The Institute of Buddhist Studies has long had a collegial partnership with the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies (IASBS), and several members of our faculty are also members of the IASNS North American District Steering Committee.
IASBS was founded in 1982 with the objective of developing Shin and Pure Land Buddhist Studies and facilitating exchange of views and information among its members. It is the only worldwide organization focused on Jōdo Shinshū and Pure Land Buddhist studies. In additional to a biennial international conference, IASBS hosts events during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion.
IASBS produces an academic journal, The Pure Land. IASBS membership includes a subscription to the journal, and members have access to the full back catalog online.
Please contact the IASBS for information on membership and activities.