“Lethal Fire: The Shingon Yamāntaka Abhicāra Homa,” in Journal of Religion and Violence, 6.1 (2018), 11–31. Special issue guest edited by Dr. Jimmy Yu.
“On not Understanding Extraordinary Language in the Buddhist Tantra of Japan,” in Religions 8 (2017), doi:10.3390/rel8100223. [open access]
“Jesus Christ, Tantric Deity: Syntax and Semantics in Ritual Change,” in On Meaning and Mantra: Essays in Honor of Frits Staal, ed. George Thompson and Richard K. Payne. Berkeley, CA: Institute of Buddhist Studies and BDK America, 2016: 455–476.
“‘To Whom Does Kisā Gotamī Speak?’ Grief, Impermanence, and Upāya” Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 23 (2016), 267–302.
“Mindfulness and the Moral Imperative for the Self to Improve the Self,” in Handbook of Mindfulness: Culture, Context, and Social Engagement, Ronald E. Purser, David Forbes, and Adam Burke, eds., Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer, 2016: 121–134.
“Buddhism,” in The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion, Susan Felch, ed. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016: 169–185.
“Buddhist Ritual from Syntax to Cognition: Insight Meditation and Homa,” Religions, 7.8 (2016), doi: 10.3390/rel7080104. This is open access.
“Homa: Tantric Fire Ritual,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia/Religion Aug. 2016. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.013.82.
“Buddhist Studies beyond the Nation-State,” Oxford Handbooks Online/Religion, 2016. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935420.013.13.
“The Homa of the Northern Dipper,” in David B. Gray and Ryan Richard Overbey, eds., Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), 284–307.
“Self-Representation and Cultural Expectations: Yogi Chen and Religious Practices of Life-Writing,” in Entangled Religions, 3 (2016), article 2: 33–82.
“A Commentary on The Upadeśa on the Sutras of Limitless Life with Gāthās on the Resolution to be Born Composed by the Bodhisattva Vasubandhu,” original translation by the late Roger Corless, revised and updated by Takahiko Kameyama, and edited by Richard K. Payne, in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, 3rd series, no. 17 (2015): 69–233 (pdf: Payne Tanluan). Issue also includes reprint of “The Five Contemplative Gates of Vasubandhu’s Rebirth Treatise as a Ritualized Visualization Practice,”: 43–67 (pdf: Payne 5 Cont Gates) (1996, see below).
“Integrating Christ and the Saints into Buddhist Ritual: The Christian Homa of Yogi Chen,” in Buddhist Christian Studies, vol. 35 (2015): 37-48 (DOI: 10.1353/bcs.2015.0001); a revised version of the conference presentation, translated into German, “Christus und die Heiligen in das buddhistische Ritual integrieren: Das ,,christliche Homa” des Yogi Chen,” Salzburger Theologische Zeitschrift, 19.2 (2015): 134–148.
“The Path from Metaphor to Narrative: Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation,” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, 3rd series, no. 16 (2014): 29–48. (pdf: here)
“Buddhism Beyond Borders: Beyond the Rhetorics of Rupture,” in Scott A. Mitchell and Natalie E.F. Quli, eds., Buddhism Beyond Borders: New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2015), 217–239.
“Pure Land or Pure Mind: Locus of Awakening and American Popular Religious Culture,” in Journal of Global Buddhism, 16 (2015): 16–32.
“Spiritual Guidance in Mahayana Buddhism: Zen (Chan/Son), Pure Land, Nichiren, and Vajrayana,” with Daijaku Kinst, in John Mabry, ed., Spiritual Guidance across Religions: A Sourcebook for Spiritual Directors and Other Professionals Providing Guidance to People of Differing Faith Traditions (Woodstock, Vermont: Skylight Paths, 2014).
“To Whom does Kisa Gotami Speak?: Audience Reception, Interpretation, and Therapeutic Application” in A Comprehensive Study of Grief Support and Views of Salvation as Grounded in Buddhism and Pure Land Tradition, Annual Report, Ryukoku University Open Research Center for Humanities, Science, and Religion, 2013.
