Publications

Books

Buddhism in America: global religion, local contexts, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Buddhism Beyond Borders: new perspectives on Buddhism in the United States, edited with Natalie E.F. Quli, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2015.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters

“The Stories We Tell: The Study and Practice of Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism,” in Pacific World: the Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Third Series Number 19 (2017): 67-83

“English Language Sources on Chinese Pure Land Buddhism: a bibliographic essay,” in Pure Land Buddhism in China: a Doctrinal History, by Shinkō Mochizuki, translated by Leo Pruden, edited by Richard K. Payne and Natalie E.F. Quli, Institute of Buddhist Studies and BDK America, 2016.

“The Ritual Use of Music in US Jōdo Shinshū Buddhist Communities,” Contemporary Buddhism, 15: 2 (2014): 1-17.

“The Tranquil Meditator: representing Buddhism and Buddhists in US popular media,” Religion Compass, 8/3 (2014): 81–89.

“Introduction to the Special Section: Graduate Student Symposium,” Pacific World: the Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies Third Series, Number 15 (2013).

“‘Christinity is for rubes; Buddhism is for actors’: U.S. media representations of Buddhism in the wake of the Tiger Woods scandal,” Journal of Global Buddhism 13 (2012): 61-79. [ download PDF ]

“Buddhism, media, and popular culture,” in Buddhism in the Modern World edited by David McMahan. London: Routledge, 2012.

“Locally Translocal American Shin Buddhism,” Pacific World: the Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies Third Series, Number 12 (2010). [ download PDF ]

“Sunday Morning Songs: English Language Gāthās in American Shinshū Temples.” The Pure Land. No. 22, December 2006. [ download PDF ]

“Shin Dharma Net as Virtual Dōjō.” The Pure Land. No. 20, December 2003. [ download PDF ]

Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries

“American Shin Buddhist Music,” in Asian American Religious Cultures, edited by Jonathan H. X. Lee, et al. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Press, 2015.

“Buddhism, sacred music of,” in Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition, edited by Charles Garrett, et al, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

“Siddhartha: Historical Buddha,” in The Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore, edited by Jonathan H. X. Lee and Kathleen Nadeau. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Press, 2011.

Annotated Bibliographies

“Buddhism and the Beats,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, ed. Richard Payne. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

“Buddhism in the West (North America and Europe),” in Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, ed. Richard Payne. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010; revised and updated 2018 with Thomas Calobrisi.

“Buddhism and globalization,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, ed. Richard Payne. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

“Buddhism in New Medias,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, ed. Richard Payne. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Book Reviews

Review: Silver Screen Buddha: Buddhism in Asian and Western Film, by Sharon A. Suh. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 31 (3), 2016.

Review: Mourning the Unborn Dead: a Buddhist Ritual Comes to America, by Jeff Wilson. The Journal of Global Buddhism, Volume 11, 2010.

Review: North American Buddhists in Social Context, edited by Paul David Numrich. The Journal of Global Buddhism, Volume 10, 2009.

Other writings

“The Moment: Yes, Buddhism is a religion,” Lion’s Roar 2 (3), July 2017.

Every Crime and Every Act of Kindness: Cloud Atlas, review,” guest post on the Shambhala SunSpace Blog, October 29, 2012.

We’re all in this together: a Buddhist response,” part of an interfaith response to Brian McLaren’s Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World, at the Patheos Book Club, September 25, 2012.

Stephan Colbert Brings His View of Buddhism to the ‘Nation’“, guest post on the Shambhala SunSpace Blog, September 11, 2012.

Guest Post: One City, A Buddhist Blog for Everyone, January 2010.