Seimin Kimura ｜ Researcher ｜ Buddhist studies
My research focuses on the idea of “emptiness （空, Śūnyatā）” as taught in the Hannya Shingyo (般若心経, Heart Sutra), which is very familiar to Japanese people. As a monk myself, my task is not only to study Buddhism as a literature, but also to contribute to society through Buddhist studies.
Born in Wakayama Prefecture in 1975.
Completed the Doctoral Course at the Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
Part-time Researcher at Kyoto University Institute for the Future of Human Society, and Part-time Lecturer at Shitennoji University
Seimin KIMURA (2021) “Prince Shotoku’s Comprehension of Preface” (Japanese Version Only), Bulletin of Shitennoji University, Vol. 69, pp. 323-352.
Seimin KIMURA (2020) "The Comprehension of the Sixteen Kinds of Śūnyatā in the Prajñāpāramitāpindārthasamgraha as described in the Bhagavatyāmnāyānusāriṇīnāmavyākhyā", Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Vol. 68, No. 3, pp. 102-105.
Seimin KIMURA (2019) “The Comprehension of the sixteen categories of emptiness (sūnyatā) in the Prajñāpāramitāpiṇḍārthasaṃgraha, and the relation with Prajñāpāramitāsaṃgrahakārikāvivaraṇa and the Mādhyāntavibhāga (Japanese Version Only),” Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 130–133.
Seimin KIMURA (2018) "Sixteen Kinds of Śūnyatā in the Prajñāpāramitāpiṇḍārthasaṃgraha and the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā"，Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 117–121.