News, Announcements, and Events from the Institute of Buddhist Studies
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 [...]
[ Read: Spring 2014 Ryukoku Lecture Series ]
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 [...]
[ Read: Call for Papers: Buddhist Perspectives on the Work of Care ]
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 [...]
[ Read: Ministerial Scholarship Fund Announcement ]
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 [...]
[ Read: International Center for Humanities, Science, and Religion Symposium ]
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 [...]
[ Read: Two new releases in the Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies series ]
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.
[ Read: IASBS events at this year’s AAR ]
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 [...]
[ Read: Dharma at Times of Need ]
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 [...]
[ Read: New Book: Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path, A Life of Awakening ]
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 9:45 am
A two day symposium jointly sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and Buddhist Ministry Initiative, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, will be conducted on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA , with the theme “Dharma at Times of Need: The interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry.”
[ Read: Dharma at Times of Need: symposium jointly sponsored by IBS and Harvard ]
Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 9:00 am
Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki, noted Shin Buddhist Scholar, former Professor and President of Ryukoku University, and author of A Life of Awakening: The Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path (2005) and Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path: A life of Awakening (2013) will be the key note speaker at three Buddhist Churches of America major events.
[ Read: Three Lectures by Takamaro Shigaraki ]