Below is a listing of current and past IBS course offerings. Please visit the GTU website for a complete list of all available courses throughout the GTU consortium as well as advanced search options.

For registration information, please review the Registrar’s page.

Important dates and deadlines:

Spring 2015
Early Registration: 11/10/14 – 11/21/14
General Registration: 1/19/15 – 1/30/15

Please review the complete academic calendar for registration deadlines to avoid paying extra fees.

* Note: While the IBS offers a set of classes each semester, there are instances in which a class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If there are enough students to warrant, and the instructor is willing, such a class may be converted from a regular class format to a directed studies format, with fewer meetings over the course of a semester. 

Courses Listings for 2014-2015

Spring 2015


HR 1550 : Life and Teachings of the Buddha
Instructor: Gil Fronsdal
Level: Introductory
Location: JSC 131
Time: M 9:40 - 12:30PM

HR 1596 : Intro to Theravada Buddhist Traditions
Instructor: Natalie Quli
Level: Introductory
Location: JSC 130
Time: T 9:40AM - 12:30PM

HR 4548 : Topics in Shin Buddhist Thought: Shinshu Otani Thought
Instructor: David Matsumoto
Level: Advanced
Location: JSC 130
Time: T 2:10PM - 5:00PM

HRHS 1518 : Buddhist Traditions of East Asia
Instructor: Charlie Pokorny
Level: Introductory
Location: JSC 131
Time: T 2:10PM - 5:00PM

HRHS 3250 : Seven Masters of Jodo Shinshu: History of the Pure Land Tradition
Instructor: Harry Bridge
Level: Intermediate
Location: JSC 130
Time: M 9:40 - 12:30PM

HRHS 8450 : Topics in Japanese Religion: Japanese Religious Landscape
Instructor: Lisa Grumbach
Level: Intermediate
Location: Online
Time:

HRHS 8454 : Topics in Buddhist Traditions of Japan: Teachings of Zen Master Dogen
Instructor: Taigen Leighton
Level: Advanced
Location: Online
Time:

HRPH 2850 : Buddhism in the West
Instructor: Scott Mitchell
Level: Intermediate
Location: JSC 130
Time: Th 2:10PM - 5:00PM

HRPH 3243 : Topics in the Buddhist Traditions of South Asia: Buddhist Teaching of Karma and Rebirth
Instructor: Bhante Seelawimala
Level: Intermediate
Location: JSC 130
Time: W 9:40AM - 12:30PM

HRPH 4556 : Topics in Buddhist Thought: The Creative Power of Buddhist Women
Instructor: Paula Arai
Level: Advanced
Location: JSC 130
Time: F 9:40AM - 12:30PM

HRPH 4567 : Works of Shinran II
Instructor: David Matsumoto
Level: Advanced
Location: JSC 130
Time: M 2:10 - 5:00PM

HRPS 3015 : Psychological Aspects of Buddhism I: Foundations in Buddhist Psychological Thought
Instructor: Richard Payne
Level: Intermediate
Location: JSC 131
Time: W 9:40AM - 12:30PM

HRPS 8322 : Psychological Aspects of Buddhism III
Instructor: Gordon Bermant
Level: Advanced
Location: Online
Time:

MA 5020 : Exchange Study Program
Instructor: Richard Payne
Level: Advanced
Location: DDBU, Ryukoku
Time:

PSHR 3013 : Buddhist Chaplaincy
Instructor: Gil Fronsdal
Level: Intermediate
Location: Sati Center
Time:

PSHR 5160 : Buddhist Pastoral Care: Healing Models, Narratives, and Practices in Buddhist Traditions
Instructor: Daijaku Kinst
Level: Advanced
Location: JSC 130
Time: Th 9:40AM - 12:30PM

Fall 2014


HR 1630 : Methods in the Study of Buddhism
Instructor: Richard Payne
Level: Introductory
Location: JSC 130
Time: W 9:40AM - 12:30PM

HRHS 1515 : Buddhist Traditions of South Asia
Instructor: Charlie Pokorny
Level: Introductory
Location: JSC 131
Time: T 2:10PM - 5:00PM

HR 1570 : Ritual, Practice and Ceremony in Buddhism
Instructor: Harry Bridge
Level: Introductory
Location: JSC 130
Time: M 9:40 - 12:30

HRPH 1614 : Introduction to Shin Buddhist Thought
Instructor: David Matsumoto
Level: Introductory
Location: JSC 130
Time: T 9:40AM - 12:30PM

PSHR 3013 : Buddhist Chaplaincy
Instructor: Gil Fronsdal
Level: Intermediate
Location: Sati Center
Time:

HRCE 3014 : Issues in Shin Buddhist Ministry
Instructor: Seigen Yamaoka
Level: Intermediate
Location: JSC 130
Time: Th 2:10PM - 5:00PM

PSHR 3076 : Buddhist Pastoral Care I
Instructor: Daijaku Kinst
Level: Intermediate
Location: JSC 130, JSC 132
Time: Th 9:40AM - 12:30PM

HRHS 4550 : Theravada Buddhism: Asian Traditions
Instructor: Natalie Quli
Level: Advanced
Location: JSC 131
Time: T 9:40AM - 12:30PM

HRPH 4566 : Works of Shinran I
Instructor: David Matsumoto
Level: Advanced
Location: JSC 130
Time: M 2:10 - 5:00PM

MA 5020 : Exchange Study Program
Instructor: Richard Payne
Level: Advanced
Location: DDBU, Ryukoku
Time:

HR 8160 : Readings in Early Buddhist Texts: Middle Length Discourses
Instructor: Gil Fronsdal
Level: Introductory
Location: Online
Time:

HRHS 8450 : Topics in Japanese Religion: Buddhism and Shinto in Japanese History
Instructor: Lisa Grumbach
Level: Advanced
Location: Online
Time:

HRPH 8465 : Critical Historiography of Buddhism
Instructor: Galen Amstutz
Level: Advanced
Location: Online
Time:

 

Past course listings.