The Institute of Buddhist Studies, a graduate seminary for Buddhist Studies, Shin Buddhist Ministry, and Buddhist Chaplaincy, will hold its graduation commencement ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley.
The commencement speaker will be Dr. Paul Harrison of Stanford University who is co-director of the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies.
Degrees will be presented to the 2010 graduates followed by an Honorary Doctorate to be presented to Mr. George Aratani, of Hollywood, Ca., a long-time supporter of the IBS.
The schedule is as follows:
- 10:00 Procession
- 10:15 Opening Service
- 10:30 Introduction of Guests
- 10:40 Comments by Dr. Leroy Morishita, Chair IBS Board of Trustee
- 10:55 Commencement Address: Dr. Harrison
- 11:25 Presentation of diplomas
- 11:40 Presentation of honorary Doctorate to Mr. Aratani
- 11:45 Closing comments
- 11:50 Recessional/oshoko by attendees
- 12:00 Reception with refreshments