The Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) hosted its fifth annual Graduate Student Symposium on October 5, 2018, at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley. Five graduate students presented papers on the theme of Buddhist Political Engagements, followed by a keynote address by Dr. Melissa Anne-Marie Curley of Ohio State University. Among the graduate students presenting were Brent Beavers and C.J. Dunford, students in the GTU's MA program in affiliation with IBS, and Blaine Higa, a student in the Shin Buddhist ministerial track of IBS’s MDiv program.
The Institute of Buddhist Studies has been providing graduate level Buddhist education in Berkeley for more than half a century, and has been an affiliate of the GTU since 1985. Follow the link below to visit the website of the Institute of Buddhist Studies and read the full report on the symposium.