Buddhist Studies in Berkeley

Providing Buddhist education in Berkeley since 1949, the Institute of Buddhist Studies offers a range of graduate-level degree and certificate programs in the entirety of the Buddhist tradition. Read more to see if our programs are right for you!

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Visiting Scholar, Enrique Galvan-Alvarez
Beginning in January 2018, the Institute of Buddhist Studies welcomes a visiting scholar to Berkeley, Enrique Galvan-Alvarez. Prof. Galvan-Alvarez...
Institute of Buddhist Studies Wins Major Grant from Henry Luce Foundation to Support Program Addressing Technologies’ Impacts on Human Relationships
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $475,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to support Public...
Fifth Annual Memorial Service
The Institute of Buddhist Studies conducted its 5th Annual Memorial Service on October 26, 1917 at 7 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center Kodo, Berkeley,...
Call For Papers: AAR Western Regional Meeting
The Institute of Buddhist Studies will be hosting the Western Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion from March 23-25, 2018. The...
Whorling Wisdom: in celebration of the eclipse
Note: in celebration of the solar eclipse, Dr. Paula Arai (Louisiana State University) shares the following from her forthcoming book, The Art of...
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  1. IBS Winter Symposium: Religiosity & Social Consciousness

    February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. American Academy of Religion Western Region

    March 23 - March 25