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

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
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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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The Arts of Contemplative Care Book Event

[ 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.

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Domestic Dharma

[ September 22, 2012; 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. ]

The Institute of Buddhist Studies Numata Symposium:

Domestic Dharma

Beyond Texts, Beyond Monasteries

 

Saturday, September 22, 2012, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Jodo Shinshu Center

2140 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA

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 [...]

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Fall 2012 New & Continuing Student Orientation

[ August 22, 2012; 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. ] Fall orientation.

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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 ]

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