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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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May 2018

Introduction to Buddhist Chaplaincy

May 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Introduction to Buddhist Chaplaincy with Jennifer Lemas and Daijaku Kinst A half-day overview of a chaplain's work of providing spiritual care and support for people in hospitals, hospices, prisons, and a wide variety of other settings. In recent years, Buddhist practitioners have been experiencing chaplaincy as a powerful opportunity to practice engaged Buddhism, and for some, as a profession. Information about the Sati Center's Buddhist Chaplaincy Training and the Institute for Buddhist Studies Chaplaincy Degree Program will also be provided.…

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2018 Graduation and Commencement

May 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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More information on our 2018 graduation ceremony and celebration is forthcoming.

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July 2018

Summer Pacific Seminar 2018

July 20, 2018 - July 21, 2018
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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August 2018

New and Returning Student Orientation

August 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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All current and incoming students are invited to attend the annual orientation to get important information and updates about programs and policies, meet with faculty and advisors, register for courses, and reconnect with friends and peers. Please contact the Registrar for details. This event is not open to the public.

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October 2018

2018 Graduate Student Symposium: Buddhist Political Engagements

October 5, 2018 @ 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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November 2018

Annual Memorial Service

November 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Join us for our annual memorial service to remember those who have gone before and helped to create, sustain, and grow the Institute. There will be a light reception at 5:30 followed by the formal service at 7:00. RSVP required.

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March 2019

Hearing the Light: innovation and compassion in American Pure Land Buddhism, BCANCM Symposium

March 7

Our annual symposium at the BCA National Council Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. More information is forthcoming.

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2019 Ryukoku Lecture (1): The World of Theravadins

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Please join us for the 2019 Ryukoku Lecture Series, delivered by Prof. Yukio Hayashi, “The World of Theravadins: It’s Tradition and Transition from the Field Observation since 1981.”

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April 2019

2019 Spring Colloquy

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Join us for a conversation with our graduating students to discuss their research and celebrate their success. Student speakers: Brent Beavers (GTU/IBS MA) No-Self, Five Aggregates, and a Fearless Heart in the Interruption of Transgender Othering in Healthcare Rhiana Wiggins (GTU/IBS MA) The Buddhist Teachings of Impermanence as a Heuristic Means: Transforming Fear and Denial of Death and Dying

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