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H.E. Kosho Ohtani Professorial Chair
Professor of Shin Buddhist Religious Education

B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.R.E. and D.Min., Pacific School of Religion
M.A. Litt.D., Ryukoku University, Kyoto

s.yamaoka@shin-ibs.edu

Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha overseas minister (kaikyoshi), retired.
Former Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America and President of IBS.

Research interests:
Shin Buddhist Studies
Shin Buddhist Religious Education Studies
Shin Buddhist Ministry

Selected Publications:
“Amerika deno Shinshu Dendo: Shukyo Kyoiku toiu hitotsuno Hohoron wo Toushite,” No. 44 Bulletin of Intsitute of Buddhist Cultural Studies Ryukoku University (Kyoto: 2005).

“Shin Buddhist Ministry: Working with issues of Death and Dying,” Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures, Mark Unno, ed., (Boston: Wisdom Press, 2006).

Books:
Pure Land Buddhism: Jodo Shinshu an Introduction, (Los Angeles: Pure Land Publications, 1991).

Transmission of Shin Buddhism in the West, (San Francisco: Federation of Dharma School Teachers’ League Publication, 2005).

Amerika ni okeru Shinshu Dendo: Shukyo Kyoiku no Atarashii Katachi, (Kyoto: Nagata Bunshodo Publication, 2005).