Spring Events at the Institute of Buddhist Studies

M. Editor  |  February 20, 2012

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce the following spring events. All events are free and open to the public and will be held at:

the Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2140 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704.

Graduate Student Symposium:

Second Annual Graduate Student symposium: “Globalization, Tourism, Modernization, and the Religions of Asia.”

The symposium will highlight work by graduate students, who will present a range of topics within the field of Religious Studies. Considerations will include religious tourism, cultural transformation of texts and practices, and modern and contemporary activities of Buddhists.

The event will take place on Friday March 16th from 1:00pm – 5:30pm, with a light reception to follow.

If you’re on Facebook, RSVP on our event page. (The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required!)


Spring 2012 Ryūkoku Lecture Series

True Teaching, Practice and Realization: its aim and the formation of Shinran’s Pure Land Teaching

Presented by Professor Hisashi Tonouchi, Ryūkoku University

All lectures will be held at 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Thursday March 8: Features and Critiques of Hōnen’s Pure Land Teaching

Thursday March 15: Birth through the nembutsu: Shinran’s explications of practice and shinjin

Thursday March 22: The Jōgen Suppression and Shinran’s admonition against self-power


Spring 2012 Numata Lecture:

Our spring 2012 Numata Lecture will feature noted Buddhist teacher and author, Franz Metcalf.

The lecture will be held on Friday April 27 at 3 p.m., and is also free and open to the publuc.

This event has been rescheduled. Please see our news blog for updates.

And check our News and Events blog for upcoming details regarding our 2012 commencent ceremony to honor our graduates.