Rev. Takashi Miyaji has been a minister of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple since December of 2017. He grew up in Los Angeles, California.
He has graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Japanese language and literature, Institute of Buddhist Studies at Berkeley, California with a Master’s in Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan with a Master’s Degree in Shin Buddhist Studies, and completed the doctoral coursework at Ryukoku University. He specializes in the areas of Japanese Buddhism and religion, translation of Buddhist scripture, and Jodo Shinshu doctrine and ethics.
Takashi has received his Tokudo and Kyoshi qualifications at the Honpa Hongwanji school located in Kyoto, Japan. He is currently working on his dissertation on Shin Buddhist ethics.