Archives: Buddhism in the West

Buddhism without Borders: registration now open!

October 15, 2009

Registration is now open for the conference “Buddhism without Borders: Contemporary Buddhism in the West,” March 18-21, 2010 at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA. Conference schedule, details, and registration are available at the conference webpage here.

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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?

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Hiroji Kariya Awarded Honorary Doctorate

April 3, 2009

Hiroji Kariya, a long time resident of Mountain View, California, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Institute of Buddhist Studies, at the Buddhist Churches of America National Council Banquet, Saturday, February 28, 2009 at Irvine, CA. He was also awarded a BCA Lifetime Service Award.

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Women in American Buddhism conference video online

October 23, 2008

This past August, the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple hosted […]

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