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April 2016

Shinran and Continental Philosophy: Shinran, Heidegger, and Levinas

April 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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An examination of the Shin Buddhist tradition in light of recent developments in continental philosophy and continental philosophy in light of Shin Buddhism.

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August 2016

Crossing Realities: Shin Buddhism and the Processes of Globalization

August 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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UPDATE: Please note updated program and time. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Institute of Buddhist Studies incorporating as a seminary and graduate school, the 2016 Numata Lecture will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016. This year's Numata Lecture will be: "Shin Buddhism and Global Modernity: Settlement Work, Social Work, and Other Brand New Ideas in the Early Twentieth Century" Dr. Jessica L. Main Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Professor Buddhism and Contemporary Society Institute of Asian Research…

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Pacific Seminar: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism Beyond Borders

August 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - August 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$140

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…

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November 2016

An Ancient Doctrine for New Times: IASBS Panel at AAR 2016

November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 E Market St
San Antonio, TX United States
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On behalf of the International Association for Shin Buddhist Studies, North American District, IBS announces the following panel held in conjunction with the 2016 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Please contact Dean Mitchell with any questions: scott@shin-ibs.edu Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Grand Hyatt Lone Star D (2nd Level) 600 E Market St, San Antonio, TX An Ancient Doctrine for New Times: The Shinzoku Nitai in Modern Japanese Buddhism The idea of “two truths” (Jp. shinzoku nitai)…

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April 2017

Symposium: Interdependence/Intersectionality

April 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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This symposium brings together Buddhist scholars, teachers, and activists to discuss issues of marginalization and oppression related to race, gender, and sexuality both inside and outside American Buddhist communities both historically and at the present. Speakers will discuss such topics as: how did the racialization of Japanese American Buddhists relate to World War II internment? How are Asian and white Buddhist communities in conversation or at odds? How have new Buddhist communities developed or responded to historical or contemporary exclusion…

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October 2017

Graduate Student Symposium: Mass Meditation

October 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Mass Meditation: Practices and Discourses in Contemporary Global Buddhisms The fourth annual graduate student symposium at the Institute of Buddhists Studies examines the popularity of meditation practices in contemporary global Buddhisms. Papers will present a range of scholarship from historical perspectives on the modern origins of a diversity of mindfulness practices; scientific studies of Buddhist practice and globalized Buddhist feedback loops; and comparative studies across traditions, between the secular and the sectarian, and the modern and the traditional. This event…

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November 2017

IASBS Events at AAR

November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 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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February 2018

IBS Winter Symposium: Religiosity & Social Consciousness

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DoubleTree Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA United States
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A Symposium Presented by the Institute of Buddhist Studies & BCA Center for Buddhist Education Religiosity & Social Consciousness in the Buddhist Churches of America Thursday, February 22, 2018 1 - 5 pm Free and Open to the Public Keynote Speaker: DR. TETSUDEN KASHIMA Professor Emeritus, Sociology, University of Washington; Author, Buddhism in America: The Social Organization of an Ethnic Religious Institution (1977); Judgment Without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II (2003); Personal Justice Denied: Report of the…

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July 2018

Summer Pacific Seminar 2018

July 20 - July 21
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$150

Co-sponsored by the Center for Buddhist Education; for information and registration, please visit the CBE registration page or Facebook event.

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October 2018

2018 Graduate Student Symposium: Buddhist Political Engagements

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Buddhist Political Engagements How has Buddhist thought, cosmology, or ethics been used to engage, disengage, critique, or conform to systems of social and political power? Graduate student presenters will explore the various discursive strategies Buddhists have used historically and contemporarily to reimagine Buddhist worlds in the present moment, to critique or support political systems, and develop practices and approaches to the path in line or at odds with social norms. Melissa Anne-Marie Curley will deliver the keynote address, "Impure Land:…

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