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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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...
Buddhist Healing Principles: recording from annual chaplaincy conference
This past June, three members of the IBS community participated in the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Rev. Dr....
Institute of Buddhist Studies Granted WSCUC Candidacy
The Institute of Buddhist Studies has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)....
Call for papers: grad student proposals due July 15, 2017
Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms October 6, 2017—Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley,...
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  1. Memorial Service

    October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. IASBS Events at AAR

    November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Church & State, Religion & Race in American Society

    February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. American Academy of Religion Western Region

    March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018