Stephen Torowicz is originally from Manasquan, New Jersey. He is currently a Ph.D. majoring in Chinese Buddhism while minoring in Japanese Buddhism. He has three master’s degrees and a B.A in Religion. The first masters is a M.A. in Chinese Language and Culture from Seton Hall University. The second and third masters are a Masters of Oriental Medicine and a Masters of Acupuncture from Tri State College of Acupuncture. His main research interests lie at the intersection of Buddhism, medicine, and the martial arts. He very interested in how Buddhism utilized Chinese medicine and other medical modalities in treating the body. In particular, he want to understand and research the tangible aspects of medicine in which Buddhists utilized to heal injuries sustained through training, combat, and the everyday mundane activities of life. He want to understand not the healing of the heart, but the healing of the body.
An introduction to Buddhism as both a religion and an array of cultural traditions, with emphasis on its various contributions to the formation of the South, Central, Southeast, and East Asian civilizations.