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.
Meet Dean Scott Mitchell
September 19, 2019
Religions: Buddhism in the United States and Canada
April 23, 2019
New publication on Pure Land Buddhism
April 8, 2019
Review of Homa Variations posted to AAR’s Reading Religions
May 11, 2017
Education and Buddhist Ministry: Whither and Why?
May 8, 2015
Mindfulness: Three Buddhist Perspectives
February 26, 2015
Mindfulness and Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice
January 21, 2015
New Book: Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path, A Life of Awakening
April 12, 2013
Buddhism or Buddhisms? Rhetorical consequences of geo-political categories
August 13, 2012
The categorization of Buddhism along geo-political lines is perhaps the most common organizing principle today. It also tends to be accepted uncritically. Thus we find, without explanation, such expressions as “Indian Buddhism,” “Tibetan Buddhism,” “Chinese Buddhism,” “Burmese Buddhism,” and so on. These categories predominate not only in popular representations of Buddhism, such as the Buddhist magazines, but also in textbooks of both “world’s religions” and of Buddhism, in academic societies, and publishing, and perhaps the most durable entrenchment, in academic appointments.
New Book: Arts of Contemplative Care
February 24, 2012
Gil Fronsdal: Making a Difference, A Vision for the Role of Mindfulness in Society
January 31, 2012
New Publication: Buddhism in the Modern World
January 26, 2012
Routledge has published a new volume, edited by David L. McMahan, titled Buddhism in the Modern World.
In Buddhism in the Modern World, McMahan brings together sixteen scholars to discuss various aspects of modern Buddhism in contemporary Asia and the West. Scholars from Martin Baumann and Paul David Numrich to Damien Keown and Cristina Rocha explore how Buddhism is practiced from Southeast Asia to Europe, how it influences ethics and social engagement, culture and politics.
March 3, 2010
How Much is Enough?
February 22, 2010
New Publication: Path of No Path
April 5, 2009
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€