Jesse Robert LeFebvre is a 34 year old man from Wisconsin, U.S.A. who has trained in Japan for 13 years since 2002, receiving the rank of priest (junior prelate) in the Buzan Order of Shingon Buddhism last June. He is currently pursuing a doctoral program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, specializing in Shingon Esoteric Buddhism, Japanese Buddhism, Japanese religions, and Chinese Buddhism. While diligently pursuing his daily studies, he is spending his long holiday by coming to Japan to make the Saigoku Sanjusansho pilgrimage and is relaying its many appeals across the world on Facebook.
Jesse Robert LeFebvre, Male, Age 35 (born September 8, 1980)
|1999||Entered Minnesota State University, College of Humanites & Social Sciences, History Department|
Participated in the Antioch College Overseas Buddhism Studies Program in Japan
Participated in a Nanzan University program in Japan
|2006||Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 1|
Entered the priesthood at Enjyozan Jimyoin Temple, Buzan Order of Shingon Buddhism (Buddhist name: Jyoji)
Attained the rank of priest (junior prelate) in the Buzan Order of Shingon Buddhism