Rev. David Matsumoto

Rev. David Matsumoto

President, Institute of Buddhist Studies

Residence: Albany, CA
Occupation: President, Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS)

How would you describe your religious affiliation and/or spiritual background?

Ordained by the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha of Kyoto, Japan and affiliated with the Buddhist Churches of America, San Francisco. Served as minister at the Stockton Buddhist Temple and Berkeley Buddhist Temple.

In one word, how would you describe the way you feel about the GTU?


What excites you about becoming a member of the GTU’s Board of Trustees?

IBS is excited to join its partners in working to bring about the fulfillment of the GTU’s expanded vision. Personally, I am looking forward to learning from my new colleagues and contributing to a dynamic and professional Board of Trustees.

What do you find inspiring about GTU 2.0 and the future of the GTU?

Grounded upon nearly 60 years of excellent scholarship and religious education, the GTU is set to explore the implications and real-world applications of multi-religious thought and practice.

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