Institute of Buddhist Studies & BCA Center for Buddhist Education present  

Summer Pacific Seminar - 21st Century

* In conjunction with the Minister's Assistant Program & Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course Summer Workshop


BCA Center for Buddhist Education


ph:(510) 809-1460

fax: (510) 809-1462



Friday July 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM PST 
Saturday, July 21, 2018  until 9 pm

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Jodo Shinshu Center

JODO SHINSHU CENTER                                              2140 Durant Avenue (btwn Shattuck and Fulton), Berkeley, CA  94704


No lodging is available at the Jodo Shinshu Center for this event. Please contact JSC Facilities Manager, Glenn Kameda for nearby alternatives: (510) 809-1401 or email:

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For Summer Pacific Seminar 

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Deadline for registration: June 20, 2018

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(MAP or JSCC participants: Please DO NOT use online registration; see instructions below.)

Lodging at the Jodo Shinshu Center is not available for the Summer Pacific Seminar. 




The MAP Session and JSCC Summer Workshop

both begin on Thursday, July 19 and include the Summer Pacific Seminar.

Different registration forms and fees apply; please don't register online.

MAP participants: Contact CBE at

JSCC Summer Workshop participants: Contact




Keynote Bio:


Born and living in Geneva, Jerome Ducor studied Buddhism at Lausanne University. He graduated thereafter in religious studies and passed his doctorate in Japonology at the University of Geneva. He specialized in Japanese Buddhism at Ryűkoku University and received ordination and a masters degree in the J˘do-Shinshű school of Buddhism at Hompa-Honganji (Ky˘to). He presently acts as the resident minister at Shingy˘ji temple in Geneva and as the president of the Institut d'Útudes bouddhiques in Paris. From 1992 to 1993 he taught East-Asian religions at McGill University (Montreal). He is the curator in charge of the Asia Department of Geneva's Ethnographic Museum (MEG), and teaching as a Privat-Docent at the Department of Oriental Languages and Civilizations of the University of Lausanne, as well as a Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies at University of Geneva.  Rev. Ducor e is also an Associated Member of the Centre de Recherche sur les Civilisations de l'Asie Orientale (CNRS - CRCAO / UMR8155 Japan)



About Pacific Seminar:

Continuing in the spirit of the Pacific Seminars which enlivened the Jodo Shinshu movement in the US after WWII, the IBS and the BCA Center for Buddhist Education re-initiated the Pacific Seminar – 21st Century in 2008 shortly after the Jodo Shinshu Center first opened, ushering in a new era for Jodo Shinshu Buddhist education. In addition to the two-day annual summer session, one-day Winter and Spring Pacific Seminar sessions have been hosted in Southern California and in the Northwest.


Presented by 

Institute of Buddhist Studies 

Buddhist Churches of America - Center for Buddhist Education