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.

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.

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New Book: Arts of Contemplative Care

February 24, 2012

A new book is being published by Wisdom Publications, titled The Arts of Contemplative Care, […]

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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.

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Publication Announcement

March 3, 2010

How Much is Enough? Buddhism, Consumerism, and the Human Environment

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How Much is Enough?

February 22, 2010

A new volume of essays edited by IBS Dean Richard K. Payne has recently been published by Wisdom Publications.

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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, “Path of No Path—Contemporary Studies in Pure Land Buddhism.”

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