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2015 Winter Symposium

February 26, 2015

Annual symposium held in conjunction with the Buddhist Churches of America’s National Council Meeting in San Diego, California. Details are forthcoming.

IBS Winter Symposium: Tradition and Insight

February 28, 2013
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Tradition and Insight: 2013 IBS Winter symposium

Tradition and Insight: Our Encounter with the Pure Land Way

Please join us for the 2013 Institute of Buddhist Studies Winter Symposium

An exploration of the roles that a received tradition and personal engagement play in our realization of the truth and meaning of Jodo Shinshu.

Keynote address by
Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki
Professor Emeritus, Ryukoku University

and presentations by
Dr. Michael Conway of the Eastern Buddhist Society
Rev. Henry Adams of Oxnard Buddhist Temple

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 1 to 5 p.m.

San Mateo Marriott Hotel
1770 South Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402

A portion of the symposium will take place in Japanese with English translation.

Free of charge, open to all.

Sponsored by the George T. Aratani Endowment for the IBS Center for Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies.

The Great Sound of Enlightenment

February 26, 2009
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

The Institute of Buddhist Studies will host its annual Winter Symposium at the 2009 Buddhist Churches of America National Council Meeting. This year’s theme is The Great Sound of Enlightenment: Shin Buddhist Music Throughout the Ages.

The afternoon program will examine the use and meaning of music in Shin Buddhist services, including its origins, current practices and future possibilities.

Speakers include:
Rev. Masao Kodani: Senshin Buddhist Temple
Horaku: the history and development of Buddhist music

Rev. Harry Bridge: Buddhist Church of Lodi
New (non-representational) Shin Buddhist music and songs

Mr. Peter Hata: West Covina Buddhist Temple
Shin Buddhism and Jazz

Prof. Scott A. Mitchell: Institute of Buddhist Studies
Historical Development of American Shinshu Gathas

The Symposium will be held at the
Irvine Hyatt Hotel
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614

Thursday, February 26, 2009
2:00 – 5:00 pm

Please contact the Institute of Buddhist Studies for more information or
download the attached flyer.

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