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Gereon Kopf is professor of religion at Luther College, Iowa, USA.

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Does a Philosopher Have Buddha-nature?
Dōgen's take on the enlightened nature within us all
Uploaded 4 Nov 2016
How to Read Japanese Buddhist Texts?
Approaching historical Buddhist texts
Uploaded 9 Sep 2016
How to Face Death - Pilgrimages and Death Rituals in Japanese Buddhism
Consoling those who have lost a loved one and memorializing those who have passed
Uploaded 15 Jan 2016
Drinking Tea—Meeting the Buddha
Gereon Kopf on Buddhism in the tea ceremony
Uploaded 18 Sep 2015
Shinto: The Way of, to, and with the Gods!
Exploring the Shinto tradition
Uploaded 19 Jun 2015
Humility, Faith, and Other-Power: Shinran’s "Tannisho"
The so-called sectarianism of Buddhism in Japan has enabled Pure Land Buddhism to develop as a quasi-independent tradition within Buddhism. One of the central figures of Pure Land Buddhist thought and
Uploaded 20 Mar 2015
Walking with Kukai–Becoming a Buddha: Pilgrimage in Shingon Buddhism
A look at Master Kukai's influence on Japanese pilgrimage
Uploaded 30 Jan 2015
The Variety of Practice in Soto Zen Buddhism
Dogen’s (1200–53) Soto Zen is known for its emphasis on shikantaza—“sitting only.” In his popular Once Born Zen – Twice Born Zen: The Soto and Rinzai Schools of Japanese Zen, M. Conrad Hyers highlight
Uploaded 10 Oct 2014
The Precept-bestowing Assembly at Eihei-ji
This is the first of a series of articles on Japanese Buddhism written by Gereon Kopf for Buddhistdoor.   When I was teaching at the University of Hong Kong from 2008–9, I was routinely asked about
Uploaded 29 Aug 2014
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