The original founding vision and spirit of creating the Institute of Buddhist Studies as a world-class educational center is advancing to the next stage, making Shinran’s teachings visible. For a person with the kaikyoshi title and experience to assume this
The Institute of Buddhist Studies 2011 RyÅ«koku Lectures The History of the Shin Buddhist Tradition: significant persons, moments and issues by Professor Atsushi Hirata Department of History RyÅ«koku University, Kyoto, Japan Professor Atsushi Hirata will deliver the 2011 RyÅ«koku Lectures
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.
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce an certificate program, the Buddhism and Contemporary Psychology Certificate Program.
The Institute of Buddhist Studies, a graduate seminary for Buddhist Studies, Shin Buddhist Ministry, and Buddhist Chaplaincy, will hold its graduation commencement ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley.
The 2010 Surjit Singh Lecture in Comparative Religious Thought and Culture was presented at the Pacific School of Religion on April 13, 2010. At the event, the Graduate Theological Unionâ€™s Asia Project announced a new certificate program open to GTU MA, MDiv, and PhD students: the Certificate in Asian and Oceanic Cultures and Faith Traditions (AOCFT).
Our Spring 2010 Numata Lecture, “How DhÄraá¹‡Ä«s Were Proto-tantric” by Jacob Dalton, has been rescheduled for 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2010.
Institute of Buddhist Studies Dean and Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhist Studies Richard K. Payne will be delivering the 2010 Spring English Seminar at the Seattle, Washington, Betsuin Buddhist Temple.
How Much is Enough? Buddhism, Consumerism, and the Human Environment
The Institute of Buddhist Studies now has a YouTube Channel!
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce our 2010 Ryukoku Lecture Series. This years speaker will be Professor Dennis Hirota of the Department of Shin Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University, speaking on the topic “Shinran’s Phenomenology of Religious Life: Toward a Rethinking of Shinjin.”
At the August 7 meeting, the Institute of Buddhist Studies’ Board of Trustees approved changing the Hongwanji Professorial Chair to the H.E. Kosho Ohtani Monshu Emeritus Professorial Chair for Shin Buddhist Studies.
Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai has pledged $500,000 to further support the goals of the professorial chair for the Yehan Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies at the Institute of Buddhist studies.
On the occasion of his wife Yasuko’s First Year Memorial Service, with the consent of his family, Mr. Hiroji Kariya, a member of the Mountain View Buddhist Temple, pledged $1,000,000 to establish an endowed professorial chair at the Institute of Buddhist Studies.
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce a new Certification Program in Buddhism and Psychotherapy for clinicians who wish to deepen and expand their practice as psychotherapists through a rigorous study of the Buddhist teachings. Dr. Judith Daijaku Kinst, IBS Adjunct Professor, states that the interface between Buddhism and psychotherapy is an increasingly important one for both the individual psychotherapist and for the practical integration of Buddhist teaching into contemporary Western society.
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?
The Institute of Buddhist Studies, Graduate Seminary for Shin Buddhist Ministry and Buddhist Research, and the Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research both at Berkeley, announced the publication of the second of three volumes titled, â€œPath of No Pathâ€”Contemporary Studies in Pure Land Buddhism.â€
The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS), a graduate Seminary for Shin Buddhist Ministry and Buddhist Research located in Berkeley, was recently invited to become an affiliate of the prestigious consortiums of religious schools in Kyoto, Japan. The consortium is called the Kyoto Graduate Union of Religious Studies (K-GURS).
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