Saturday September 18th, 2021, Vancouver Buddhist Temple invites you to join a 90 minute lecture with Rev. Henry Adams on Re-opening our Hearts: Living with peace of mind in the Nembutsu.
Starts at 1:00 pm (Ont), 10 am (BC), 11 am (Alberta) and noon (Manitoba).
The lecture is free but donations to your local temple are greatly appreciated.
Rev. Henry Toryo Adams grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota. He discovered his interest in Buddhism during a yearlong high school exchange program in Chennai, India. As an undergraduate student at St. Olaf College, he began his study of Buddhist scriptures – where he first considered pursuing a path to the ministry. After receiving an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan, he moved to Miyazaki, Japan where he worked for the Miyazaki Prefectural Government. In 2007, Rev. Adams moved to Kyoto, Japan to pursue his ministerial studies at the Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin Buddhist Seminary. In 2010, upon graduating from the seminary, he began serving as a Minister in the Buddhist Churches of America. Rev. Adams has been serving in his current capacity as the Resident Minister of the San Mateo Buddhist Temple since 2013. From September 2018 to May 2019, he served as a Chaplain Intern at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. He has been the Supervising Minister for the Buddhist Church of San Francisco since 2020. Prior to his current position at San Mateo, Rev. Adams served at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple, the Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara, the San Luis Obispo Buddhist Temple and the Guadalupe Buddhist Church.