Ruben L. F. Habito

Professor of World Religions and Spirituality Director of Spiritual Formation

Ruben L. F. Habito




Doctor of Letters Certificate, Tokyo University; S.T.L., Sophia University, 1978; M.Lit., Tokyo University, 1975; B.A., Ateneo de Manila University, 1969

Teaching Specialties

World religions, East Asian Buddhism, theology of religions and comparative theology, interreligious perspectives in spirituality and mysticism

Research Interests

Japanese medieval Buddhism, themes in comparative theology, spirituality and socio-ecological engagement

Selected Publications

:: Zen and the Spiritual Exercises: Paths of Awakening and Transformation. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2013.

:: The Gospel Among Religions: ChristianMinistry, Theology and Spirituality in a Multireligious World. Co-edited with David R. Brockman. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2010.

:: Vida Zen, Vida Divina: un Dialogo entre Budismo Zen y Cristianismo. Mexico D.F.: Editorial Pax, 2008. (Spanish edition of Living Zen, Loving God. Wisdom Publications, 2004.)

:: Healing Breath: Zen for Buddhists and Christians in a Wounded World. 3rd ed., rev. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006

:: Experiencing Buddhism: Ways of Wisdom and Compassion. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2005.

Professional Distinctions

Elected to the American Theological Society, 2015; President, Society for Buddhist Christian Studies, 2003-2005; Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology, 1995-96