Johnny Edward Dean Jr.

Johnny Edward Dean Jr.

Johnny Edward Dean Jr. is a writer and podcast host of “This is Buddhism my Homie”, and a practitioner of Nichiren Shu Buddhism who currently resides in Tucson, AZ.

Recent Articles

The Sutra That Saved Me

Nichiren practitioner Johnny Edward Dean Jr. reflects on how his daily practice and chanting the Odaimoku helped him navigate mental health challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Spiritual Leadership of Malcolm X

For Malcolm X Day, four Buddhist practitioners and teachers offer their commentary on Malcolm X's spiritual journey.

The Voice of Liberation

Hip hop, like Buddhism, is about liberation. Johnny Edward Dean Jr. on the dharma of Big Sean.

The Future Is Now

The future of Buddhism will be decided by how we act right now, says Johnny Edward Dean Jr. He’s putting his faith into action on the South Side of Chicago.