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

Weekend Seminar and Intensive Study Program on Shinran Shonin’s Thought and the Nirvana Sutra

[ 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 [...]

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2012 Graduation Commencement Ceremony

[ 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 [...]

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Buddhist Chaplaincy: an overview

[ 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 [...]

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2012 Ryukoku Lecture Series: True Teaching, Practice and Realization, part 3

[ 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 ]

Graduate Student Symposium: Globalization, Tourism, Modernization, and Religions of Asia

[ 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.”

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2012 Ryukoku Lecture Series: True Teaching, Practice and Realization, part 2

[ March 15, 2012; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Thursday March 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Birth through the nembutsu: Shinran’s explications of practice and shinjin

[ Read: 2012 Ryukoku Lecture Series: True Teaching, Practice and Realization, part 2 ]

2012 Ryukoku Lecture: Series True Teaching, Practice and Realization, part 1

[ March 8, 2012; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Thursday March 8, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Features and Critiques of Hōnen’s Pure Land Teaching

[ Read: 2012 Ryukoku Lecture: Series True Teaching, Practice and Realization, part 1 ]

Winter Pacific Seminar: A Life of Shinjin

[ January 28, 2012; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. ] The Institute of Buddhist Studies & the Center for Buddhist Education present the first Winter Pacific Seminar, 21st Century

A Life of Shinjin

 

Keynote Speaker:

Reverend Dr. David Matsumoto

Panelists: Rev. Yushi Mukojima, Rev. Patricia Usuki, Rev. Henry Adams & Rev. John Iwohara

Haiku Workshop: Rev. Lee Rosenthal

 

Saturday, January 28, 2012 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist [...]

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Toshihide Numata Book Prize Presentation and Symposium

[ November 4, 2011; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The Toshihide Numata Book Prize Presentation and Symposium, hosted by the Group in Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, will be held at the Jodo Shinshu Center on Friday, November 4, 2011, 3–7:30 pm.

More details are forthcoming. Please contact the Group in Buddhist Studies for more information.

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Fall 2011 Numata Lecture: Karmic Mindfulness: Rethinking Morality in Contemporary Buddhism

[ October 28, 2011; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] The fall 2011 Numata Lecture, featuring Dale Wright, professor of religious studies at Occidental College, has been scheduled for Friday, October 28.

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