamakura Zeit in Japan verbreitet hat.
Saalöffnung um 10:00 Uhr. Der Eintritt ist frei.
The movie describes ‹Zen› Buddhist teacher Dogen Zenji’s achievements in spreading the Soto school of Zen Buddhism across Japan during the Kamakura period, 750 years ago. Having lost his mother as a young boy, Dogen travels to China in search of a Buddhist master. He goes through ascetic training under Zen monk Ju-ching (Zheng Tianyong). After finally attaining enlightenment, he returns to Japan to spread Zen Buddhism, where he gains the adoration of the broad public. This provokes jealousy among the monks from Mt. Hiei, who drive Dogen out to Echizen, where he establishes Eihei-ji temple and continues to educate his students. One day he is summoned by the regent of the shogunate, Hojo Tokiyori (Fujiwara Tatsuya), who requests Dogen to free him from visions of vengeful apparitions.