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October 2019

Robots in Robes: Buddhism, AI, and Skillful Means, 2019 Numata Lecture

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Please join us for the 2019 Numata Lecture with Dr. Courtney Bruntz Thursday October 17 at 4 p.m. Robots in Robes: Buddhism, AI, and Skillful Means In 2015, the Longquan Temple outside Beijing unveiled "Xian'er" -- a two-foot-tall robot monk capable of responding to questions, chanting sutras, and singing Buddhist songs. A few years later, the Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto debuted "Mindar" -- a six foot tall android Kannon (the Bodhisattva of Compassion) with the ability to provide a sermon…

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November 2019

2019 Annual Memorial Service

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Please RSVP if you are interested in joining us for our annual memorial service to remember all those who came before to make the Institute possible.

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February 2020

2020 Ryukoku Lecture (1)

February 25, 2020
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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More information is forthcoming.

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2020 Ryukoku Lecture (2)

February 27, 2020
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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April 2020

2020 Spring Colloquy

April 3, 2020
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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More information on this event is forthcoming.

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May 2020

2020 Graduation and Commencement

May 22, 2020
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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More information on graduation is forthcoming.

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