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

Buddhist Healing Principles: recording from annual chaplaincy conference
This past June, three members of the IBS community participated in the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Rev. Dr....
Institute of Buddhist Studies Granted WSCUC Candidacy
The Institute of Buddhist Studies has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)....
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...
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Events

  1. Summer 2017 Pacific Seminar

    August 18 - August 20
  2. Fall 2017 Student Orientation

    August 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Graduate Student Symposium: Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms

    October 6
  4. IASBS Events at AAR

    November 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. American Academy of Religion Western Region

    March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018