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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.

Primarily authored by Gereon Kopf, a Professor in the religion department at Luther College, Iowa, USA and the founding editor of the Journal of Buddhist Philosophy.

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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Drinking Tea—Meeting the Buddha

Many package tours to Japan include a tea ceremony. Sometimes these short versions of a traditional tea ceremony­­––otemae or cha no yu ––take place in the tea room

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