News, Announcements, and Events from the Institute of Buddhist Studies
[ 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 ]
[ 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 ]
[ 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 ]
[ 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
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 [...]
[ Read: Winter Pacific Seminar: A Life of Shinjin ]
[ 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 onÂ Friday, November 4, 2011, 3â€“7:30 pm.
More details are forthcoming. Please contact the Group in Buddhist Studies for more information.
[ Read: Toshihide Numata Book Prize Presentation and Symposium ]
[ 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.
[ Read: Fall 2011 Numata Lecture: Karmic Mindfulness: Rethinking Morality in Contemporary Buddhism ]