Presented by the Japan-America Society of Indiana
in partnership with Marian University
and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Reverend Daiko Matsuyama

Deputy Head Priest, Taizo-In Zen Buddhist Temple, Kyoto, Japan


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Thursday, February 27th
Presentation: 7:00 PM
Followed by Reception

Marian University
Michael A. Evans Center, Room 150
3200 Cold Spring Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Due to limited seating,
registration is requested.

Cost: Free

“The Importance of Interfaith Dialogue and Learning,
and How Christianity Has Influenced My Life”

An Evening with Zen Buddhist Priest, Daiko Matsuyama

Born in 1978 in Kyoto, Mr. Matsuyama obtained his Master’s degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences from the University of Tokyo. After three and half years of training at Heirin-ji Temple, Niiza, he became the deputy priest of Taizoin Temple in 2007. Matsuyama-san is acclaimed for organizing intercultural activities such as Zen experience tours for foreign visitors and talks at embassies in Japan and at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club. In May 2009, he was elected as a Japan Tourism Agency’s Ambassador for its “Visit Japan” Campaign. He has been a member of Kyoto’s Ambassadors for Tourism since 2011, and was listed as one of “The Top 100 People of the New Generation 2016” in Nikkei Business.  He was appointed as a fellow of US-Japan Leadership Program from 2016, and in 2018, he was invited to Israel as the delegate of Young Leaders Program. And he also became a visiting lecturer at Stanford Univ. Daiko Matsuyama received The Award of Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and Shigemitsu Award from Japan society in Boston in 2019. As a young representative of the Zen Sect in Japan, Matsuyama has interacted with many religious leaders, such as having an audience with the Roman Catholic Pope and conversing with the 14th Dalai Lama. He also participated in the Davos World Economic Forum in 2014, and continues to work actively beyond national and religious borders. He is the author of the books Forget What’s Important First: 30 Zen Teachings for the Wavering Soul (Sekai Bunka Publishing, 2014), Strolling around Zen Gardens in Kyoto (PHP Publishing, 2016), and Introduction of ZEN for Workers (Kodansha Publishing, 2016).

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