Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson is an assistant professor of religious
studies and East Asian studies in Ontario. His most recent books include: Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America (Oxford University Press 2009) and Buddhism of the Heart: Reflections on Shin Buddhism and Inner Togetherness (Wisdom Publications 2009). His next book, with University of North Carolina Press, will examine Buddhism in the American South.

Recent Posts by Jeff

Barbershop Dharma

God-breathed, with a little off the side. A new excerpt from the KtB anthology, Believer, Beware.

Birth Is Suffering

The Buddha named his son “Fetter” for a reason.

White Ashes

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but the loss of a loved one will haunt you forever.

Persistence of Memory

Can we mourn for those who aren’t dead?

Fear of Falling

When terror strikes, what matters more — faith, or a weapon?

Killing the Buddha

Tofu and War Gods

At a Chinese-food restaurant devoted to a god of war, wisdom and compassion are best served vegetarian-style.



Sneak a peek at Siddhartha’s not-so-immaculate conception.