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Institute for the Study of
HUMANISTIC BUDDHISM

Understanding Buddhism historically, in the contemporary moment.

Upcoming Feature Events

ISHB events that we are excited about.

  • LECTURE - Dr. Lewis Lancaster, Reincarnation: Body & Spirit
    Oct 26, 7:00 PM PDT
    Zoom
    The next installment in Dr. Lewis Lancaster's "Encountering Life" lecture series is titled "Reincarnation: Body & Spirit."
  • Rongdao Lai Lecture: Tracing the Tiantai Lineage in Southeast Asia
    Nov 30, 6:00 PM PST
    Zoom
    In this talk, Dr. Rongdao Lai offers a survey of Tiantai lineage transmission practice, and examines how these trends shed light on the shifting centers of authority, influence, and legitimacy in modern Chinese Buddhism.

Current Project

Mapping Fo Guang Shan

Charting the development of a global Buddhist movement

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