Research Centers and Programs
In addition to their individual research projects, many IBS faculty are engaged in collaborative projects, bringing scholars from other institutions to Berkeley to conduct research or present at public conferences or symposia.Whereas some projects are focused on a single theme or topic, such as our
Henry Luce Foundation supported program on Public Theologies of Technology and Presence, others are ongoing and organized into formal research centers such as the Center for Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies.
Regardless of their scope, such projects give life to the academic study of Buddhism and create public forums for our work to reach outside our community.
The Public Theologies of Technology and Presence program gathers and funds a cohort of leading scholars of religion, theologians, and journalists for their work addressing a pressing concern of contemporary life: The ways in which technologies reshape human relationships and alter how people are or are not “present” with each other. The three-year program launched in 2018 and is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Studying at IBS
Master of Divinity
Providing a foundation for effective Buddhist chaplaincy and ministerial careersRead More
Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies
In-depth study on the history, texts, and practices of the Buddhist traditionRead More
Focused programs for degree students and continuing education opportunitiesRead More