Faculty Research

IBS faculty produce leading-edge scholarship by participating in academic conferences, service to Buddhist communities, and scholarship and publications. Learn more about the work of our faculty below. And check our blog, the Ten Thousand Things.

2023 Ryukoku Lecture: Women Propagating Jodo Shinshu Teaching in Modern Japan  

March 27, 2023

Our 2023 Ryukoku Lecture is now available for viewing (in Japanese), featuring Profressor Nakanishi Naoki. […]

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Scott Mitchell named Chair of the Pure Land Buddhist Studies Editorial Board

January 31, 2023

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Mitchell, Tamai Chair […]

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2022 Numata Lecture

October 18, 2022

  Last Friday, Dr. Paula Arai joined Dr. Nancy Lin, Vanessa Sasson and Mutsumi Wondra […]

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Dr. Paula Arai to Join IBS Faculty: She Will Be First Eshinni and Kakushinni Professor of Women and Buddhist Studies

August 22, 2022

The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) is pleased to announce that acclaimed scholar and author […]

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Spotlight on a Course: Buddhism and the West

December 14, 2021

This spring, the Institute of Buddhist Studies will be offering a staple of our Buddhist […]

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Celebrating Public Theologies of Technology and Presence

November 30, 2021

The Public Theologies of Technology and Presence (PTTP) is a three-year program, launched in 2018 […]

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Pacific World Series 4 Volume 2 Now Online

October 26, 2021

The Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies has published the second volume of […]

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Buddhist Japanese Course Trains Beginning Students to Read Complex Texts

August 2, 2021

This fall, IBS is excited to offer Buddhist Japanese I, the first of a four-course […]

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Nancy Lin Joins the IBS Faculty

July 12, 2021

This fall, the Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to have Dr. Nancy Lin join […]

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Pacific World Publishes Special Section on Apologetics

July 9, 2021

The Pacific World, the peer-reviewed journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, has published a special section […]

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IBS Faculty (and Alum) Thomas Calobrisi Co-Edits Journal

May 17, 2021

Current IBS adjunct faculty member and recent IBS grad Thomas Calobrisi has co-edited this autumn’s […]

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IBS Alum Chenxing Han Debuts First Book, “Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian-American Buddhists”

February 9, 2021

On Thursday, January 28th, IBS Alum Chenxing Han was joined by Dean Scott Mitchell and […]

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Pacific World Establishes Blind Peer Review Process, Moves Online

November 19, 2020

Pacific World is an anonymous peer-reviewed journal that publishes English-language scholarship in Buddhist studies across […]

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Meet Rev. CJ Dunford

November 12, 2020

CJ Dunford is a recent IBS alum and Jodo Shinshu minister. Back from a year […]

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Meet Dean Scott Mitchell

September 19, 2019

I’m the Dean of Students and Faculty Affairs. This means I’m chiefly responsible for working […]

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Religions: Buddhism in the United States and Canada

April 23, 2019

For the last year, IBS Dean Scott Mitchell has served as a guest editor for […]

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New publication on Pure Land Buddhism

April 8, 2019

A new anthology of Pure Land texts and commentaries, edited by Georgios T. Halkias and […]

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Review of Homa Variations posted to AAR’s Reading Religions

May 11, 2017

From the AAR’s Reading Religions: Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue […]

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Education and Buddhist Ministry: Whither and Why?

May 8, 2015

The Harvard Divinity School’s Buddhist Ministry Initiative presented a conference on: Education and Buddhist Ministry: […]

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Mindfulness: Three Buddhist Perspectives

February 26, 2015

On Friday, February 20, 2015, the IBS, with Wisdom Publications, hosted the symposium “Mindfulness: Three […]

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