News, Announcements, and Events from the Institute of Buddhist Studies
[ February 26, 2013; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] A Conversation with Shigaraki-sensei
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, [...]
[ Read: A Conversation with Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki ]
[ 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.
[ Read: Winter Pacific Seminar: the Path of the Nembutsu ]
[ October 26, 2012; 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ] The San Francisco Zen Center is hosting an evening of readings and reflections on The Arts of Contemplative Care – edited by Cheryl A. Giles and Willa B. Miller and recently released by Wisdom Publications – with contributing authors Daijaku Judith Kinst, Jennifer Block, Grace Schireson, and others.
[ Read: The Arts of Contemplative Care Book Event ]
[ September 22, 2012; 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. ]
The Institute of Buddhist Studies Numata Symposium:
Beyond Texts, Beyond Monasteries
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Avenue
For a detailed schedule of the day’s event, download this flyer and schedule.
Lay Buddhist practices are increasingly recognized as a distinct tradition, existing outside the definitions of Buddhism provided by the textual [...]
[ Read: Domestic Dharma ]
[ August 22, 2012; 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. ] Fall orientation.
[ Read: Fall 2012 New & Continuing Student Orientation ]
[ July 6, 2012 to July 12, 2012. ] Weekend Seminar and Intensive Study Program on Shinran Shonin’s Thought and the Nirvana Sutra
Keynote and study program led by Mark L. Blum, State University of New York, Albany
Prof. Blum is translating the Nirvana Sutra for the BDK Tripitaka Translation Series. The first volume of this new translation of a key Mahayana text will be published [...]
[ Read: Weekend Seminar and Intensive Study Program on Shinran Shonin’s Thought and the Nirvana Sutra ]
[ May 18, 2012; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Help us celebrate our students and our community by attending the commencement ceremony for our 2010 graduates. The ceremony will be held in the Kodo of the Jodo Shinshu Center at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18th. A light reception will follow.
The ceremony’s keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Franz Metcalf, a teacher at [...]
[ Read: 2012 Graduation Commencement Ceremony ]
[ April 14, 2012; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Buddhist Chaplaincy: An Overview
with Daijaku Kinst & Jennifer Block
April 14, 2012 10 am to 5 pm
The Institute of Buddhist Studies
2140 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
No pre-registration necessary. All are welcome. By donation.
Chaplains provide spiritual care and support to people in [...]
[ Read: Buddhist Chaplaincy: an overview ]
[ March 22, 2012; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Thursday March 22, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
The Jōgen Suppression and Shinran’s admonition against self-power
[ Read: 2012 Ryukoku Lecture Series: True Teaching, Practice and Realization, part 3 ]
[ March 16, 2012; 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Please join us for our 2nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium, titled “Globalization, Tourism, Modernization, and Religions of Asia.”
[ Read: Graduate Student Symposium: Globalization, Tourism, Modernization, and Religions of Asia ]