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Foundations for Buddhist Chaplaincy

March 13 - March 15

Foundations for Buddhist Chaplaincy:
Dialogues and Developments in Japan and North America connecting Teachings and Effective Service

March 13-15, 2020
Berkeley, California

Co-sponsored by the
Institute of Buddhist Studies and
UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies

Buddhist chaplaincy is developing rapidly in both North America and Japan. This international conference seeks to develop connections and conversations and discuss specific challenges and successes Buddhist chaplains experience on both sides of the Pacific.

The practice of Buddhist chaplaincy is sustained and guided by the Buddhist teachings or Buddhadharma. At this conference, we are interested in exploring how the dharma can form the foundation for Buddhist chaplaincy, how chaplaincy programs educate students in the connection between the dharma and effective service, and how we support and guide them in serving others.

Scholars and chaplains from both the United States and Japan will present their ongoing research and work in this developing field.

More information on this event, including registration, is forthcoming.


March 13
March 15
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Center for Japanese Studies (UC Berkeley)
Institute of Buddhist Studies


Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS)
2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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