by Seigen Yamaoka
Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 11:16 am
The Pacific World, Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley has recently published its Third Series: Number 10 volume with two special sections dealing with the Psychological Reflection on Buddhism and New Perspectives on Buddhist Modernism. The sections were edited by Dr. Mark Unno, University of Oregon, and Dr. Jeff Wilson, Renison University College at the University of Waterloo, respectively.
Beginning from 2004, the Center for Humanities, Religion, and Science at Ryukoku University of Japan; the Institute of Buddhist Studies; University of Oregon; and Boston University have been the central collaborators on research into the field of Buddhism and psychotherapy. Papers presented, in part, held at the conferences biannually, are presented in this Journal.
New Perspectives on Buddhist Modernism presented in this journal are essays presented at the American Academy of Religions held in San Diego, 2007.
In the first section the authors and titles of papers presented are: Ven. Hogan Bays, Great Vow Monestery, Oregon, â€œOn Silence;â€ Prof. Takanori Sugiokja, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, â€œThe Dialectic of the Three Vows;â€ Prof. Vena R. Howard, University of Oregon, â€œListening to the Buddhaâ€™s Noble Truths;â€ Prof. Naoki Nabeshima, Ryukoku University, â€œThe Emancipation of the Evil Beings;â€ Marie Yoshida, University of Oregon, â€œAjatashatru: Family System and Karma;â€ and a reprint of an article by the late Dr. James Kirsch, Los Angeles, â€œAffinities Between Zen and Analytical Psychology.â€
The second section of authors and subject are: Wilson, â€œNew Perspectives on Buddhist Modernism,â€ Prof. Wakoh Shannon Hickey, Alfred University, â€œSwedenborg: A Modern Buddha?â€ Prof. David L. McMahan, Franklin and Marshall College, â€œA Brief History of Interdependence;â€ Dr. Richard Payne, IBS, â€œTraditionalist Representations of Buddhism;â€ and Natalie Quli, IBS/GTU, â€œMultiple Buddhist Modernisms: Jhana in Convert Theravada.â€
A book review on by Pema ChÃ¶drÃ¶n on â€œNo time to Lose,â€ is presented by Prof. Daijaku Judith Kinst, IBS.
This publication is made possible by the donation of BDK America, Berkeley,CA.