The 1980s were a historic time in the development of IBS. We were fortunate to receive strong support from Ryukoku University and the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha. Some of the key area of support came from the following areas. Rev. Haruyoshi
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Buddhist Studies as a graduate school, we are at a pivotal point of taking a giant leap forward in our educational development. The IBS Annual Giving Program for IBS Ministerial Student
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce an update to its degree programs which will better meet the needs of our students and their educational goals. In addition to the jointly offered GTU Master of Arts degree, the
Five Institute of Buddhist Studies’ students were presented with their Masters Degrees at commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, CA. Rev. Marvin Harada, Vice Chair, IBS Board of Trustees, chaired the event.
This year, 2016, the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) is celebrating its 50th year as a graduate school for Buddhist education. Historically, the initial founding date for what was to become IBS is considered to be 1949. It took many
The original founding vision and spirit of creating the Institute of Buddhist Studies as a world-class educational center is advancing to the next stage, making Shinran’s teachings visible. For a person with the kaikyoshi title and experience to assume this
In December 2015, the Institute of Buddhist Studies was granted eligibility to pursue accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (or WSCUC). This is an important first step in the next chapter of
The Institute of Buddhist Studies conducted its annual Memorial Service to express it deepest gratitude to many IBS friends, who have supported the dream of IBS, on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, CA. This
Over One Hundred Pure Land Scholars Convene IBS Hosts 17th Biennial IASBS Meeting at the Jodo Shinshu Center, Berkeley The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) was honored to host the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies’ (IASBS) 17th Biennial Meeting,
“Shinran and the Sutra of Immeasurable Life: Reflections on Reading in the Buddhist Tradition,” is the theme of the symposium co-sponsored by the Ryukoku University Translation Center and the Institute of Buddhist Studies Center for Contemporary Shin Studies on Thursday,
Five Institute of Buddhist Studies’ students were presented with their Masters Degrees and two professorial chair appointments were made at commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA .
The Harvard Divinity School’s Buddhist Ministry Initiative presented a conference on: Education and Buddhist Ministry: Whither and Why? on April 23-25, 2015, at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge. Details of the conference topics and presenters is given below. Included
On Friday, February 20, 2015, the IBS, with Wisdom Publications, hosted the symposium “Mindfulness: Three Buddhist Perspectives.” The purpose of the symposium was to compare and contrast mindfulness practices in three different traditions: Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan. The panelists provide
The Sixth International Ryukoku Symposium on Buddhism and Japanese Culture, co-hosted by the University of California, Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies and the Institute of Buddhist Studies, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9:am to 5 pm
Institute of Buddhist Studies graduate Naoyuki Ogi has recently had two books published in Japan. The first is a Japanese translation of David Loy’s 2008 Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution. A second book is his original
The Mindfulness and Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice conference brings together internationally recognized researchers engaged in the scientific study of mindfulness and compassion meditation with seasoned Buddhist teachers and scholars to explore the frontiers of contemplative practice.
Editor’s Note: the following is a transcript of the prepared remarks to the graduating class of 2014, delivered on 23 May 2014, by Rev. Peter Yuichi Clark. Rev. Clark is Professor of Pastoral Care at the American Baptist Seminary of
Update: The Memorial Service for Rev. Dr. Taitetsu Unno will be held on Saturday, 3 January, 2015, at 11 am, at the Berkeley Buddhist Temple. Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto will officiate. The temple is located at 2121 Channing Way, Berkeley
The Institute of Buddhist Studies conducted its annual Memorial Service on Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center Kodo, to honor the friends, teachers, students who shared their lives with the IBS. The service with chaired
Dr. Taitetsu Unno, distinguished minister, scholar, translator and author, was presented with the first Institute of Buddhist Studies President’s Award, during opening ceremonies at the Pacific Seminar, held July 5, 2014 at the Berkeley Buddhist Temple. The presentation of the