Nembutsu Dojo

A dōjō refers to a place where people “do” what they think they “know”. Nembutsu refers, literally, to a way of remembering and being mindful of the teachings of the Buddha in our everyday lives. The Nembutsu Dōjō will appear on the Whitman College campus wherever and whenever people gather to ask unbidden questions that arise at inconvenient times. Professor Akira Takemoto (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures), a Jōdo Shinshū Buddhist priest affiliated with Buddhist Churches of America in San Francisco, will serve as a resource person and advisor to students and members of the Whitman community interested in exploring questions about the Buddhist path. You are welcome to contact Professor Takemoto for information about where and when this dōjō will appear.