“May We Gather” Demonstrates Communal Healing as an Act of Protest

May 4, 2021

On May 4th at 4pm, over 1700 people watched the livestream of “May We Gather,” […]

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Taigen Dan Leighton Published in Joanna Macy Volume

April 26, 2021

Environmental activists and Buddhists have admired the work of Joanna Macy for decades. We’re pleased […]

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Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence

March 23, 2021

We at IBS are saddened and outraged by ongoing anti-Asian violence, attacks on Buddhist temples, […]

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Meet Ryūki Tom Hawkins!

March 22, 2021

Ryūki Tom Hawkins is a Sōtō Zen priest and candidate for the Master of Divinity […]

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New Stackable Curriculum Offers Flexibility and Personalization

February 25, 2021

The Institute of Buddhist Studies strives to create an academic environment that is rigorous, thorough, […]

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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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Certificate in Soto Zen Buddhist Studies Now Offered Online

January 11, 2021

For the last five years, the Institute of Buddhist Studies has offered the Certificate in […]

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Rev. Daijaku Kinst in Credits for Pixar’s “Soul”

January 6, 2021

Soul, released this month by Pixar, is a movie about the afterlife and what gives […]

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Professor Miyaji Interviewed on NPR

December 7, 2020

On December 5, our very own Rev. Takashi Miyaji was interviewed on NPR by Scott […]

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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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IBS Holds Memorial Service on Zoom

November 13, 2020

The Institute of Buddhist Studies conducted its 8th Annual Memorial Service on November 12, 2020. […]

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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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What’s in a Cave? Insights from the Numata Lecture Series

November 2, 2020

M.Div. and Chaplaincy Program candidate Rev Akiko Rogers reflects on this year’s Numata Lecture series.  […]

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Meet Alum Nathan Michon

October 8, 2020

The Institute of Buddhist Studies has so many amazing alumni entering the fields of chaplaincy, […]

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Meet Professor Takashi Miyaji

September 22, 2020

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is happy to announce that Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji has […]

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IBS Welcomes Students Back!

August 27, 2020

On August 26, IBS faculty and staff were excited to welcome new and returning students […]

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Statement on COVID-19 and IBS operations through 2020

June 24, 2020

Whereas several Bay Area counties and the State of California are slowly reopening or ending […]

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Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter and in Opposition to Racism

June 10, 2020

Today voices throughout the world are proclaiming that “Black Lives Matter” and calling for an […]

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Institute of Buddhist Studies Celebrates Its 2020 Graduates

May 18, 2020

Nalanda was an ancient Buddhist university in India that served as the site of invaluable […]

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Institute of Buddhist Studies Gains Initial Accreditation

March 2, 2020

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce that it has been granted Initial […]

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