Rev. Kuwahara was born in Japan and has been a priest of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism since 1999. In addition to teaching the courses at the IBS as a member of the adjunct faculty, he has been engaged in ministry to spread the Buddhist teachings in the US for over 12 years.
Degrees and Certifications:
MA, Institute of Buddhist Studies/Graduate Theological Union
MA, Ryukoku University
BA, Hiroshima University
Research and Teaching Interests:
Japanese Pure Land Buddhism
Shin Buddhist Studies
Comparative Studies between Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism and Christianity
“Is My Sangha Inclusive?” Buddha Dharma, Winter 2013.
Readings in Mahayana Texts: Triple Sutra
History of the Pure Land Tradition: Seven Masters