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Welcome to the Institute of Buddhist Studies

Buddhist studies, chaplaincy education, and ministerial training in Berkeley, California

Who We Are

Founded in 1949, the Institute of Buddhist Studies has been dedicated to providing Buddhist education and training for more than sixty years.


We offer a number of graduate-level degree programs in general Buddhist studies, Buddhist chaplaincy, and continuing Buddhist education as well as ministerial training for the Buddhist Churches of America in the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji-ha tradition.


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