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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Request for Proposals: religion and technology
The Institute of Buddhist Studies, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, invites proposals from scholars across the academic disciplines...
Pacific World 3.19 (2017) Now Online
The first of two special sections for the 2017 issue of Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies is now available online. The...
Visiting Scholar, Enrique Galvan-Alvarez
Beginning in January 2018, the Institute of Buddhist Studies welcomes a visiting scholar to Berkeley, Enrique Galvan-Alvarez. Prof. Galvan-Alvarez...
Institute of Buddhist Studies Wins Major Grant from Henry Luce Foundation to Support Program Addressing Technologies’ Impacts on Human Relationships
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $475,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to support Public...
Fifth Annual Memorial Service
The Institute of Buddhist Studies conducted its 5th Annual Memorial Service on October 26, 1917 at 7 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center Kodo, Berkeley,...
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  1. American Academy of Religion Western Region

    March 23 - March 25
  2. 2018 Graduation and Commencement

    May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Graduate Student Symposium

    October 5