Audio and video recordings from this fall’s symposium, Domestic Dharma: Beyond Texts, Beyond Monasteries, has been added to our podcast.
The North American District of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies is happy to announce that we have been accepted by the American Academy of Religion (AAR) as a Related Scholarly Organization (RSO).
The Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA sponsored and held its Second Annual Graduate Symposium that presented work from graduate students across the United States. Institutions represented included Florida State University, the Graduate Theological Union, the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Maitripa College, Northwestern University, and University of Southern California. Within the fields of Art History, Buddhist Studies, and Religious Studies, students presented papers focused on the theme of Globalization, Tourism, Modernization and the Religions of Asia.
A new book is being published by Wisdom Publications, titled The Arts of Contemplative Care, which explores the budding field of Buddhist contemplative care. Contemplative care, of course, is of particular importance to our community, our chaplaincy and ministerial students.
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce the following spring events. All events are free and open to the public and will be held at: the Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2140 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704. Graduate Student Symposium: Second Annual
“Seventy years ago today, the President signed a decree that sent me and my family to a prison camp. Hear my story, and learn how you can help fulfill our pledge: Never Forget. Never Again. We have a tremendous opportunity,
via youtube.com Short clip of Rev. Harry Gyokyo Bridge playing his version of “The Nembutsu.”
The Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, is pleased to announce that the entire run of The Buddhist Forum will be made available as downloadable PDFs on the IBS website. The Buddhist Forum was first published by the School of Oriental
Routledge has published a new volume, edited by David L. McMahan, titled Buddhism in the Modern World.
In Buddhism in the Modern World, McMahan brings together sixteen scholars to discuss various aspects of modern Buddhism in contemporary Asia and the West. Scholars from Martin Baumann and Paul David Numrich to Damien Keown and Cristina Rocha explore how Buddhism is practiced from Southeast Asia to Europe, how it influences ethics and social engagement, culture and politics.
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. Our theme this year is “Globalization, Tourism, Modernization, and the Religions of Asia.”
Both in Asia and in the West, religions are transformed by globalization, tourism, and modernization. This conference invites graduate students to submit proposals considering how one or more of these topics affect religions of Asia, either in the U.S. or abroad.
Proposals should be between 150 to 200 words, and include the paper’s title and the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information. Please submit proposals to Courtney Bruntz no later than January 1, 2012.
Every autumn, the AAR hosts a national conference bringing together scholars, students, and practitioners of a wide diversity of religious traditions. And this year’s conference is in San Francisco. So you can be sure that faculty and staff from the Institute of Buddhist Studies will be in attendance!
Please join us this Friday, October 28, for the Fall 2011 Numata Lecture
Karmic Mindfulness: Rethinking Morality in Contemporary Buddhism
Professor Dale Wright, Occidental College
The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) and the Sati Institute of Theravada Buddhist Studies (SITBS) announce a new, cooperative degree program.
Three Institute of Buddhist Studiesâ€™ students received their Master Degrees at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley. The presentations were made by Dr. Leroy Morishiata, Chair of the IBS Board of Trustees.
“Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Gender, Pollution, and Salvation in Buddhist Sermons from Early Modern Japan,” was the Institute of Buddhist Studies’ Spring Numata Lecture topic presented by Dr. Lori Meeks of University of Southern California.
“We are not alone.” These four words greeted the more than seventy attendees to the First International Conference of Other-Centered Approaches. This historic gathering marked the initiation of a movement that has the potential to illuminate the human condition with the light of Buddhist psychology.
The Institute of Buddhist Studies 2011 RyÅ«koku Lectures The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition: significant persons, moments and issues by Professor Atsushi Hirata Department of History RyÅ«koku University, Kyoto, Japan Professor Atsushi Hirata will deliver the 2011 RyÅ«koku Lectures
Homa Conference: Variations of Homa: from Vedic to Hindu and Buddhist
The Institute of Buddhist Studies, BDK America, and the Sanskrit Department at Harvard are jointly presenting a conference on home, October 2 – 3, 2010 in Cambridge, MA.