Buddhist Studies in Berkeley

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News & Updates

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,...
“Be the Refuge”: Reflections on Karma & Gratitude, Suffering & Spiritual Friendship
Editor's note: the following is text of the 2017 Commencement Address by IBS alum Chenxing Han, delivered during the graduation ceremony on Friday...
2017 Graduation and Commencement
Five Institute of Buddhist Studies’ students were presented with their Masters Degree at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 19, 2016 in...
Review of Homa Variations posted to AAR’s Reading Religions
From the AAR’s Reading Religions: Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée  Editors: Richard K. Payne, Michael...
IBS Symposium Generates New Conversations
On Friday, April 14, nearly fifty Buddhist scholars, teachers, and activists convened at the Jodo Shinshu Center for a much-anticipated IBS symposium...
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Events

  1. Graduate Student Symposium: Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms

    October 6