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Dr. HISAMATSU Shin'ichi's Zen-based philosophy and religion of Awakening and activities.

Update: November 25, 2014

FAS Society





November 25, 2014

The 179th Winter Retreat (Sesshin)

Venue: Rinkoin (on the grounds of Shokukuji Temple)

Date: December 20 (Sat) 13:30 to 23 (Mon) 12:00

Discussion: December 21 (Sun)14:00-16:00

December 22(Mon)14:00-16:00

You are welcome to either or both of zazen and discussions.

No fee for participation

Lodging expense: 3500 yen

If you wish to stay, please send a mail to ContactUs by December 15, because we need to make an arrangement for bedding beforehand.

FAS Society


September 25, 2013

Meetings on October 5 and 26, and November 2 and 9 are cancelled.

Reading of Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna is postponed to October 12.


New Article

February 13, 2013

The Starting Point of My Philosophy


From FAS Society Journal in 1986

January 6, 2013

The Subtle Workings of the Issuing of the Vow

ABE Masao

From FAS Society Journal

December 1, 2012

Interview with Nishitani Kenji


Yoshiaki Ejiri and Jeff Shore

From FAS Society Journal 1985

October 9, 2012

We have uploaded a revised version of




A. I. The Author's own Prefaces or Introductions to His Five Separate Books with Their Contents

A. II. Contents of the Collected Writings

A. III. Additional Contents of the Enlarged Collected Writings in Nine Volumes

A. IV. Contents of the Four-Volume Lectures on Buddhism

B. Ten works and A Chronological Record

1. Chan and Chan Culture

2. On Chan Art

3. The Characteristics of Oriental Nothingness

4. Chan: Its Meaning for Modern Civilization

5. Ultimate Crisis and Resurrection

6. True Sitting and the Fundamental Koan

7. On Mutually Going Into the Matter of Self

8. Memoirs of His Academic Life

9. After the Academic Life

10. Selected Verses

11. A Brief Chronological Record

October 31, 2011

Teaching-Faith-Practice-Awakening, a talk (teiko) by HISAMATSU Shin'ichi, translated by Jeff Shore in collaboration with NAGASAWA Fusako and TOKIWA Gishin (From FAS Society Journal Summer 1985)