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 Panel at American Academy of Religion
On behalf of the International Association for Shin Buddhist Studies, North American District, IBS announces the following panel held in conjunction...
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...
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  1. An Ancient Doctrine for New Times: IASBS Panel at AAR 2016

    November 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Seeking Accreditation Visit

    February 28, 2017 - March 2, 2017