My name is Indrajāla. I was born in the prairie province of Saskatchewan in Canada, but raised in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
In my teenage years I developed a deep interest in Buddhism and pursued it both academically and spiritually. I spend a lot of my free time reading on the subject while trying to digest it all through writing brief articles which I archive here. Any errors or typos are my own.
I also translate Japanese and Chinese into English. The bulk of my work has been related to Buddhism. As of April 2013 much of what I have done for others is still awaiting publication.
I've traveled around both East and South Asia as a pilgrim, student and scholar. I don't have much of a permanent address and have been wandering for a few years now.
I am a Buddhist monk. As a śramaṇa I strive to walk the path to liberation, cultivate virtue and help others where possible.
My numerous interests include Classical and Modern Chinese, Japanese, Buddhism, Abhidharma, philosophy, Asian history and meditation.
- Master's Degree in Buddhist Studies, Komazawa University (Japan), 2011.
Concentrations: Classical Chinese language, Classical Chinese Buddhism, Buddhist History.
Thesis: 法蔵の『梵網経菩薩戒本疏』に於ける価値観とその背景 (Japanese) / "A Study of Ethics in Fazang's Commentary on the Brahma Net Sūtra and its Background."
- Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, University of Alberta (Canada), 2009.
Major: East Asian Studies
Minor: Chinese Literature
- Translator. Nakamura Gyōmyō, Buddhist Tales in Modern Times: Stories of the Soul. New Delhi: Sterling Paperbacks, 2013. (ISBN 978-81-207-4445-5)
- Translator. Nakamura Gyōmyō, Buddhist Tales for the Soul. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt.Ltd., 2012. (ISBN 978-81-207-6841-3)