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News, Announcements, and Events from the Institute of Buddhist Studies

First IBS President’s Award

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 3:15 pm

Dr. Taitetsu Unno, distinguished minister, scholar, translator and author, was presented with the first Institute of Buddhist Studies President’s Award, during opening ceremonies at the Pacific Seminar, held July 5, 2014 at the Berkeley Buddhist Temple. The presentation of the award was made by Rev. Kodo Umezu, Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America and [...]

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2014 Commencement

Friday, May 30, 2014, 3:20 pm

IBS 2014 Commencement:
Four Institute of Buddhist Studies’ Buddhist Chaplaincy students received their joint Graduate Theological Union/IBS Masters Degrees at commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 23, 2014.
The event was chaired by Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto. The opening service was conducted by Bishop Kodo Umezu, President of IBS. Opening remarks were made by Dr. Richard Payne, Dean, [...]

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Spring 2014 Ryukoku Lecture Series

Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:01 am

The Institute of Buddhist Studies will present the 2014 Ryukoku Lectures with Professor Nobuhiro Fukagawa, from Ryukoku University Department  of Shin Buddhist Studies.  The title of the presentation  is “The Propagation of Shin Buddhism: Challenges and Possibilities, “ in a two part lecture on Wednesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 20 from 7 to 8:30 [...]

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Call for Papers: Buddhist Perspectives on the Work of Care

Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 9:59 am

Posted on March 3, 2014 by UBC Buddhism
“Buddhist Perspectives on the Work of Care”
UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, funded by The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, will hold a workshop on Buddhist perspectives on the work of care May 9-10, 2014 at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus.
Abstract and short biography [...]

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Ministerial Scholarship Fund Announcement

Monday, February 03, 2014, 9:00 am

 
News from the Development Corner at the IBS
I have some wonderful news to share with all of you. After you read this entire article, I believe you will think this is a good thing as well. On November 8, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Buddhist Studies unanimously approved the start of [...]

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International Center for Humanities, Science, and Religion Symposium

Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 1:42 pm

Dr. Richard Payne, Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and the Rev. Dr. Daijaku Kinst, IBS Chaplaincy Program Director, participated in a Ryukoku University International Symposium on September 26-27, 2013, at the Omiya Campus, Kyoto, Japan. The program was sponsored by the International Center for Humanities, Science, and Religion (CHRS).
The theme of the symposium [...]

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Two new releases in the Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies series

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 9:06 am

Two new releases in the Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies series are:
Charles Willemen, A Collection of Important Odes of the Law: The Chinese Udānavarga
The Udānavarga is a thematically organized collection of important sayings in verse form used to teach the Buddhadharma. It is a key example of an important genre of Buddhist literature, the best [...]

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IASBS events at this year’s AAR

Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:48 am

The International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies (IASBS), the largest international organization dedicated to the scholarly study of Pure Land Buddhism, has recently become a related scholarly organization of the AAR. This means that the IASBS will be able to host meetings in conjunction with the AAR’s annual meeting, thus allowing for greater exposure of Shin and Pure Land Buddhist studies to a North American audience.

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Dharma at Times of Need

Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 1:43 pm

With the theme: “Dharma at Times of Need: The Interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry,” a jointly sponsored symposium by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Harvard Divinity School, was held on May 3-4, 2013 at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA. Presentations were made by faculty and students.
“The joint event provided an [...]

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New Book: Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path, A Life of Awakening

Friday, April 12, 2013, 9:31 am

Wisdom Publications has released a new book by noted Shin Buddhist scholar Takamaro Shigaraki, Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path: A Life of Awakening. 
Last last month, Prof. Shigaraki was in the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering a series of lectures and talks at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, the Center for Buddhist Education, and the [...]

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