Institute of Buddhist Studies and Buddhist Churches of America Present


Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23, 2017

Greetings from the Bishop

         I truly believe that teaching is one of the most sacred professions. I also believe that being a schoolteacher is the most difficult position to fill. Schoolteachers need support and respect from parents and communities.

         Therefore, I would like to support teachers by providing them with dharma workshops that will benefit them to serve as great community leaders of today and tomorrow.

         Let us together help create better communities for everyone by learning ancient wisdom from a Buddhist understanding of people and the world.

Respectfully Yours,

Reverend Kodo Umezu, Bishop
Buddhist Churches of America

Venue


Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 USA (Click here  for facility photos)

Speakers

Rev. Dr. David Ryo Matsumoto (View biography  ) and Venerable Madawala Seelawimala (View biography  )

Speaker biographies 

Schedule

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time Event
4:00 pm Ice Breaker:Self Introductions & Experiences in Education & Teaching
6:00 pm Welcome Dinner
7:30 pm Discussion

Friday, July 21, 2017
Time Event
7:30 am Exercise – Meditation
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am How did Buddha Teach? part I Lecture by Bhante Seelawimala
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm How did Buddha Teach? part II Lecture by Bhante Seelawimala
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Supporting Each Other Lecture by Rev. Kodo Umezu
6:00 pm Dinner on your own
7:30 pm Discussion

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time Event
7:30 am Exercise – Taichi
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Living a “Triple A” Life part I  Lecture on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism by Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Living a “Triple A” Life part II  Lecture on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism by Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Dialogue with Rev. Umezu & Rev. Dr. Matsumoto
6:00 pm Dinner on your own
7:30 pm Discussion

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time Event
7:30 am Exercise – Qigong
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Attend Sunday Service at Berkeley Buddhist Temple
11:00 am Wrap-up Session: Reflections and Outcomes
12:00 pm Lunch (optional)

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Application Information

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Program Fee: $350

Includes: All breakfasts, lunches and Thursday welcome dinner.
Lodging at the Jodo Shinshu Center from July 20-23 (A limited number of rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Financial aid is available. Please see page 3 of the application form for details.

Eligibility: School teacher of grades K-12 grades. (Maximum 20 participants)

Download Mail-in Application Form in PDF Here 

Apply Online Here 

Application Deadline was June 1, 2017

Contact:

Buddhist Churches of America
Center for Buddhist Education
2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 USA
Tel: 510-809-1460
Email: cbe@bcahq.org
Web: http://buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/