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

2014 Memorial Service

[ December 4, 2014; ] Annual service to remember those who, through their work and sacrifice, have made our community possible. Details are forthcoming.

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Arising of Faith in the Human Body: Ryukoku Post-doctoral Research Fellow and Numata Lecture

[ October 8, 2014; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Please join us for a public lecture to be delivered by the Institute of Buddhist Studies’ 2014 Ryukoku University Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Takahiko Kameyama, Wednesday, October 8, from 3:00 p.m., at the Jodo Shinshu Center. The event is free and open to the public.

This event made possible by the generous support of the Numata Foundation.

Arising [...]

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Fall 2014 Orientation

[ August 27, 2014; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] New and returning students, faculty and staff, are welcome to attend the fall 2014 student orientation to learn about this year’s programs and classes, meet faculty, and consult with your advisors. For details and information, please contact that the IBS office.

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Summer Pacific Seminar

[ July 4, 2014 to July 6, 2014. ] “Sea of Suffering, Ocean of Compassion”

Featuring Dr. Taitetsu Unno, Rev. Tetsuo Unno and Prof. Mark Unno

July 4-6, 2014, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA

This event will be hosted in Asilomar and is being co-sponsored by the Center for Buddhist Education.

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Vesak Hanamatsuri Celebration

[ May 25, 2014; 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Please join us at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley on Sunday, May 25, 2014 for a Buddha Day, Vesak, and Hanamatsuri celebration.

Guest speaker:
Rev. Seigen Yamaoka

Co-sponsored by:
Buddhist Council of Northern California
Institute of Buddhist Studies
Center for Buddhist Education

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Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission

[ April 18, 2014; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]

The IBS Numata Symposium, Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission, will explore the significance of narrative in Buddhism from a variety of perspectives, in particular, the narrative core of its texts, structures of engagements of the Buddhist path, and new forms arising within a range of cultural contexts.

9:00 – 9:15 am
Opening Remarks

9:15 – [...]

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Spring Pacific Seminar

[ March 22, 2014; 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. ] “The Benefits of a Life of Shinjin”

Featuring Prof. Nobuhiro Fukagawa of Ryukoku University

March 22, 2014, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena, CA 90247

This event will be hosted in Southern California and is being co-sponsored by the Center for Buddhist Education.

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2014 Ryukoku Lectures: Issues in Shin Buddhist Propagational Studies

[ March 19, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. March 20, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Issues in Shin Buddhist Propagational Studies

Prof. Nobuhiro Fukagawa of the Department of Shin Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University

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Toshi Book Prize Presentation Ceremony and Lecture

[ November 15, 2013; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Hosted by the UC Berkeley Group in Buddhist Studies and Center for Buddhist Studies, the 2013 Toshi Book prize will be awarded in a ceremony at the Jodo Shinshu Center. More information is forthcoming. Please contact UC Berkeley for more information.

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Eitaikyo Service

[ November 8, 2013; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Annual service to remember those who, through their work and sacrifice, have made our community possible. Details are forthcoming.

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