Web & Media

Screen-Shot-2015-03-21-at-5.49.10-PMOnline Projects 

  • The Jivaka Project: This project in progress is an ethnographic study of Buddhist healing and healers in the Greater Philadelphia area, using undergraduate research assistants to conduct questionnaires, interviews, and audio-visual recordings. See the project website.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: “Buddhism: Medicine.” DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780195393521-0140 [paywall link]
  • Digital Dictionary of Buddhism: list of my entries related to Chinese Buddhist medicine in the DDB. (Use “guest/guest” to log in.)
  • Bibliography of Buddhism & Medicine: I am a contributor to the H-Buddhism Bibliography Project on Zotero. You can see all entries under the “medicine” tag without being a member, and can also subscribe via RSS to receive updates when more is added.
  • Facebook: I have founded two professional Facebook groups exclusively for scholars of Buddhism and of Asian Medicine, with collectively about 1300 members. (These are private groups, so to join please send me a private message or email to join.)
  • Other links: my Academia.edu profile, my faculty webpage at Abington College, my Facebook Page, my Twitter feed.

Blogs & Popular Articles

  • 2019, “Survey of Buddhist Healing Practices in Philadelphia Publicly Available” (BuddhistDoor)
  • 2019, Contributor: “What was the First Recreational Drug?” (Gizmodo)
  • 2018, “Curing Illness with Meditation in Sixth Century China” (BuddhistDoor)
  • 2017, “A Roundup of Critical Perspectives on Meditation” (Patheos.com)
  • 2016, “Paging Dr Dharma” (Tricycle Magazine)
  • 2016, “Buddhist Medicine” (Penn Museum Blog or Penn Press Blog)
  • 2016, “Buddhism and Health” (Patheos.com)
  • 2016, “What is Buddhist Medicine?” (Patheos.com)
  • 2015, “Is Yoga Cultural Appropriation?” (Patheos.com)
  • 2014, “Translating Meditation in Popular American Media” (Patheos.com)
  • 2014, “Dynasties & Dragons: A Role-Playing Game for Developing Term Papers” (Medium.com)
  • 2013, “A Beginner’s Guide to the Academic Study of History of Chinese Medicine” (AsianMedicineZone.com)
  • 2013, “A Beginner’s Guide to the Academic Study of Chinese Buddhist Texts” (Medium.com)
  • 2013, “Abstracts of Buddhist Medical Sources in Pāli” (AsianMedicineZone.com)

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Recorded Lectures


Reviews of Buddhism & Medicine Anthology, vol. 1 (2017):

Reviews of Translating Buddhist Medicine (2014):


Teaching and Campus Service