Joanne Laurence, a 2016 graduate of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) and Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) Master of Arts program in Buddhist Chaplaincy, was awarded the highest professional certification, Board Certified Chaplain [BCC], from the Association of Professional Chaplains.
At its November 2018 meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Buddhist Studies updated its mission statement to: To provide graduate level education in the full breadth of the Buddhist tradition with specialized education supporting Pure Land and
Introduction to Buddhist Chaplaincy with Jennifer Lemas and Daijaku Kinst A half-day overview of a chaplain’s work of providing spiritual care and support for people in hospitals, hospices, prisons, and a wide variety of other settings. In recent years, Buddhist
This past June, three members of the IBS community participated in the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Rev. Dr. Daijaku Kinst, the Noboru and Yaeko Hanyu Professor of Buddhist Chaplaincy at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, facilitated
The Harvard Divinity School’s Buddhist Ministry Initiative presented a conference on: Education and Buddhist Ministry: Whither and Why? on April 23-25, 2015, at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge. Details of the conference topics and presenters is given below. Included
Learn more about the path to becoming a Buddhist chaplain at this informational symposium. Details forthcoming.
Dr. Richard Payne, Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and the Rev. Dr. Daijaku Kinst, IBS Chaplaincy Program Director, participated in a Ryukoku University International Symposium on September 26-27, 2013, at the Omiya Campus, Kyoto, Japan. The program was
A two day symposium jointly sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and Buddhist Ministry Initiative, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, will be conducted on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA , with the theme “Dharma at Times of Need: The interface of Chaplaincy and Ministry.”