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Pacific Seminar

June 26, 2009 4:00 pmtoJune 28, 2009 11:30 am

The Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Center for Buddhist Education Present

Pacific Seminar the 21st Century
Shinran and His Teachings

Join us in exploring the significance of the “Larger Sutra of the Buddha of Immeasurable Life,” as discussed in Shinran Shonin’s major work, the Kyōgyōshinshō.

Speakers for the seminar include:

  • Dr. Toshikazu Arai, Professor of Humanities at Soai University, Osaka, Japan
  • Dr. Nobuo Haneda, Maida Center of Buddhism at Berkeley
  • Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, Institute of Buddhist Studies and Director of IBS Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies
  • Rev. Kodo Umezu, Director of the Center for Buddhist Education

Registration for the seminar is $175.00 for general participants and $125.00 for BCA members. For registration information and seminar schedule visit the Center for Buddhist Education or call (510) 809-1460.

This event will be held at
the Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, Ca

Download the tentative schedule here.

Download the registration form here.

The IBS and CBE Announce the 2009 Pacific Seminar

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 9:17 am

The Institute of Buddhist Studies and the BCA Center for Buddhist Education will co-host the Pacific Seminar the 21st Century: Shinran and His Teachings, from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2009 at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley.

The seminar will explore the significance of the “Larger Sutra of the Buddha of Immeasurable Life,” as discussed in Shinran’s major work, the Kyōgyōshinshō.

Speakers for the seminar include:

  • Dr. Toshikazu Arai, Professor of Humanities at Soai University, Osaka, Japan
  • Dr. Nobuo Haneda, Maida Center of Buddhism at Berkeley
  • Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, Institute of Buddhist Studies and Director of IBS Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies
  • Rev. Kodo Umezu, Director of the Center for Buddhist Education

Registration for the seminar is $175.00 for general participants and $125.00 for BCA members. For registration information and seminar schedule visit www.cbe-bca.org or call (510) 809-1460.

Buddhism without Borders: Contemporary Developments in Buddhism in the West

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 8:40 am

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce “Buddhism without Borders: Contemporary Developments in Buddhism in the West”

This conference seeks to explore contemporary and historical developments of Buddhist thought and practice in American Buddhisms, Buddhisms in the West, or Buddhisms outside Asia. How has the Buddhist tradition been shaped by the transnational movement of peoples, diasporas, or immigration? How has the rise of global communication, tourism, and capitalism affected the way Buddhism is understood, taught, and practiced? How do we define “modern” Buddhism? The West? Or even “Buddhism” itself in an increasingly globalized world?

These and other themes will be explored in a series of panels held at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA, March 19–21, 2010.

Confirmed panelists include
Thomas A. Tweed (keynote address)
Charles Prebish
Richard Huges Seager
Jeff Wilson
Eve Mullen
Wakoh Shannon Hickey

More details will be posted to our News and Events blog over the coming months. For more information, please contact Scott Mitchell at scott@shin-ibs.edu.

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is a graduate school and Buddhist seminary located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1964 to train ministers for the Buddhist Churches of America, today the IBS offers multiple degree and non-degree programs, distance and online learning opportunities, and chaplaincy training. Through our affiliation with the Graduate Theological Union and close ties to the University of California, Berkeley, students have the opportunity to study Buddhism from multiple perspectives in a diverse and enriching setting.

Women in American Buddhism conference video online

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 8:53 am

This past August, the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple hosted the Women in American Buddhism Conference. The conference was a great success, and the organizers wish to thank all who attended and presented!

Video footage from the event is now available online at the Institute’s website:
http://www.shin-ibs.edu/denver-video/

Short videos from the Keynote Address by Judith Simmer Brown are available for download as well as footage from panels including: “The Role of Bhikkunis and Monastics in the U.S.,” “Buddhism, Women, and Society,” and “Entwinement and Liberation.”

More videos will be added to this page over the coming months, so be sure to bookmark it and check back often. (Or, subscribe to the page’s RSS feed here:
feed://www.shin-ibs.edu/denver-video/index.xml)

And of course our full video archive can be accessed at the Digital Lecture Archive at the IBS website here:
http://www.shin-ibs.edu/academics/_dla/

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