Dr. Shinobu Arai Apple earned her PhD in Buddhist Studies
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. She
also earned a Master’s degree in the Languages and Cultures
of Asia. Her dissertation topic was the Value of Simple Practice:
A Study on Tiantai Zhiyi’s Liumaio Famen.
Dr. Apple has been a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta
and at the University of Calgary. A writer and translator, she
contributes articles to The Institute of Oriental Philosophy in Tokyo, Japan.
She and her husband Dr. James B. Apple formed a team called the
University of Calgary Buddhist Studies Team to translate sutras for
84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha, a global non-profit
initiative to translate all the Buddha’s words into modern languages,
and to make them available to everyone.
Dr. Apple and Dr. James B Apple have written a number of journal