News, Announcements, and Events from the Institute of Buddhist Studies
Monday, May 09, 2011, 9:00 am
“Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Gender, Pollution, and Salvation in Buddhist Sermons from Early Modern Japan,” was the Institute of Buddhist Studies’ Spring Numata Lecture topic presented by Dr. Lori Meeks of University of Southern California.
[ Read: Spring 2011 Numata Lecture ]
Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 9:47 am
â€œBuddhist Chaplaincy: An Overview of Spiritual Care Giving,â€ a conference with Rev. Jennifer Block and Rev. Dr. Daijaku Kinst, will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley. The event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies.
[ Read: Buddhist Chaplaincy ]
Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 9:00 am
“We are not alone.” These four words greeted the more than seventy attendees to the First International Conference of Other-Centered Approaches. This historic gathering marked the initiation of a movement that has the potential to illuminate the human condition with the light of Buddhist psychology.
[ Read: New Directions in Buddhist Psychology ]
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 5:13 pm
The Institute of Buddhist Studies 2011 RyÅ«koku Lectures
The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition: significant persons, moments and issues
by Professor Atsushi Hirata
Department of History
RyÅ«koku University, Kyoto, Japan
Professor Atsushi Hirata will deliver the 2011 RyÅ«koku Lectures at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. The lectures will take place on the following dates at the Jodo Shinshu Center, [...]
[ Read: 2011 Ryukoku Lectures: The Hongwanji: Institutional and Doctrinal Developments in the Tokugawa Era ]
Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 12:16 pm
Noboru Hanyu, on January 26, 2011, established a $500,000.00 endowed professorial chair at the Institute of Buddhist Studies to honor his late wife Yaeko, who passed away on November 1, 2002. He attributes his life long association with the Buddhist Churches of America to the support of his loving wife.
[ Read: Noboru and Yaeko Hanyu Buddhist Chaplaincy Professorial Chair ]
Monday, January 17, 2011, 9:53 am
Rev. Seishin Kiyoshi and Mrs. Marrie H. Yamashita, members of the Berkeley Buddhist Temple, established a $100,000.00 Institute of Buddhist Studies Scholarship Endowment on December 29, 2010.
The purpose for the scholarship is to support BCA ministerial candidates studying at IBS, IBS graduates who wish to study for an advanced degree at Ryukoku University, and prospective ministers from Japan who wish to study at IBS and serve in the Buddhist Church of America.
[ Read: Yamashita Scholarship ]
Monday, December 20, 2010, 8:30 am
The Institute of Buddhist Studies, in collaboration with the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, initiated a series of dialogues regarding the recently published Red Book by C.G. Jung. The first dialogue was held on Friday, October 22, 2010 before an audience that filled the Jodo Shinshu Centerâ€™s lecture hall to capacity. Some 130 people [...]
[ Read: The Red Book Dialogues ]
Thursday, November 04, 2010, 7:55 am
Dr. Kenneth Lee, professor at the California State University, Northridge, will be Fall Numata Lecture, speaking on â€œShinranâ€™s Devotional Hymn of Prince Shotoku: Kotaishi Shotoku Hosan,â€ Friday, November 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley at the Jodo Shinshu Center.
Dr. Lee is teaches courses in Asian [...]
[ Read: Numata Lecture ]
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 1:25 pm
The Institute of Buddhist Studies, in collaboration with the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, initiated a series of dialogues regarding the recently published â€œRed Bookâ€ by Jung, on Friday, October 22, before an audience that filled the Jodo Shinshu Centerâ€™s lecture hall to capacity. Some 130 people were in attendance.
The program began with an [...]
[ Read: Red Book Dialogues ]
Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 1:29 pm
The Institute of Buddhist Studies, BDK America, and the Sanskrit Department at Harvard are jointly presenting a conference on home, October 2 – 3, 2010 in Cambridge, MA.
[ Read: IBS partners with Harvard for conference on homa ]