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

2018 Graduation and Commencement
Dr. Jack Masakazu Fujimoto, the fourth IBS Trustee Chair from 1982 to 1993, was presented the IBS President's Award by Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, IBS...
Pacific World Journal transitions to peer review format
With the support of BDK America Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies continues to make changes designed to improve its...
Call for papers: 2018 graduate student symposium
Graduate Student Symposium: Buddhist Political Engagements and Imaginaries October 5, 2018, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, CA The theme of...
Request for Proposals: religion, technology, and human relationships
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...
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  1. New and Returning Student Orientation

    August 22 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Graduate Student Symposium

    October 5
  3. Annual Memorial Service (tentative)

    November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Spring Colloquy (tentative)

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