Charles Prebish

Charles Prebish

Dr. Charles Prebish is the author of Luminous Passage: The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America, and co-editor of The Faces of Buddhism in America. He held the Charles Redd Chair in Religious Studies at Utah State University from 2007 until 2010.

Recent Articles

is buddhism a religion

Is Buddhism a Religion?

Is Buddhism a religion, psychology, or way of life? Our three experts, Charles Prebish, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and Joan Sutherland, join the debate.

American Buddhism

Commentary: We’ve Come a Long Way

Charles Prebish reflects on the changes in American Buddhism that have occurred in the thirty years since the publication of his seminal work.

A Lotus in Mormon Land

In Utah, Buddhist scholar Charles Prebish is surprised to discover a Buddhist community thriving alongside its Mormon neighbors.

Forum: Book Power

How the publishing industry is influencing Buddhism in the West, with introduction by Charles Prebish.

The New Panditas

Charles Prebish examines the emerging role of Buddhist scholar-practitioners and how they are deepening our understanding of Buddhism.