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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Student Scholarships Available
For more than half a century, the Institute of Buddhist Studies has offered graduate-level educational programs for those pursuing careers in Shin...
IASBS Panel at American Academy of Religion
On behalf of the International Association for Shin Buddhist Studies, North American District, IBS announces the following panel held in conjunction...
IASBS 2017 Announcement
Institute of Buddhist Studies' faculty and community have long contributed and supported the work of the International Association of Shin Buddhist...
IBS Celebrates Fifty Years as a Graduate School: part two
The 1980s were a historic time in the development of IBS. We were fortunate to receive strong support from Ryukoku University and the Jodo Shinshu...
Development Bulletin
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Buddhist Studies as a graduate school, we are at a pivotal point of taking a giant leap...
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