Seigen H. Yamaoka

Professor Emeritus

Rev. Dr. Yamaoka left a lasting impact on the IBS. He passed away in 2024. You can read about his life and legacy here. 

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

Research and Teaching Interests:
Shin Buddhist Studies
Shin Buddhist Religious Education Studies
Shin Buddhist Ministry

Recent Publications:
Shin Buddhist Education: A New Perspective, Institute of Buddhist Studies and BDK America, 2017.
“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).

Courses Taught:
Issues in Buddhist Ministry