Institute of Buddhist Studies Appoints New Provost and Dean
March 14, 2016
2011 Ryukoku Lectures: The Hongwanji: Institutional and Doctrinal Developments in the Tokugawa Era
February 17, 2011
Noboru and Yaeko Hanyu Buddhist Chaplaincy Professorial Chair
February 16, 2011
Noboru Hanyu, on January 26, 2011, established a $500,000.00 endowed professorial chair at the Institute of Buddhist Studies to honor his late wife Yaeko, who passed away on November 1, 2002. He attributes his life long association with the Buddhist Churches of America to the support of his loving wife.
Buddhism and Contemporary Psychology Certificate Program
May 21, 2010
2010 Graduation Commencement
April 20, 2010
New GTU Certificate in Asian Faith Traditions and Cultures
April 15, 2010
The 2010 Surjit Singh Lecture in Comparative Religious Thought and Culture was presented at the Pacific School of Religion on April 13, 2010. At the event, the Graduate Theological Unionâ€™s Asia Project announced a new certificate program open to GTU MA, MDiv, and PhD students: the Certificate in Asian and Oceanic Cultures and Faith Traditions (AOCFT).
Event Update: New Time for Numata Lecture
April 6, 2010
March 3, 2010
2010 Ryukoku Lectures
February 11, 2010
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce our 2010 Ryukoku Lecture Series. This years speaker will be Professor Dennis Hirota of the Department of Shin Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University, speaking on the topic “Shinran’s Phenomenology of Religious Life: Toward a Rethinking of Shinjin.”
H.E. Kosho Ohtani Monshu Emeritus Professorial Chair
August 18, 2009
Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai charitable gift
July 27, 2009
Hiroji and Yasuko Kariya Endowment
June 4, 2009
New Certificate and Degree Programs
May 21, 2009
The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce a new Certification Program in Buddhism and Psychotherapy for clinicians who wish to deepen and expand their practice as psychotherapists through a rigorous study of the Buddhist teachings. Dr. Judith Daijaku Kinst, IBS Adjunct Professor, states that the interface between Buddhism and psychotherapy is an increasingly important one for both the individual psychotherapist and for the practical integration of Buddhist teaching into contemporary Western society.
Buddhism without Borders: Contemporary Developments in Buddhism in the West
May 20, 2009
This conference seeks to explore contemporary and historical developments of Buddhist thought and practice in American Buddhisms, Buddhisms in the West, or Buddhisms outside Asia. How has the Buddhist tradition been shaped by the transnational movement of peoples, diasporas, or immigration? How has the rise of global communication, tourism, and capitalism affected the way Buddhism is understood, taught, and practiced? How do we define “modern” Buddhism? The West? Or even “Buddhism” itself in an increasingly globalized world?
New Publication: Path of No Path
April 5, 2009
The Institute of Buddhist Studies, Graduate Seminary for Shin Buddhist Ministry and Buddhist Research, and the Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research both at Berkeley, announced the publication of the second of three volumes titled, â€œPath of No Pathâ€”Contemporary Studies in Pure Land Buddhism.â€
The Institute of Buddhist Studies Invited to Join K-GURS
April 2, 2009
The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS), a graduate Seminary for Shin Buddhist Ministry and Buddhist Research located in Berkeley, was recently invited to become an affiliate of the prestigious consortiums of religious schools in Kyoto, Japan. The consortium is called the Kyoto Graduate Union of Religious Studies (K-GURS).
Women in American Buddhism conference video online
October 23, 2008