News, Announcements, and Events from the Institute of Buddhist Studies
Monday, December 12, 2011, 8:23 am
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. Our theme this year is “Globalization, Tourism, Modernization, and the Religions of Asia.”
Both in Asia and in the West, religions are transformed by globalization, tourism, and modernization. This conference invites graduate students to submit proposals considering how one or more of these topics affect religions of Asia, either in the U.S. or abroad.
Proposals should be between 150 to 200 words, and include the paper’s title and the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information. Please submit proposals to Courtney Bruntz no later than January 1, 2012.
[ Read: Graduate Student Symposium Call for Papers ]
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 11:47 am
Every autumn, the AAR hosts a national conference bringing together scholars, students, and practitioners of a wide diversity of religious traditions. And this year’s conference is in San Francisco. So you can be sure that faculty and staff from the Institute of Buddhist Studies will be in attendance!
[ Read: Buddhist Studies at the AAR ]
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 10:38 am
Please join us this Friday, October 28, for the Fall 2011 Numata Lecture
Karmic Mindfulness: Rethinking Morality in Contemporary Buddhism
Professor Dale Wright, Occidental College
[ Read: Numata Lecture: Karmic Mindfulness ]
Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 8:00 am
A ceremony officially recognizing the donation of $500,000.00 towards the Jodo Shinshu Center Kodoâ€™s Onaijin in 2003 was officially recognized with a short ceremony on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. The Onaijin donation was made in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Yehan Numata, founder of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai(BDK).
[ Read: Numata Endowment ]
Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 4:07 pm
The incoming class of fall 2011 at the Institute of Buddhist Studies is one of growing diversity of interest in Buddhist Studies, Shin Ministry and Buddhist Chaplaincy.
[ Read: 2011 Fall Enrollment ]
Thursday, August 18, 2011, 3:39 pm
The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) and the Sati Institute of Theravada Buddhist Studies (SITBS) announce a new, cooperative degree program.
[ Read: Theravada Buddhist Studies with the Sati Institute ]
Monday, May 16, 2011, 9:00 am
Some 30 people, with various interest in Buddhist chaplaincy attended the first â€œBuddhist Chaplaincy Conference: An Overview of Spiritual Care Giving,â€ co-sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Sati Center Program for Buddhist Chaplaincy at the Jodo Shinshu Center , Saturday, May 7, 2011.
Rev. Jennifer Block, a teacher at the Sati Center, and [...]
[ Read: Buddhist Chaplaincy Conference ]
Thursday, May 12, 2011, 2:12 pm
Three Institute of Buddhist Studiesâ€™ students received their Master Degrees at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley. The presentations were made by Dr. Leroy Morishiata, Chair of the IBS Board of Trustees.
The event was chaired by Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto and began with Opening Service led [...]
[ Read: 2011 Commencement ]
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 ]