“Beneath the Waves: Conceiving the Unconscious,” in Sarah F. Haynes and Michelle J. Sorensen, eds., Wading into the Stream of Wisdom: Essays in Honor of Leslie S. Kawamura (Berkeley: Institute of Buddhist Studies and BDK America, 2013)
“Why ‘Buddhist Theology’ is Not a Good Idea” in The Pure Land: Journal of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies, n.s., no. 27 (2012–2013): 37–71.
“Cognitive science and classical Buddhist philosophy of mind,” in The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science, James W. Haag, Gregory R. Peterson, and Michael L. Spezio, eds., (London and New York: Routledge, 2012), 296–307.
“Buddhism and the Powers of the Mind.” In Buddhism in the Modern World, David L. McMahan, ed. (Abingdon, UK, and New York: Routledge, 2012), 234–255.
“Fractal Journeys: Narrative Structure of the Path and of Tantric Practice,” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 14 (2012)
“Conversions of Tantric Buddhist Ritual: The Yoshida Shintō Jūhachishintō Ritual,” in István Keul, ed., Transformations and Transfer of Tantra in Asia and Beyond (Religion and Society, vol. 52. Berlin: DeGruyter, 2012).
“Bellah’s Religion in Human Evolution: four theoretical issues,” in Religion, Brain & Behavior, 2.3 (2012; doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2012.721219), 249–255.
“Ritual Studies in the Longue Durée: Comparing Shingon and Śaiva Siddhānta Homas” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 13 (2011).download: 09Payne 3.13
“Ritual of the Clear Light Mantra” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 12 (2010).
“Authority of the Buddha: The limits of knowledge in medieval Indian Buddhist epistemology,” in Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, special issue entitled “Through the looking-glass of the Buddha-mind: Strategies of cognition in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism,” vol. 11, no. 1 (2010).
“How Not to Talk about Pure Land Buddhism: A Critique of Huston Smith’s (Mis)Representations,” in Richard K. Payne, ed., Path of No Path: Contemporary Studies in Pure Land Buddhism Honoring Roger Corless,” Berkeley: Institute of Buddhist Studies and Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 2009. pdf here: how-not-to-talk-about-the-pure-land
“A Comparison of the Tibetan and Shingon Homas” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 11 (2009).
“Traditionalist Representations of Buddhism” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 10 (2008)
“Translating Ritual: Methodological Reflections on the Transmission of Esoteric Buddhist Ritual to East Asia,” in Editorial Board, International Conference on Esoteric Buddhist Studies, eds., Esoteric Buddhist Studies: Identity in Diversity (Koyasan: Koyasan University, 2008).
“Aparimitāyus: ‘Tantra’ and ‘Pure Land’ in Medieval Indian Buddhism?” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 9 (2007)
“Individuation and Awakening: Romantic Narrative and the Psychological Interpretation of Buddhism,” in Mark Unno, ed., Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures: Essays on Theories and Practices (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006).
“The Shingon Subordinating Fire Offering for Amitābha: ‘Amida Kei Ai Goma'” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 8 (2006).
“On the Ritual Culture of Japan: Symbolism, Ritual and the Arts” in Paul L. Swanson and Clark Chilson, eds., Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2005.
“Overcoming an Impoverished Ontology: Candrakīrti and the Mind–Brain Problem” in
Kelly Bulkeley, ed., Soul, Psyche, Brain: New Directions in the Study of Religion and Brain-Mind Science, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
“Seeing Buddhas, Hearing Buddhas: Cognitive Significance of Nenbutsu as Visualization and as Recitation” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 7 (2005)
“Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invisibility of the Shingon Mission to the United States” in Buddhist Missionaries in the Era of Globalization, Linda Learman, ed. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2004.
“Ritual Syntax and Cognitive Theory” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 6 (2004): 195–227.
“Creativity and Appropriation of Ritual: The Shingon and Shintō Gomas” in Matrices and Weavings: Expressions of Shingon Buddhism in Japanese Culture and Society, Bulletin of the Research Institute of Esoteric Buddhist Culture, Special Issue II, Kōyasan University, October 2004, 13–25.
