The IBS and CBE Announce the 2009 Pacific Seminar

M. Editor  |  May 20, 2009

The Institute of Buddhist Studies and the BCA Center for Buddhist Education will co-host the Pacific Seminar the 21st Century: Shinran and His Teachings, from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2009 at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley.

The seminar will explore the significance of the “Larger Sutra of the Buddha of Immeasurable Life,” as discussed in Shinran’s major work, the Kyōgyōshinshō.

Speakers for the seminar include:

  • Dr. Toshikazu Arai, Professor of Humanities at Soai University, Osaka, Japan
  • Dr. Nobuo Haneda, Maida Center of Buddhism at Berkeley
  • Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, Institute of Buddhist Studies and Director of IBS Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies
  • Rev. Kodo Umezu, Director of the Center for Buddhist Education

Registration for the seminar is $175.00 for general participants and $125.00 for BCA members. For registration information and seminar schedule visit or call (510) 809-1460.