David Ryoe Matsumoto

George and Sakaye Aratani Professor of Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies
President and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Center for Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies Director
Shin Buddhist Studies Certificate Program Director
Contact: drmatsumoto@shin-ibs.edu

Rev. Dr. David Ryoe Matsumoto is the current President of IBS, Director of the Center for Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies, and past resident minister of the Berkeley Buddhist Temple.

Degrees and Certifications:
Ph.D., Ryukoku University, Kyoto
M.A., Ryukoku University, Kyoto
M.A., Institute of Buddhist Studies
B.A. and J.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Research and Teaching Interests:
Contemporary approaches to Shin Buddhist doctrinal and historical studies
Shin Buddhist theology of disability
Shin Buddhist hermeneutics
Shin Buddhism and the environment
The nembutsu as artistic experience

Recent Publications:
Translation of Bearer of the Light: the Life and Thought of Rennyo, by Jitsuen Kakehashi
Translation of A Life of Awakening: the heart of the Shin Buddhist Path, by Takamaro Shigaraki

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Shin Buddhist Thought
Works of Shinran (I through IV)