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March 2017

Annual Ryukoku Lecture: Mazumi Mitani (1)

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Details are forthcoming. The 2017 Ryukoku Lecture will be delivered on the afternoons of March 20 and 22. Prof. Mazumi Mitani will discuss "The Otani Kozui Expeditions and their Impact on Buddhist Studies"

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Annual Ryukoku Lecture: Mazumi Mitani (2)

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Details are forthcoming. The 2017 Ryukoku Lecture will be delivered on the afternoons of March 20 and 22. Prof. Mazumi Mitani will discuss "The Otani Kozui Expeditions and their Impact on Buddhist Studies"

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April 2017

Symposium: Interdependence/Intersectionality

April 14 @ 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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May 2017

Alumni Association 2017 Graduate Reception

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The Alumni Association of the Institute of Buddhist Studies is holding the first ever graduate reception on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Jodo Shinshu Center. This reception will be an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2017 graduates who will give a short presentation of their culmination projects and share how they plan to utilize their education to be of service in the community. This will be followed by a message from…

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2017 Graduation and Commencement

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Please join us in celebrating our 2017 graduating students, Friday, May 19, from 10:30 a.m. Please contact our office for more information.

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August 2017

Summer 2017 Pacific Seminar

August 18 - August 20
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$130 - $150

On August 18 - 20, 2017,  the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) and the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) Center for Buddhist Education (CBE) will present the annual Summer Pacific Seminar - 21st Century at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, CA.  “Shin Buddhism: Current Challenges and Future Prospects” will continue the exploration of the meaning of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism as a worldwide religion. Presenters from many corners of the world, including Australia, England, Brazil and the U.S. will share their experiences…

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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

October 6 @ 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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Memorial Service

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Annual memorial service to remember those who have gone before and helped to create, sustain, and grow IBS. More information is forthcoming.

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November 2017

IASBS Events at AAR

November 17 @ 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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