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

Update: June 20, 2021

FAS Society

FAS weekly meetings are held every Saturday except on 5th in Rinko-in on the grounds of Shokoku-ji Temple. Click Activities above for detail.






(June 20, 2021)


Regular meetings in June and on July 3 and 10 are cancelled because Kyoto is designated as area subject to the priority measures to prevent the spread of COVID 19.


The meeting on July 24 will be held, but meetings on July 31 and in August are not held as per every year.


Regular meeting will resume on September 4.


March 26, 2016

We have changed the method to receive your mail through ContactUs to enable use by visitors with diverse environments and settings.


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)