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Berkeley Buddhist Temple

Mid-Century Modern: Jōdo Shinshū and the Making of American Buddhism

Video and Q&A transcripts of a talk at the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society at the University of British Columbia, March 22, 2021. The talk draws on research for my forthcoming book.

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Teaching Buddhism, Race, and Racism

A conversation with Drs. Adeana McNicoll and Ann Gleig on teaching critical race theory in a graduate seminar on American Buddhism.

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On Buddhist Praxis

An essay for the Institute of Buddhist Studies' blog, The Ten Thousand Things, on the nature and importance of Buddhist study and practice.

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Shin Buddhism is American Buddhism

An article written for the winter 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly. The article focuses on the long history of Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism in the United States, and what American Buddhists may learn from this history.

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Imperfect Buddha Podcast

A conversation with Matthew O’Connell on the Imperfect Buddha podcast from 2019. The podcast has relocated to the New Books Network, but the original can still be found on SoundCloud. In the episode’s description, I am credited with claiming that “all Buddhism is cultural Buddhism” — I agree, but this phrase was actually coined by Natalie Quli.

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New Books Network Interview: Buddhism in America

An interview with Luke Thompson for the New Books Network podcast on my 2016 book, Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Context.

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Angry Asian Buddhist

Along with Funie Hsu and Chenxing Han, I helped to create an archive for the "Angry Asian Buddhist," Arron Lee. Aaron blogged anonymously as "arunlikhati" from 2007 until his death in 2017. He consistently advocated for Asian American Buddhist representation and in life was a passionate advocate for community and supported of the Buddhadharma.

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the DharmaRealm Podcast

From 2008 through 2020, Rev. Harry Bridge and I hosted a regular podcast until the pandemic got the better of us. Maybe we’ll resurrect the show [shrug emoji] but until then, all episodes are still available on the internets.

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