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

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

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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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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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