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March 2016

Genshin’s Pure Land Dialogical Hermeneutics (2)

March 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Please join us for our annual Ryukoku Lecture Genshin's Pure Land Dialogical Hermeneutics: Its Influence on the Formation of Shinran's Thought delivered by Prof. Eisho Nasu, Department of Shin Buddhist Studies Ryukoku Univeristy, Kyoto Lecture One: March 7, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Lecture Two: March 9, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Both lectures will be held in the Kodo of the Jodo Shinshu Center

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Engaged Buddhism, US and Japan: Past, Present and Future

March 11, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Supported by the Ryukoku University Research Center for Buddhist Culture in Asia, this workshop will explore the history of engaged Buddhism in the US in conversation with social engagement in Japan. Speakers will discuss their work with the US-based Buddhist Peace Fellowship along with a discussion of bonmori (temple wives) in Japan. This dialogue hopes to encourage mutual awareness of the broad spectrum of Buddhist response to social suffering, both institutionally and as individuals. Speakers include: Dr. Funie Hsu, San Jose State…

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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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May 2016

2016 Graduation and Commencement

May 20, 2016 @ 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 on Friday, May 20, for the annual Institute of Buddhist Studies graduation and commencement ceremony. This year's even will honor our distinguished graduates as well as the long career of Dr. Richard Payne and our 2016 President's Award recipient. More information is forthcoming. Please contact our office for details.

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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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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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Fall 2016 New and Returning Student Orientation

August 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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New and returning students are requested to attend the fall 2016 orientation on Wednesday, August 24. Please contact Ms. Helen Tagawa, Registrar, for more information.

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October 2016

Realizing the Vision: the 10th Anniversary of the Jodo Shinshu Center

October 22, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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It is our pleasure to invite you to share in the 10th anniversary celebration of the BCA Jodo Shinshu Center. The construction of the Center brought together the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS), the Center for Buddhist Education (CBE), the BCA Bookstore and the offices of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha and Ryukoku University under one roof with convenient access to the University of California and the Berkeley community. The BCA Jodo Shinshu Center allows us to host programs and events focused…

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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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February 2017

Seeking Accreditation Visit

February 28, 2017 - March 2, 2017
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is seeking accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission. A visiting team will be on campus from February 28 to March 2. More details are forthcoming. Please contact Scott Mitchell, Dean of Students and Faculty Affairs, for more information. (scott@shin-ibs.edu)

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