Buddhist Education

Through educational programs grounded in critical thinking and academic freedom, IBS empowers students to become effective and engaged scholars, teachers, ministers, and chaplains. We fulfill this mission through our degree and certificate programs, providing a graduate education in the entirety of the Buddhist tradition.

Programs are flexible, allowing students to personalize their education to suit their professional goals in ministry, chaplaincy, or academic Buddhist studies. Explore our programs to see all of what IBS has to offer.

Through degree and certificate programs, IBS fulfills its mission to provide graduate education in the entirety of the Buddhist tradition. Explore more here and discover the right path for your continued Buddhist education.

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Our faculty produce leading edge scholarship and are active in academic and Buddhist communities, locally and internationally.

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IBS offers a number of options for online and distance education students. Click here to learn about our programs and get resources for Buddhist education at a distance.

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In addition to IBS’s rare book collection, students enjoy library privileges at some of the top academic and research libraries in the country, including the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley.

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Degree program students have opportunities to study Buddhism in Asia, at either Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan, or Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts in Taipei, Taiwan.

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