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‘Resolving Life’s Problems through Buddhism’

Noted scholar, teacher and author of “Discovering Buddhism in Everyday Life,” Reverend Marvin Harada of Orange County and Buddhist Churches of America will speak at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 25.

Sharing with the audience key points from a course he teaches for the Buddhist Education Center in Orange County, Rev. Harada will focus on issues large and small that affect everyone—life and death, relationships, work issues and self-esteem—with something of a practical Buddhist approach. While specific instructions may not be found within a Buddhist “textbook,” living with a foundation in the Dharma (“natural law,” which includes Buddhist teachings), can be an uplifting and liberating way to re-frame and overcome problems.

Minister of the Orange County Buddhist Temple since 1986, Harada is also co-director for the Center for Buddhist Education for the Buddhist Churches of America. He has achieved academic degrees in religious studies and Buddhist studies at the University of Oregon, the and Institute of Buddhist Studies, and has studied at the Buddhist Temple of Chicago, Chu-o-Bukkyo Gakuin and Ryokoku University in Japan.

Rev. Harada’s July 25th talk is free and open to everyone regardless of religious or spiritual background. The program begins at 7 p.m., followed by time for questions and answers, and light refreshments. For information, call Kamuela Hongwanji Mission at 885-4481.