“Cognitive Theories of Ritual and Buddhist Practice: An Examinaton of Ilkka Pyysiäinen’s Theory” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, third series, no. 4 (2003)
“Buddhism and the Sciences: Historical Background, Contemporary Developments,” in Ted Peters and Gaymon Bennett, eds., Bridging Science and Religion (SCM Press, London, and Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2003); German translation, “Der Buddhismus und die Naturwissenschaften: Historischer Hintergrund und aktuelle Entwicklungen” in Ted Peters, Gaymon Bennett and Kang Phee Seng, eds., Brücken bauen: Naturwissenschaft und Religion (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2006)
“Seeing Sukhāvatī: Yogācāra and the Origins of Pure Land Visualization” in The Pure Land, new series, no. 20 (2003)
“Locating Buddhism, Locating Psychology,” in Polly Young–Eisendrath and Shoji Muramoto, eds., Awakening and Insight: Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy (London and New York: Brunner/Routledge, 2002)
“Archetype and Emptiness: Comparisons, Critiques and Applications of Jung and Buddhism,” with Greg Petropoulus, in The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, 20.4 (2002), 33–73. (name changed to Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche in 2007)
“Tongues of Flame: Homologies in the Tantric Homa” in Katherine Anne Harper and Robert L. Brown, eds., The Roots of Tantra (State University of New York Press, 2002)
“Ritual Manual for the Protective Fire Offering Devoted to Mañjuśrī, Chuin Lineage,” in Tantra in Practice, ed. David Gordon White, Princeton University Press, 2000: 489–508.
“Reflections on the Shikoku Pilgrimage: Theoretical and Historical Considerations,” in the Bulletin of the Research Institute of Esoteric Buddhist Culture (高野山大学密教文化研究所紀要, Koyasan University, 1999).
“The Shingon Ajikan: Diagrammatic Analysis of Ritual Syntax,” in Religion 29.3 (July 1999): 215–229.
“Ajikan: Ritual and Meditation in the Shingon Tradition,” in Richard K. Payne, ed., Re-Visioning “Kamakura” Buddhism (Studies in East Asian Buddhism, no. 11. University of Hawai’i Press, 1998).
“The Tantric Transformation of Pūjā: Interpretation and Structure in the Study of Ritual” in Dick van der Meij, ed., India and Beyond: Aspects of Literature, Meaning, Ritual and Thought—Essays in Honour of Frits Staal (Leiden: International Institute for Asian Studies, 1997)
“The Five Contemplative Gates of Vasubandhu’s Rebirth Treatise as a Ritualized Visualization Practice,” in James Foard, Michael Solomon and Richard K. Payne, eds., The Pure Land Tradition: History and Development (Berkeley: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California at Berkeley, and the Institute of Buddhist Studies, 1996)
Hartmut O. Rotermund, “The Conception of the Japanese Kami in the Kamakura Era: Notes on the First Chapter of the Shasekishū,” translated by Richard K. Payne, Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, new series, no. 11 (1995): 304–327.
Bruno Lewin, “Activity of the Aya and Hata in the Domain of the Sacred,” translated by Richard K. Payne, with Ellen Rozett. Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, new series, no. 10 (1994): 219–230.
「世親の『浄土論』の横造的分析」translation of conference paper entitled “A Structural Analysis of Vasubandhu’s Ching tu lun” by Atsushi Yoshida, published in The Study of Western Shin Buddhism, vol. 1, The Circle for the Study of Western Shin Buddhism, Ōtani University, Kyoto, July 1993.
“Firmly Rooted: On Fudō Myōō’s Origins.” Pacific World, new series, no. 4 (Fall 1988): 6–14.
“Standing Fast: Fudō Myōō in Japanese Literature.” Pacific World, new series, no. 3 (Fall 1987): 53–58.
“The Theory of Meaning in the Buddhist Logicians, The Historical and Intellectual Context
of Apoha,” Journal of Indian Philosophy, 15 (1987).