Beatrice Lane Suzuki † [+]
Beatrice Lane Suzuki (1878-1939) was a very well informed and sensitive expositor of Mahāyāna Buddhism and the American wife of the well-known Zen Buddhist Suzuki Daisetsu. She lived in Japan for many years and came to know the leading temple centres of various Buddhist schools - especially in Kyōto and Kamakura - very well.
In this chapter, the author focuses on describing the temple Kiyomizu, placed in Kyoto. Her main concerns are with the architecture and history of the temple in relation to the Buddhist meanings these aspects can evoke.