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May 2015

Buddhist Chaplaincy: an overview

May 2, 2015
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Learn more about the path to becoming a Buddhist chaplain at this informational symposium. Details forthcoming.

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March 2016

Genshin’s Pure Land Dialogical Hermeneutics (1)

March 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Please join us for our annual Ryukoku Lecture Genshin's Pure Land Dialogical Hermeneutics: Its Influence on the Formation of Shinran's Thought delivered by Prof. Eisho Nasu, Department of Shin Buddhist Studies Ryukoku Univeristy, Kyoto Lecture One: March 7, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Lecture Two: March 9, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Both lectures will be held in the Kodo of the Jodo Shinshu Center

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Genshin’s Pure Land Dialogical Hermeneutics (2)

March 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Please join us for our annual Ryukoku Lecture Genshin's Pure Land Dialogical Hermeneutics: Its Influence on the Formation of Shinran's Thought delivered by Prof. Eisho Nasu, Department of Shin Buddhist Studies Ryukoku Univeristy, Kyoto Lecture One: March 7, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Lecture Two: March 9, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Both lectures will be held in the Kodo of the Jodo Shinshu Center

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March 2017

Annual Ryukoku Lecture: Mazumi Mitani (1)

March 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Details are forthcoming. The 2017 Ryukoku Lecture will be delivered on the afternoons of March 20 and 22. Prof. Mazumi Mitani will discuss "The Otani Kozui Expeditions and their Impact on Buddhist Studies"

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Annual Ryukoku Lecture: Mazumi Mitani (2)

March 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Details are forthcoming. The 2017 Ryukoku Lecture will be delivered on the afternoons of March 20 and 22. Prof. Mazumi Mitani will discuss "The Otani Kozui Expeditions and their Impact on Buddhist Studies"

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March 2018

Spring 2018 Ryukoku Lecture (1)

March 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The 2018 Ryukoku Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Yoshiyuki Inoue who will present on "Shin Buddhism Doctrinal Structure: Entrusting Heart and Mind and Nembutsu; Realization and Liberation" over two nights, March 13 and 15, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The lectures will be delivered in Japanese with English translation. Free and open to the public.

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March 2019

2019 Ryukoku Lecture (1): The World of Theravadins

March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Please join us for the 2019 Ryukoku Lecture Series, delivered by Prof. Yukio Hayashi, “The World of Theravadins: It’s Tradition and Transition from the Field Observation since 1981.”

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October 2019

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

October 17, 2019 @ 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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February 2020

2020 Ryukoku Lecture (1)

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Life and Thought of Rennyo – His Propagation Skills and Influences The 2020 Ryukoku Lectures will be delivered by Kenjun Inoue, Assistant Professor of the Department of Shin Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University. The topic of the lectures will be Rennyo (1415–1499), the 8th Monshu of Hongwanji, widely credited as making the Hongwanji-ha Japanese Buddhism’s largest sect during the 15th century. Inoue-sensei will discuss Rennyo’s propagation skills and his influences. There will be two lectures on February 25 and 27, 2020…

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2020 Ryukoku Lecture (2)

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jodo Shinshu Center (IBS), 2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Life and Thought of Rennyo – His Propagation Skills and Influences The 2020 Ryukoku Lectures will be delivered by Kenjun Inoue, Assistant Professor of the Department of Shin Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University. The topic of the lectures will be Rennyo (1415–1499), the 8th Monshu of Hongwanji, widely credited as making the Hongwanji-ha Japanese Buddhism’s largest sect during the 15th century. Inoue-sensei will discuss Rennyo’s propagation skills and his influences. There will be two lectures on February 25 and 27, 2020…

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