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
IBS 2014 Commencement: Four Institute of Buddhist Studies’ Buddhist Chaplaincy students received their joint Graduate Theological Union/IBS Masters Degrees at commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 23, 2014. The event was chaired by Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto. The opening service was
The Institute of Buddhist Studies will present the 2014 Ryukoku Lectures with Professor Nobuhiro Fukagawa, from Ryukoku University Department of Shin Buddhist Studies. The title of the presentation is “The Propagation of Shin Buddhism: Challenges and Possibilities, “ in a
Posted on March 3, 2014 by UBC Buddhism “Buddhist Perspectives on the Work of Care” UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, funded by The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, will hold a workshop on Buddhist perspectives on the work
News from the Development Corner at the IBS I have some wonderful news to share with all of you. After you read this entire article, I believe you will think this is a good thing as well. On November
Dr. Richard Payne, Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and the Rev. Dr. Daijaku Kinst, IBS Chaplaincy Program Director, participated in a Ryukoku University International Symposium on September 26-27, 2013, at the Omiya Campus, Kyoto, Japan. The program was
Two new releases in the Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies series are: Charles Willemen, A Collection of Important Odes of the Law: The Chinese Udānavarga The Udānavarga is a thematically organized collection of important sayings in verse form used to
The International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies (IASBS), the largest international organization dedicated to the scholarly study of Pure Land Buddhism, has recently become a related scholarly organization of the AAR. This means that the IASBS will be able to host meetings in conjunction with the AAR’s annual meeting, thus allowing for greater exposure of Shin and Pure Land Buddhist studies to a North American audience.
With the theme: “Dharma at Times of Need: The Interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry,” a jointly sponsored symposium by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Harvard Divinity School, was held on May 3-4, 2013 at the Institute of Buddhist
Wisdom Publications has released a new book by noted Shin Buddhist scholar Takamaro Shigaraki, Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path: A Life of Awakening. Last last month, Prof. Shigaraki was in the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering a series of
A two day symposium jointly sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and Buddhist Ministry Initiative, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, will be conducted on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA , with the theme “Dharma at Times of Need: The interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry.”