Sexual Transformations in Mahayana Scriptures is the title of the 1st lecture given by Dr. Rev. Masaki Matsubara in the 2021 Dharma Dojo Lecture Series: Zen and the Art of the Lotus Sutra Practice, where he explains Mahayana Buddhism and meditation practices.
This episode explores the concept of women's experiences of sexual transformation in the context of Indian Buddhist literature, especially in Mahayana scriptures. This lecture was recorded on March 7, 2021.
Masaki Matsubara earned a Ph.D in Asian Religions from Cornell University. He taught at the Department of Religious Studies at UC Berkeley and was the BDK Fellow at the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford University. He is now a Visiting Scholar in the East Asia Program at Cornell and also a Visiting Lecture at the Contemplative Studies at Brown University. Moreover, he serves as a Visiting Professor at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo. He is the abbot of the Zen temple Butsumoji in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. He currently resides in New York City.