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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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March 2018

Spring 2018 Ryukoku Lecture (1)

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The 2018 Ryukoku Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Yoshiyuki Inoue who will present on "Shin Buddhism Doctrinal Structure: Entrusting Heart and Mind and Nembutsu; Realization and Liberation" over two nights, March 13 and 15, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The lectures will be delivered in Japanese with English translation. Free and open to the public.

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Spring 2018 Ryukoku Lecture (2)

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The 2018 Ryukoku Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Yoshiyuki Inoue who will present on "Shin Buddhism Doctrinal Structure: Entrusting Heart and Mind and Nembutsu; Realization and Liberation" over two nights, March 13 and 15, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The lectures will be delivered in Japanese with English translation. Free and open to the public.

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American Academy of Religion Western Region

March 23 - March 25
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 @ 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 @ 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 - 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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August 2018

New and Returning Student Orientation

August 22 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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