Articles

Here is a selection of some articles that I have written, talks given, a couple of podcasts, and an interview on punk rock .

 

 

PODCASTS

 

Here's an interview with Joseph Gervasi for his Loud!Fast!Philly! project chronicalling the Philadelphia punk scene. (Might have to scroll down.) Here's one with my bandmate Cordy Swope. And here's one with my bandmate Vosco Thom Adams.

 

The Imperfect Buddha dedicates a few podcast discussions to Speculative Non-Buddhism. Here is a full discussion. This partial discussion one begins at around 54:30. I also did two interviews (episodes 92 and 93).

 

INTERVIEWS

 

Here is an interview with me and my band mates about our adventure in the American punk underground, circa 1980s.

 

Here's another one, with Cordy Swope, at Seymour Magazine.

 

ARTICLES

 

Spectral Discourse
A reflection on intra-Buddhist communication.
Spectral.Discourse.pdf
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Spekulativer Non-Buddhismus
German translation and annotation of "Nascent Speculative Non-Buddhism" by Matthias Steingass.
spekulativer-non-buddhismus.pdf
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Nascent Speculative Non-Buddhism
Theory toward a critique of x-buddhism.
Nascent Speculative Non-Buddhism.pdf
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"Gautama vs. the Buddha,"
Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly, volume 8, number 2, Winter 2009: 68-73.
Gautama vs the Buddha.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [187.7 KB]
"On Translation."
Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly, volume 7, number 4, Summer 2009: 83-85.
On Translation.pdf
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"Gotama the Seeker Wrote a Very Strange Poem."
Introduction to "Forum: Does Buddhism make you happier? Debating the Third Noble Truth," Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly, volume 6, number 3, Spring 2008: 32.
Gotama the seeker.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [275.8 KB]
"om vakya da namah: Mañjuśri's mantra and its Use in Historical Perspective,"
In Edward Arnold (ed.), As Long As Space Endures: Essays on the Kalachakra Tantra in Honor of H.H. the Dalai Lama, (Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2009): 169-178.
omvakye.doc.pdf
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"Sabba: the All."
Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly, volume 7, number 2, Winter 2008: 78-79.
Sabba.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [280.7 KB]
"The Buddha Counsels a Theist: A Reading of the Tevijjasutta (Dighanikaya 13)."
Religion 38 (2008): 54-67.
TheBuddhaCounsels.pdf
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"What's dukkha? What's not?"
Shambhala Sun, volume 16, number 5, May 2008: 47-48.
SunMay08Suffering2.98114506.pdf
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"Buddhist Manifesto."
Unpublished, 2008.
Buddhist Manifesto.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [174.4 KB]
"Forum: "Do you believe in miracles?"
Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly, volume 7, number 1, Spring 2008.
BDH_Fall08_Miracles.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [534.8 KB]
"Advayavajra's Instructions on the adikarma,"
Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Fall 2003 [appeared Fall 2004]: 203-230.
Advayavajra.pdf
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"The Buddha's Remains: mantra in the Mañjusrimulakalpa."
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, volume 24, number 1, 2001/1: 89-125.
The_Buddhas_Remains_Acrobat.114110619.pd[...]
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"Wer war Han Shan? Buddhistische Denkfiguren bei Rolf Dieter Brinkmann." In: Karl-Eckhard Carius (ed..), Rolf Dieter Brinkmann Schnitte im Atemschutz (Rowohlt: München: text + kritik, 2008). [With Martin Kagel; in German.]: 132-141.

 

REVIEWS AND ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

 

"Helmuth von Glasenapp," in The Encyclopedia of Religion, Second Edition, Lindsay Jones, editor in chief (New York: MacMillan Reference, 2004).

 

"Mahasiddhas," in Holy People of the World: An Encyclopedia, Phyllis G. Jestice, editor (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Publishers, 2004).

 

"Tilopa," in Holy People of the World: An Encyclopedia, Phyllis G. Jestice, editor (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Publishers, 2004).

 

Booknote on Bibliographical Sources for Buddhist Studies: From the Viewpoint of Buddhist Philology. Addenda III, by Yasuhiro Sueki, in Religious Studies Review, January, 2002.

 

Review of Violence and Subjectivity, by V. Das, A. Kleinman, M. Ramphele, and P. Richards, editors, in The International Journal of Hindu Studies, April, 2001.

 

Review of The Faces of Buddhism in America, by C. Prebish and K. Tanaka, editors, in The International Journal of Hindu Studies, April, 2000.

 

TRANSLATIONS

 

Cornelia Mallebrein, "Inscriptional Sources for the Dating of the Historical Buddha in India: The Bodh-Gaya inscription, dated 1813 A.N." In: Heinz Bechert (ed.), When did the Buddha Live? The controversy on the dating of the historical Buddha (Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1995). From German.

 

Andre Bareau, "Some considerations concerning the problem posed by the date of the Buddha's Parinirvana." In: Heinz Bechert (ed.), When did the Buddha Live? The controversy on the dating of the historical Buddha (Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1995). From French.

 

Franz-Johannes Litsch, "Engaged Buddhsim in German-speaking Europe." In: Christopher Queen, Engaged Buddhism in the West (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2000). From German.

 

SELECTED PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

 

"Classical Buddhist View of Consciousness," Arcadia University, Psychology Department, Glenside, Pennsylvania.

 

"Gotama and God." Philadelphia Buddhist Association. Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

 

"Gotama the Philosopher." Cornell University. (Co-Sponsored by the Cornell Store, the Cornell Library, Cornell East Asia Outreach Program, Cornell South Asia Program, Cornell Southeast Asia Program and Namgyal
Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies).

 

"What is 'Buddhist Psychology?' Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

 

"Components of the Buddha's Meditation Practice," Athens Zen Group, Athens, Georgia.

 

"How did Gotama become the Buddha? An Examination of the Anapanasati
Sutta." The Won Institute of Graduate Studies. Glenside, Pennsylvania.

 

"Empty Palace: the Buddha's Conversations with Theists." Cullum Lectures. Augusta State University. Augusta, Georgia.

 

"Understanding a Buddhist Ritual." Cullum Lectures. Augusta State University. Augusta, Georgia.

 

"In the Beginning Was . . . Who Knows? The Value of Bewilderment in Indian
Religions." William and Mary College. Williamsburg, Virginia.

 

"The adikarma as 'primary practice.'" Conference of the American Oriental Society. Nashville, Tennessee.

 

"The Labor of Understanding." McGill University. Montreal, Canada.

 

"To what does 'Religion' Refer?" Hood College, Frederick, Maryland.

 

"Knowing and Doing in Indian Ritual." Bowdoin College, Brunswick , Maine.

 

"Vision and Cult: Understanding a Buddhist Ritual." St. Mary's College, St. Mary City, Maryland.

 

"How to Read a Buddhist Text," Conference of the American Oriental Society,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

"The Structure of the Pali Canon," Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany, Colloquium on Buddhist Studies.

 

"Helmut Eimer's Method of Determining the Relationship between the Various Kanjur Editions and Manuscripts," Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany, Colloquium on Buddhist Studies.



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Spring 2016

I recently did two interviews with Matthew O'Connell at the Imperfect Buddha podcast.

 

A thoughtful discussion of the Speculative Non-Buddhism project at the Imperfect Buddha podcast. Link at SNB.

 

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* New interview with my Ruin band mate Cordy Swope at Seymour Magazine.

 

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