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

First Meeting of Public Theologies of Technology and Presence Grantees
Institute of Buddhist Studies Hosts Religion Scholars and Journalists from Across the US to Address Technology’s Impacts on Human...
Board of Trustees Approves New Mission Statement
At its November 2018 meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Buddhist Studies updated its mission statement to: To provide graduate level...
Report on the 2018 IBS Annual Memorial Service
The Institute of Buddhist Studies conducted its 6thAnnual Memorial Service on October 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center Kodo, Berkeley, CA...
American Academy of Religion Meeting in Denver
The American Academy of Religion, North America's largest professional organization dedicated to the academic study of religion, will hold its annual...
Report on the 2018 Graduate Student Symposium
The Institute of Buddhist Studies hosted its fifth annual Graduate Student Symposium on October 5, 2018, at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley. Five...
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Events

  1. Hearing the Light: innovation and compassion in American Pure Land Buddhism, BCANCM Symposium

    March 7, 2019
  2. 2019 Ryukoku Lecture (1): The World of Theravadins

    March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. 2019 Ryukoku Lecture (2): The World of Theravadins

    March 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Spring Colloquy (tentative)

    April 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm