T. Griffith Foulk

Frieda Wildy Riggs Chair in Religious Studies

Note: on leave spring semester

BA, Williams College. MA, PhD, University of Michigan. Trained in Zen monasteries in Japan; active in Buddhist studies, with research interest in philosophical, literary, social, and historical aspects of East Asian Buddhism, especially the Ch’an/Zen tradition. Co-editor in chief, Soto Zen Text Project (Tokyo); American Academy of Religion Buddhism Section steering committee, 1987-1994, 2003-; board member, Kuroda Institute for the Study of Buddhism and Human Values. Recipient of Fulbright, Eiheiji, and Japan Foundation fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. SLC, 1995–

Undergraduate discipline: Religion

Courses taught in Religion

Courses from previous years

2014-2015
  • Chan and Zen Buddhism
  • The Buddhist Tradition in East Asia
  • The Buddhist Tradition in India, Tibet, and Southeast Asia
2013-2014
  • First-Year Studies: The Buddhist Philosophy of Emptiness
  • Japanese Buddhist Art and Literature
2012-2013
  • Chan and Zen Buddhism
  • Japanese Religion and Culture
  • The Buddhist Tradition

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