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Faculty of Buddhism

Learn wisdom, deepen mercy and benevolence, and reflect on yourself.

Department of Zen Buddhist Studies

The Department offers courses in various fields of Buddhism, ranging from China to Japan, from the earliest days of Zen Buddhism to the present, and from its teachings and philosophy to its arts. The Department also equips students with a general knowledge of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism from Master Dogen and Master Keizan to the present.

In your first and second years you will learn languages such as the classical Chinese necessary for researching literature on Buddhism and will acquire a broad fundamental knowledge of Buddhism.

In your third and fourth years you will choose a field of interest from the wide range of courses available and study this field in Seminar I and Seminar II. You will be able to take special subjects provided in the Department of Buddhist Studies according to your interests.

Department of Buddhist Studies

The Department provides courses on the science of religion and Buddhism developed in various regions such as India, Tibet, China, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. The Department also provides a general introduction to the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism.

In your first and second years you will learn languages such as the classical Chinese and Sanskrit necessary for researching literature on Buddhism and will acquire a broad fundamental knowledge about Buddhism.

In your third and fourth years you will choose a field of interest from the wide range of courses available and study this field in Seminar I and Seminar II. You will be able to take special subjects provided in the Department of Zen Buddhist Studies according to your interests.

Academic Staff

Professor

NAME

DEGREESPECIALITY
CHENG, Zheng Ph.D. (Buddhist Studies) History of Chinese Zen Buddhism
HASEBE, Hachiro M.A. in Lit. Science of Religion
HAREYAMA, Shun-ei M.A. in Lit. Soto Zen Studies
IKEDA, Rentaro M.A. in Lit. Indian Buddhism
ISHII, Seijun, Kiyozumi M.A. in Lit. Zen Buddhism
ISHII, Kosei Ph.D. (Literature) Chinese and Korean Buddhism
IWANAGA, Shosei M.A. in Lit. Soto Zen Studies
IIZUKA, Hironobu M.A. in Lit. Japanese Buddhism
KANAZAWA, Atsushi M.A. in Lit. Indian Philosophy
KIMURA, Seiji M.A. in Lit. Indian and Tibetan Buddhism
KUMAMOTO, Einin M.A. in Lit. Soto Zen Studies
MATSUDA, Yoji M.A. in Lit. Soto Zen Studies
MATSUMOTO, Shiro Ph.D. (Buddhist Studies) Indian Buddhism
MURAMATSU, Tetsufumi M.A. in Lit. Buddhist Art
OKUNO, Mitsuyoshi Ph.D. (Buddhist Studies) Chinese Buddhism
SATO, Hidetaka M.A. in Lit. History of Japanese Zen Buddhism
TSUNODA, Tairyu Ph.D. (Literature) Zen and Soto Buddhism
YOSHIMURA, Makoto Ph.D. (Literature) Chinese Buddhism
YOTSUYA, Kodo Ph.D. , D.Lit. Tibetan Buddhism
Associate Professor
NAMEDEGREESPECIALITY
FUJII, Jun Ph.D. (Literature) Japanese Buddhism
KANO, Kazuo Ph.D. (Buddhist Studies) Indian and Tibetan Buddhism
TOKUNO, Takayuki Ph.D. (Buddhist Studies) Japanese Folk Religion
YAMAGUCHI, Hiroe Ph.D. (Buddhist Studies) Chinese Buddhism
Lecturer
NAMEDEGREESPECIALITY
OSAWA, Kuniyoshi Ph.D.(Philosophy) Chinese Zen Buddhism