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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

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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

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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

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IBS Winter Symposium: Tradition and Insight

[ February 28, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Tradition and Insight: Our Encounter with the Pure Land Way

Please join us for the 2013 Institute of Buddhist Studies Winter Symposium

An exploration of the roles that a received tradition and personal engagement play in our realization of the truth and meaning of Jodo Shinshu.

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A Conversation with Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki

[ February 26, 2013; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] A Conversation with Shigaraki-sensei
信楽峻麿先生

The Institute of Buddhist Studies and The Center for Buddhist Education are very happy to invite all BCA ministers, ministers emeritus and minister’s assistants to take part in an informal conversation about the teachings and path of Jōdo Shinshū with Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki.

Shigaraki-sensei is a world-renown Shin Buddhist scholar and minister. His work, [...]

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Winter Pacific Seminar: the Path of the Nembutsu

[ February 23, 2013; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. ] The 2013 Winter Pacific Seminar will be held at the Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on February 24, 2013. This event is being organized by the Center for Buddhist Education. Please contact the CBE for more information.

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