The American Buddhist Study Center will pay tribute to those individuals who aided in bringing Buddhist values and Japanese culture to our everyday lives.

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D.T. Suzuki for his contributions to the American way of Life.

November 11, 1870 – July 12, 1966


We are honoring Dr. Daisetz Teitarō Suzuki for his leading role in introducing Zen and Shin Buddhism, and his cosmopolitan Buddhist philosophy to the English-speaking world. His books became standards that marked a profound change in the American public’s appreciation of Asian religions. He is a true trailblazer in a long line of internationally prominent Buddhist figures in America. 


D.T. Suzuki met his wife in Beatrice in New York City. He lectured at Columbia University and on September 11, 1955, he gave the keynote address at the unveiling of the Shinran Shonin statue that once stood in a park outside of Hiroshima, witnessing the dropping of the first Atomic Bomb.



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American Buddhist Study Center was originally founded in 1951 by the late Reverend Hozen Seki. At that time the Study Center’s name was The American Buddhist Academy. Back then Reverend Seki’s wanted to enlighten the spirit and the minds of Americans to the great compassion, wisdom, and teachings of Amida Buddha.

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