Graduate Theological Union

Richard Payne

Richard PayneGraduate Theological Union
Institute of Buddhist Studies: Dean and Professor of Buddhist Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1995

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
M.A., Nyingma Institute
B.A. and M.A., San Jose State University

E-mail: rkpayne1@mac.com

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Tantric Fire Ritual
  • Ritual Studies—Ritual Historiography and Ritual Structure

Selected Publications

  • Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhism (Edited with Taigen Dan Leighton), RoutledgeCurzon, 2006.
  • Tantric Buddhism in East Asia (Editor), Wisdom Publications, 2005.
  • Language Conducive to Awakening: Categories of Language Use in East Asian Buddhism with Particular Attention to the Vajrayana Tradition, Iudicium Verlag, 1998.
  • "Overcoming an Impoverished Ontology," in Soul, Psyche and Brain (Edited by Kelly Bulkeley), Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
  • "Tongues of Flame: Homologies in the Tantra Homa," in Roots of Tantra,  State University of New York Press, 2002.

 

 

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