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

Numata Lecture: Karmic Mindfulness

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

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Numata Endowment

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 8:00 am

A ceremony officially recognizing the donation of $500,000.00 towards the Jodo Shinshu Center Kodo’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).

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2011 Fall Enrollment

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.

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Theravada Buddhist Studies with the Sati Institute

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.

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Buddhist Chaplaincy Conference

Monday, May 16, 2011, 9:00 am

Some 30 people, with various interest in Buddhist chaplaincy attended the first “Buddhist Chaplaincy Conference: An Overview of Spiritual Care Giving,” 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 [...]

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2011 Commencement

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 2:12 pm

Three Institute of Buddhist Studies’ 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 [...]

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Spring 2011 Numata Lecture

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.

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Buddhist Chaplaincy

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 9:47 am

“Buddhist Chaplaincy: An Overview of Spiritual Care Giving,” 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.

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New Directions in Buddhist Psychology

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.

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2011 Ryukoku Lectures: The Hongwanji: Institutional and Doctrinal Developments in the Tokugawa Era

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 5:13 pm

The Institute of Buddhist Studies 2011 Ryūkoku Lectures
The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition: significant persons, moments and issues
by Professor Atsushi Hirata
Department of History
Ryūkoku University, Kyoto, Japan
Professor Atsushi Hirata will deliver the 2011 Ryūkoku Lectures at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. The lectures will take place on the following dates at the Jodo Shinshu Center, [...]

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