This festschrift volume commemorating the late Richard H. Robinson, founder of the Buddhist Studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was compiled in honor of Professor Robinson’s contributions to Buddhist studies. It is designed for Buddhologists and the specialized reader in religion and philosophy.
The studies and essays and in this collection represent some of the best of contemporary scholarship in Mahayana Buddhist studies and deal with the theory and practice of Mahayana meditation. The use of original sources and the presentation of previously un-translated material make this collection a significant contribution to the understanding of Buddhist meditation as it developed historically, intellectually, and in actual practice.
About the Author:
Minoru Kiyota received his B.A. from the University of California in 1949, and worked for the Far East U.S. Air Intelligence in civilian capacity during the Korean War. After the war, he enrolled at Tokyo University as a graduate student and received his Ph.D. from the Department of Indian Philosophy in 1963. He then was employed as an Assistant Professor by the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a joint appointment in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature. In 1989, he was given a post as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Kinesiology and began to teach Kendo. He retired in 1999, but continues to teach Kendo.