Alan is a certified "Energy Healer Click on picture to learn about Alan Work as a health professional.
Alan Billups is a 1992 Graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C. Alan has been a Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist since he was 18 months old. At the time of this posting Alan is 45 years old. Alan's father Aaron Billups was once a top leader in the NSA or Nichiren Shoshu of America organization. In 1993 Alan debated SGI study Chief Greg Martin regarding the legitimate heritage of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. The True Buddha Nichiren Daishonin writes; "Both Practice & Study arise from faith." Alan has both a strong practice and exceptional study. We at the Proud Black Buddhist website hold that; "Black Scholars & Black teachers must emerge to introduce and teach Buddhism to Black people in America. We hold that it is the Priest role to maintain the purity of Buddhism from within, however in society we Americans are the teachers and the ones who can effectively communicate Buddhist Teachings.
Pictures of Alan in Ghana introducing Africans to Buddhism in 1998. Alan introduced Buddhism in Ethiopia. He has traveled to Japan over 40 times. Also he traveled to India to study the roots of Buddhism. Alan speak fluent Portuguese and he travels to Brazil 4 times a year. Alan lives in the Washington D.C. area.
The 4 pictures above shows Alan in Ghana in 1998. The high intellect and profound Buddhist teachings Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism can penetrate America culture by waking up and introducing the profound teaching to Americans. This can only happen if Buddhism integrates itself into the cultural spectrum of American people. In regards to Black people in America it will take Black people to teach Black people.
Alan Billups, Rev. Yamada and Anthony "Amp" Elmore pose for a photograph. Anthony and Alan are at the Nichiren Shoshu head temple in Japan. Rev. Yamda was passing through. The group met in Ghana during the Nichiren ShoshuTemple opening in Ghana in 1998 and each was passing pleasant words and glad to see each other again.
Alan Billups at the Nichiren Shoshu head Temple at Taisekiji Japan. Alan stop to pose at one of the beautiful settings at the temple in Japan.
Anthony "Amp" Elmore, Proud Black Buddhist website founder and Alan Billups pose in Japan at night after worshing a the Mid-night or early morning prayer service that starts each day at 2:00 a.m.