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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Updated Degree Programs
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce an update to its degree programs which will better meet the needs of our students and their...
IBS Celebrates 2016 Graduates
Five Institute of Buddhist Studies’ students were presented with their Masters Degrees at commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the...
Institute of Buddhist Studies Appoints New Provost and Dean
The original founding vision and spirit of creating the Institute of Buddhist Studies as a world-class educational center is advancing to the next...
Institute of Buddhist Studies Seeks Accreditation
In December 2015, the Institute of Buddhist Studies was granted eligibility to pursue accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and...
2015 Annual Memorial Service
The Institute of Buddhist Studies conducted its annual Memorial Service to express it deepest gratitude to many IBS friends, who have supported the...
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  1. Symposium: Shin Buddhism and Globalization

    August 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Pacific Seminar: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Beyond Borders

    August 19 @ 5:00 pm - August 21 @ 1:00 pm
  3. Fall 2016 New and Returning Student Orientation

    August 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm