Meditation within movement is a million times superior to meditation in stillness—Hakuin Ekaku, referring to Dahui Zonggao
After more than twenty years in Asia, I currently live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Religious Studies constitutes my field, my hobby, and my passion.
I am affiliated with the Department of Religions and Ancient Civilizations (formerly Department of Religion) at the University of Hawaii, Mānoa Campus: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/rac/staff-member/michel-mohr/
In addition to my expertise in East Asia’s religious and intellectual history, I have a broader interest in historical and philosophical issues including universalism and nonsectarian approaches to religious practice. My teaching competence includes Asian religions, Japanese and Chinese Buddhism in particular, with a broader familiarity with the philosophy and the history of religious traditions. Because Yoga flows in my veins, Indian traditions often inform my research on Japanese or Chinese culture and history.
Receiving an award from Fulbright Taiwan to teach and conduct research at National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2022–23 opened a broad range of new perspectives, which will translate into collaborative projects across East Asia.