Keiki Nakayama

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Keiki Nakayama | Research Fellow | Indian Buddhism

My research interests are the Buddhist doctrine of “諸行無常 (shogyō-mujō, the impermanence of all things),” which is deeply rooted in the psyche of the Japanese people. I attempt to clarify how the doctrine is applied in Buddhist practice. In particular, focusing on the Yogācāra school, which was one of the two major schools of Mahāyāna Buddhism in the history of Indian Buddhism, I study the observation of impermanence in their meditation practice (yoga) that they put emphasis on.

E-Mail: nakayama.keiki.2n[at]


Graduated from Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University (Buddhist Studies), 2015
Finished Master’s Program, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University (Buddhist Studies), 2018
Research fellow (DC2) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2019-2021
Finished Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University (Buddhist Studies), 2022
Researcher at Kyoto University Institute for the Future of Human Society, 2022 - current
Lecturer at Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, 2022 – current
Researcher at Faculty of Humanities, Law and Economics, Mie University, 2022 – current

共著 The Seventy-five elements (dharma) in the Madhyamakapañcaskandhaka: Bauddhakośa, A Treasury of Buddhist Terms and Illustrative Sentences, Volume VIII (Studia Philologica Buddhica, Monograph Series XL, Tokyo: The International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 2022)

共著 (翻訳)『シリーズ実践仏教II:現世の活動と来世の往生』(臨川書店, 2020)

・“How long do impermanent things last? Momentariness in the *Bodhisattvabhūmivyākhyā” (Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies Vol. 70, No. 3, 2022)

・“The Criticism of Theism in the Śrāvakabhūmi of the Yogācārabhūmi” (Religions of South Asia Vol. 15-1, 2021)

・「『瑜伽師地論』「声聞地」出世間道における刹那滅観察––了相作意から勝解作意へ––」(『密教文化』243, 2019)

・「『瑜伽師地論』「声聞地」の修道論における無常観察の特徴とその位置づけ––準備段階から出世間道へ––」(『密教文化』242, 2019)

・共著「律儀の獲得––倶舎論安慧疏・業品第35偈の梵文和訳––」(『対法雑誌』2, 2021)

・共著「梵文和訳 阿毘達磨集論 (5)」(『インド学チベット学研究』24, 2020)