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Minister , writer

Ruth Milander Tabrah, minister, writer. Founder Buddhist Study Center Press, Honolulu, 1979; member Hawaii State Board Education, Honolulu, 1966-1978; chairman Hawaii County Democratic Committee, Hilo, 1979-1980. Member International Association Shin Buddhist Studies.

Background

Tabrah, Ruth Milander was born on February 28, 1921 in Buffalo. Daughter of Henry Milander and Ruth Harwood.

Education

Bachelor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1941.

Career

Minister Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Honolulu, from 1983. Lecturer in field.

Works

Religion

Ruth Tabrah received ordination of the Buddhist denomination Jodo Shinshu. She was in demand as a speaker on religious topics. She was a leading member of the “Hawaii Association of International Buddhists”, an ecumenical group working in education and social advancement.

Membership

Founder Buddhist Study Center Press, Honolulu, 1979, member Hawaii State Board Education, Honolulu, 1966-1978, chairman Hawaii County Democratic Committee, Hilo, 1979-1980. Member International Association Shin Buddhist Studies.

Connections

Married Frank L. Tabrah, May 8, 1943 (division August 1970). Children: Joseph, Thomas.

father:
Henry Milander

mother:
Ruth Harwood

spouse:
Frank L. Tabrah

children:
Joseph Tabrah

Thomas Tabrah

friend and colleague:
Takamaro Shigaraki
Takamaro Shigaraki - friend and colleague of Ruth Milander Tabrah

Takamaro Shigaraki is a famous Buddhist scholar from Japan. Ruth Tabrah edited his books in English for the Buddhist Study Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

friend:
Kosho Ohtani
Kosho Ohtani - friend of Ruth Milander Tabrah

Kosho Ohtani was the supreme abbot (monshu) of the Buddhist denomination Honpa Hongwanji (Jodo Shinshu). Ruth Tabrah, a leading member of this denomination in Hawaii, was a friend and supporter of Kosho Ohtani.

friend and colleague:
Volker Zotz
Volker Zotz - friend and colleague of Ruth Milander Tabrah

Volker Zotz is an Austrian philosopher and writer. He was a close friend of Ruth Tabrah and wrote her biography in German language: „Von Milltown via Sable Rapids nach Echigo. Leben und Werk der Ruth Tabrah.“ (Damaru # 35, 2004)