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August 2017

Fall 2017 Student Orientation

August 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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New and returning students are encouraged to attend the IBS Fall 2017 student orientation. Please contact our Registrar's Office for more details.

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October 2017

Graduate Student Symposium: Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms

October 6
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The Institute of Buddhist Studies is happy to announce the return of its annual graduate symposium in the fall of 2017. Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms October 6, 2017—Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, California Call for Papers: This conference will focus on the phenomenon of mass meditation (e.g., lay meditation practices, mindfulness, secularization) in contemporary global Buddhism. Of particular focus will be the means by which Buddhist meditation is understood and promoted in various contexts. We…

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November 2017

IASBS Events at AAR

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies is hosting two events at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Boston, MA, November 2017. One panel features an IBS publication; the other panel is a collaborative project between the IBS and Ryukoku University. These events are free and open to the public. Registration for the AAR meeting is not required, though it is encouraged. Please contact the IASBS North American District for more information. Mochizuki’s Doctrinal History of…

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March 2018

American Academy of Religion Western Region

March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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​The overall theme for the 2018 Conference is Religion and Kindness. We are using this idea in its broadest terms; sometimes admiring, sometimes damning, and may be some of the times authoritative, while in all other times passionate. We are hoping to encompass difference, racism, feminism, womanism, eco-justice, gender justice, sexual orientation, classism, colonialism, neocolonialism and all other ISIMs, seen through the eyes of religious studies scholars. For the full call for papers, visit the Western Region website here: http://www.aarwr.com/call-for-papers.html.…

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