Please join us in celebrating the Institute of Buddhist Studies' 2017
This year, IBS will celebrate the accomplishments of six students
completing both degree and certificate programs including the Master of
Arts, the Buddhist Chaplaincy Certificate, the Kyoshi Certificate, as
well as certificates in Theravada and Soto Zen Buddhist studies. We
will also honor our visiting exchange students from Ryukoku
University and Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts.
Please come celebrate our graduates at two special events in May.
Association Graduate Reception
The Alumni Association of the Institute of Buddhist
Studies is holding the first annual graduate reception on Thursday, May
18, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Jodo Shinshu Center. The event
will be an occasion to celebrate the graduates who will share short
presentations on their work, followed by a message from IBS
alum, Rev. Marvin Harada of the Orange County Buddhist Church.
Light refreshments to follow.
Graduation and Commencement
The commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 18, 2017 from
10:30 AM at the Jodo Shinshu Center. Our commencement speaker will be
Ms. Chenxing Han, IBS Graduate class of 2014 and author of a
forthcoming book on young adult Asian American Buddhists. Additionally,
we will honor the recipient of the 2017 IBS President's Award, Mr.
Hiroji Kariya, for his years of service to the Institute.
Congratulations to all our graduates, we look forward to seeing you in