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

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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Pacific Seminar 21st Century

[ June 24, 2011 to June 26, 2011. ]
The Path to the Pure Land
Why is the Nembutsu Relevant to my Life Today?

The Pacific Seminar is an annual event co-sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Center for Buddhist Education, held at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, California, and is open to the general public.

This year’s seminar will focus on The [...]

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Buddha Day Vesak Celebration

[ June 5, 2011; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Peace and Harmony

Please join us on Sunday June 5 to celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of Śākyamuni Buddha.

The Buddhist Council of Northern California together with the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Center for Buddhist Education will host the annual Buddha Day (Vesak) Celebration with theme “Peace and Harmony,” on Sunday, June5, 2011 [...]

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Buddhist Chaplaincy: an Overview of Spiritual Caregiving

[ May 7, 2011; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Saturday May 7, 2011

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 nad satisfying. In recent years, Dharma practitioners have been experiencing chaplaincy as a powerful opportunity to practice engaged Buddhism, and for some, as a vocation [...]

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IBS 2011 Graduate Commencement

[ May 6, 2011; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Join the IBS graduating class of 2011 for a commencement event on Friday, May 6, 2011 in the Kodo at the Jodo Shinshu Center.

Details are forthcoming.

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Spring 2011 Numata Lecture: Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra with Lori Meeks

[ April 22, 2011; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Please join us at 3:00 p.m. on April 22, 2011, for the Spring 2011 Numata Lecture.

This year’s Spring Lecture will be presented by Prof. Lori Meeks of the University of Southern California. She will be presenting new research titled: “Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Gender, Pollution, and Salvation in Buddhist Sermons from Early [...]

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

[ April 8, 2011; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] There is an increasing need to advance the field of the clinical use of mindfulness. While current popular forms such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction are excellent ways to introduce the concept and practice of mindfulness to the general public, they do not capture the depth of the theory and practice of mindfulness as [...]

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GTU Graduate Fair for Prospective Master’s Students

[ April 2, 2011; 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] Come to this event for prospective Master’s degree students (MA, MDiv, and others) to meet representatives from the member schools, centers, and affiliates of the GTU and explore your interests in depth during panel discussions with faculty and students (and over lunch). Find out about a range of degree programs and the many fields of [...]

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IBS Graduate Student Symposium

[ April 1, 2011; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Please join us on Friday, April 1 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, for the Institute of Buddhist Studies’ first annual Graduate Student Symposium.

This year’s symposium will be a four-person panel composed of IBS and GTU students who will present ongoing research on Buddhism’s interaction with the modern world. Presenter include:

Dianne Muller (DSPT): The Concepts of [...]

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Ryukoku Lecture Series: The Hongwanji (3)

[ March 16, 2011; 2:10 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition: significant persons, moments and issues

by Professor Atsushi Hirata
Department of History
Ryūkoku University, Kyoto, Japan

Lecture Three: Hongwanji and the State: the two truth theory

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