Any path you take as a profession, you need your mentor who can guide you to the right direction. Living in the Buddha-Dharma is the same thing. Our founder Shinran selected his seven teachers from India, China, and Japan to learn the Pure Land Buddhism. They are called the Pure Land Seven Masters. This lecture talks about the first master Bodhisattva Nagarjuna and the second master Bodhisattva Vasubandhu in India, and the third master Tanluan in China, who lived between the 2nd to 6th century. Each of those masters presented the way of living as a Mahayana Buddhist in everyday life. You will also learn the Buddhist principles of Inter-dependence and Yogacara consciousness-only. Ready to take a road trip from India to China?

Your Instructor

Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra


Resident Minister at Orange County Buddhist Church. Born and raised in the Shin Buddhist tradition, educated in Kyoto, Japan. Was a trade and finance professional. Changed career midlife. Received a Ph.D. in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, ordained at the Nishi Hongwangi in Kyoto, Japan and is a Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS).