Buddhism in Japan introduces the histories, practices, and beliefs of various Buddhist schools, thinkers, and practitioners in Japan. It explores popular as well as little known faces of Buddhism in Japan through the reflections on texts, explorations of religious sites, and encounters with practitioners.

Gereon Kopf is a Professor in the religion department at Luther College, Iowa, USA, Visiting Researcher at the International Research Center for Philosophy of Tōyō University, and Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Iceland.

Buddhism in Japan is published bi-monthly

Why Meditate?

Whenever I teach Japanese Buddhism, whether in the Americas, Europe, or East Asia, I frequently run into the same assumption among students that Buddhists, for

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