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

Noboru and Yaeko Hanyu Buddhist Chaplaincy Professorial Chair

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.

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Yamashita Scholarship

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.

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The Red Book Dialogues

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 Center’s lecture hall to capacity. Some 130 people [...]

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Numata Lecture

Thursday, November 04, 2010, 7:55 am

Dr. Kenneth Lee, professor at the California State University, Northridge, will be Fall Numata Lecture, speaking on “Shinran’s Devotional Hymn of Prince Shotoku: Kotaishi Shotoku Hosan,” 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 [...]

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Red Book Dialogues

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 “Red Book” by Jung, on Friday, October 22, before an audience that filled the Jodo Shinshu Center’s lecture hall to capacity. Some 130 people were in attendance.
The program began with an [...]

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IBS partners with Harvard for conference on homa

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.

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Latest issue of the Pacific World now available

Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 11:16 am

The latest issue of the Pacific World contains two special sections dealing with the Psychological Reflection on Buddhism and New Perspectives on Buddhist Modernism.

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Upcoming events

Saturday, July 24, 2010, 10:47 am

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is hosting some exciting events in the field of Buddhism and psychology.

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Aratani Presentation

Monday, June 21, 2010, 12:42 pm

Mr. George T. Arataini, a long time supporter of the Institute of Buddhist Studies was conferred an Honorary Doctorate at his home in Hollywood, CA on Thursday, June 17, 2010 by Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, the IBS George and Sakaye Aratani Professor. Dr. Aratani was not able to attend the IBS Commencement Ceremony held on May 14, 2010 in Berkeley, CA.

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Introducing Leroy Morishita

Monday, June 14, 2010, 8:00 am

Dr. Leroy M. Morishita, a member of the Berkeley Buddhist Sangha Temple, was elected as the Seventh Chair of the Institute of Buddhist Studies Board of Trustees in January 2010.

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