Managing Director and Buddhist Monk
Japan Fellowship of Buddhists
Shoukei Matsumoto is Managing Director of the Japan Fellowship of Buddhists and a Buddhist Monk in the Komyoji Temple, Jodo-Shinshu Hongwanji-ha. After completing a BA in Literature from the University of Tokyo in 1979, he served as Head of the Komyoji Young Buddhist Association and initiated new projects such as the Temple Cafe? Project. In 2008, the association was awarded the Shoriki Matsutaro Prize. Matsumoto is also the Founder of Virtual Temple Higanji, one of the most popular websites for Buddhists in Japan. In 2011, he completed an MBA from the Indian School of Business as an Ambassadorial Scholar of the Rotary Foundation. After graduating, he started Mirai no Jushoku-Juku, a temple management school for Buddhist priests and monks. Matsumoto has published more than five books in Japanese, some of which have been translated into other languages.