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Dear colleagues,

The editorial committee is pleased to announce that the third issue in the fourth series of Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies is now complete and available for download from

Pacific World is an annual, open-access, and anonymous peer-reviewed journal in English devoted to the dissemination of historical, textual, critical, and interpretive studies of Buddhism across all traditions and historical periods. Pacific World is funded through the generosity of BDK/America.

PACIFIC WORLD, 4th ser., vol. 3 (2022)

Beyond Mindfulness: Buddhism & Health in the US

C. Pierce Salguero

Japanese Buddhist Women in Hawai‘i: Waves of Change

            Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Gifts of the Goddess: Offerings of Dhāraṇī (Memory Enhancement), Mantras, and Tantric Invocation Rituals by Sarasvatī and Śrī in the Sutra of Golden Light

Hillary Langberg

Buddhism without Buddhists? Academia & Learning to See Buddhism Like a State

Joseph Walser


Pure Land: History, Tradition, and Practice by Charles B. Jonesreviewed by Edward Arnold

Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan by Jolyon Baraka Thomasreviewed by Nathan Jishin Michon

Karma and Punishment: Prison Chaplaincy in Japan by Adam Lyonsreviewed by Nathan Jishin Michon

Jewels, Jewelry, and Other Shiny Things in the Buddhist Imaginary, ed. Vanessa R. Sassonreviewed by Bryce Heatherly

Buddhism and Modernity: Sources from Nineteenth-Century Japan, ed. Orion Klautau and Hans Martin Krämerreviewed by Brian Victoria

Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions: A Historical Perspective by Anālayo Bhikkhureviewed by Bruno M. Shirley

American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War by Duncan Ryūken Williamsreviewed by Alice Freeman



Editorial Committee:

Richard K. Payne, Chair

Natalie Fisk Quli, Senior Editor

Thomas Calobrisi, Book Reviews Editor

Daijaku Judith Kinst

Nancy G. Lin

Scott A. Mitchell

Takashi Miyaji


Editorial Advisory Board:

Anne Blackburn, Cornell University

Courtney Bruntz, Doane University

Melissa Curley, Ohio State University

Gil Fronsdal, Institute of Buddhist Studies

David Gray, Santa Clara University

Maria Heim, Amherst College

Hsiao-lan Hu, University of Detroit Mercy

David McMahan, Franklin and Marshall College

Lori Meeks, University of Southern California

Eisho Nasu, Ryukoku University

Elizabeth Ørberg, University of Copenhagen

Aaron Proffitt, State University of New York, Albany

Cristina Rocha, Western Sydney University

Brooke Schedneck, Rhodes College

Daniel Veidlinger, California State University, Chico

Pamela Winfield, Elon University



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