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Conversation with Takahiko Kameyama

[ October 31, 2013; 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. ] The Graduate Theological Union’s Asia Project is hosting an informal conversation with Dr. Takahiko Kameyama, a post-doctoral research fellow here at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. His talk is titled “Attaining Buddhahood in this very body: the interpretation of medieval Shingon Buddhist consecration rituals.”

Bring your lunch! Tea and snacks will be provided. PSR MUD 204.

This [...]

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Fall orientation

[ August 28, 2013; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] New and continuing students are encouraged to attend the Fall 2012 student orientation, Wednesday, August 28 from 11 a.m.

Orientation is an excellent opportunity to meet IBS faculty and staff, consult with your advisor, register for classes, and meeting your classmates.

For more information, please contact the home office.

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Summer Pacific Seminar: Shinran and Ajatasatru

[ July 5, 2013 to July 7, 2013. ] More information on this Center for Buddhist Education and Institute of Buddhist Studies jointly-held event will be posted here at a later date. Please visit this website for registration information.

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Dharma at Times of Need: The Interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry

[ May 3, 2013 3:00 pm to May 4, 2013 5:00 pm. ] Register online now!

Fundamental to the teachings of Buddhism is a description of the human condition as one of suffering, frustration and disappointment. A deep understanding of this condition is the necessary step toward living with and through that actuality, especially when we are confronted by that actuality in its starkest terms — the death of [...]

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Buddhist Chaplaincy: An Overview

[ April 27, 2013; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]

Chaplains provide spiritual care and support to people in places such as hospitals, hospices, prisons and a wide variety of other settings. The work is wonderfully challenging and satisfying. In recent years, dharma practitioners have been experiencing chaplaincy as a powerful opportunity to practice engaged Buddhism, and for some, as a vocation and profession.

Join us for [...]

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Buddha’s Birthday Celebration

[ April 24, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Students of the Institute of Buddhist Studies are hosting a Hanamatsuri celebration, Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m., at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley. This event is free and open to the public.

Please contact us for detail.

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3rd Annual Graduate Student Symposium: Buddhist Ritual, Buddhist Culture

[ April 13, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The Institute of Buddhist Studies’ 3rd Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Generously co-sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union’s Asia Project
and The Numata Foundation

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Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land: 2013 Ryukoku Lecture Three

[ March 27, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land:
The Development of Pure Land Teachings in Tendai Buddhism

Lecture Three
Genshin: Essentials of Attaining Birth

Professor Tesshin Michimoto
Ryūkoku University Lectures will be given in Japanese with English translation. Free and open to the public

[ Read: Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land: 2013 Ryukoku Lecture Three ]

Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land: 2013 Ryukoku Lecture Two

[ March 20, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land:
The Development of Pure Land Teachings in Tendai Buddhism

Lecture Two
Ennin: Nembutsu Liturgy & Practice

Professor Tesshin Michimoto
Ryūkoku University Lectures will be given in Japanese with English translation. Free and open to the public

[ Read: Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land: 2013 Ryukoku Lecture Two ]

Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land: 2013 Ryukoku Lecture One

[ March 13, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land:
The Development of Pure Land Teachings in Tendai Buddhism

Lecture One
Saicho: His Life and Teachings

Professor Tesshin Michimoto
Ryūkoku University Lectures will be given in Japanese with English translation. Free and open to the public

[ Read: Mt. Hiei and the Pure Land: 2013 Ryukoku Lecture One ]

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