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Pacific Seminar: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Beyond Borders

August 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - August 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Professors Ugo Dessi and Elisabetta Porcu will not be able to take part in the August 19-21, 2016 Summer Pacific Seminar, “Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Beyond Borders,” taking place at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, CA.

However, co-presenters, CBE and IBS, are happy to announce that two other outstanding scholars will provide keynote presentations. Please see below for details. A revised schedule will be available soon. Don’t miss this ground-breaking opportunity to discuss timely topics and concerns!

Professor Jessica L. Main of the University of British Columbia will speak about religious hatred and discrimination and religious reconciliation, especially as they pertain to Jodo Shinshu in Japan and the US.

Professor Mark Blum of the University of California, Berkeley will discuss the significance of social action as both interior and exterior forms of practice and self-examination in Pure Land and Shin Buddhism.

In addition, the Pacific Seminar will feature a live podcast with Dharmarealm.com hosts, Rev. Harry Bridge and Dr. Scott Mitchell; and a book talk on Buddhism Beyond Borders – New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States, co-editors: Dr. Scott Mitchell and Dr. Natalie Quli. The Sunday session will be an interactive session: “Chanting and Music Beyond Borders.”


For more information and registration information, visit the CBE website.


August 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
August 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
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Center for Buddhist Education


Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS)
2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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