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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News & Updates

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...
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...
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  1. Realizing the Vision: the 10th Anniversary of the Jodo Shinshu Center

    October 22 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  2. Seeking Accreditation Visit

    February 28, 2017 - March 2, 2017