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Takamaro Shigaraki

峻麿 信楽
Takamaro Shigaraki, who has been influenced by Paul Tillich, was the president of Ryukoku University in Kyoto (Japan). He was on the faculty of the University since 1958. He spent his career studying Pure Land Buddhism. He tried to clarify a contemporary meaning of Buddhism from a perspective of existentialism.


  • Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path: A Life of Awakening
  • In his Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path, Takamaro Shigaraki examines Shin Buddhism anew as a practical path of spiritual growth and self-transformation, challenging assessments of the tradition as a passive religion of mere faith.


Takamaro Shigaraki
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Died 2014
(aged 88)