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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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,...
Call For Papers: AAR Western Regional Meeting
The Institute of Buddhist Studies will be hosting the Western Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion from March 23-25, 2018. The...
Whorling Wisdom: in celebration of the eclipse
Note: in celebration of the solar eclipse, Dr. Paula Arai (Louisiana State University) shares the following from her forthcoming book, The Art of...
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)....
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  1. IBS Winter Symposium: Religiosity & Social Consciousness

    February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. American Academy of Religion Western Region

    March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018