Archives: student notes

2019 Spring Colloquy

April 12, 2019

Join us for a conversation with our graduating students to discuss their research and celebrate […]

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IBS Graduate Awarded Board Certification

December 13, 2018

Joanne Laurence, a 2016 graduate of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) and Institute of Buddhist […]

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New and Returning Student Orientation

August 22, 2018

All current and incoming students are invited to attend the annual orientation to get important […]

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Buddhist Healing Principles: recording from annual chaplaincy conference

August 8, 2017

This past June, three members of the IBS community participated in the 2017 Annual Conference […]

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IBS Celebrates 2016 Graduates

May 27, 2016

Five Institute of Buddhist Studies’ students were presented with their Masters Degrees at commencement ceremonies […]

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2014 Commencement

May 30, 2014

IBS 2014 Commencement: Four Institute of Buddhist Studies’ Buddhist Chaplaincy students received their joint Graduate […]

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Call for papers, Update: Proposal Deadline Extended

December 3, 2012

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 3rd Annual Graduate Student Symposium at the Institute of Buddhist Studies.

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2012 Fall Semester enrollment

October 25, 2012

The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS), seminary and graduate School, began its 2012 fall semester with a total of eighty students enrolled in its Buddhist Studies programs.

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2012 Institute of Buddhist Studies Commencement

May 21, 2012

Five Institute Of Buddhist Studies’ students received their Master Degrees at a commencement ceremony on Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley.

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Second Annual Graduate Student Symposium

March 26, 2012

The Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA sponsored and held its Second Annual Graduate Symposium that presented work from graduate students across the United States. Institutions represented included Florida State University, the Graduate Theological Union, the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Maitripa College, Northwestern University, and University of Southern California. Within the fields of Art History, Buddhist Studies, and Religious Studies, students presented papers focused on the theme of Globalization, Tourism, Modernization and the Religions of Asia.

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Graduate Student Symposium Call for Papers

December 12, 2011

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. Our theme this year is “Globalization, Tourism, Modernization, and the Religions of Asia.”

Both in Asia and in the West, religions are transformed by globalization, tourism, and modernization. This conference invites graduate students to submit proposals considering how one or more of these topics affect religions of Asia, either in the U.S. or abroad.

Proposals should be between 150 to 200 words, and include the paper’s title and the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information. Please submit proposals to Courtney Bruntz no later than January 1, 2012.

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2011 Fall Enrollment

September 27, 2011

The incoming class of fall 2011 at the Institute of Buddhist Studies is one of growing diversity of interest in Buddhist Studies, Shin Ministry and Buddhist Chaplaincy.

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2011 Commencement

May 12, 2011

Three Institute of Buddhist Studies’ students received their Master Degrees at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, […]

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IBS Commencement 2010

May 18, 2010

Mr. George T. Aratani, a long time supporter of Institute of Buddhist Studies, was presented […]

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2010 Graduation Commencement

April 20, 2010

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.

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IBS 2009 Fall Semester

September 8, 2009

The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS), a Graduate Seminary for Buddhist Studies, began its 2009 fall semester with an enrollment of 65 students. Of the total 26 are IBS students and 39 are students for the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), a consortium of Christian Seminaries.

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IBS 60th Anniversary Celebration

September 3, 2009

The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS), a graduate seminary for Shin Buddhist Ministry and Buddhist Studies, celebrated its 60th anniversary on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 from 11 a.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center (JSC). Some 80 persons were in attendance.

The ceremony included an opening service led by Bishop Koshin Ogui, Socho and President of IBS. Socho Ogui in his welcome remarks expressed his gratitude to all the BCA members who helped in the growth of IBS throughout the years and to the IBS staff for moving the IBS towards a strong Buddhist Educational Institution.

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2009 IASBS Conference Highlights

June 22, 2009

Some 100 scholars, priests, and students attended the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies held on June 12-14 at the Ryukoku University Omiya Campus in Kyoto, Japan. With the theme “Shin Buddhism in the World of the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Potential,” some 52 scholars, priests, and students from Japan, the United States, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hawaii, South America, and Europe presented papers on a wide variety of topics committed to Shin Buddhist Studies.

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2009 Spring Student Body

April 4, 2009

The Institute of Buddhist Studies, a graduate school for Buddhist Studies and Ministerial Studies in Berkeley, began its 2008 spring semester with an enrollment of 48 students. Of the total 25 are IBS students. In the fall semester there were a total of 60 students taking courses.

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