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Crossing Realities: Shin Buddhism and Globalization

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 1:00pm

UPDATE: Please note updated program and time.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Institute of Buddhist Studies incorporating as a seminary and graduate school, the 2016 Numata Lecture will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016.

This year’s Numata Lecture will be:

The Path of Bhakti and Its Relevance for Contemporary Life

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies at the GTU is pleased to announce a symposium on "The Path of Bhakti and its Relevance for Contemporary Life.” His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj will offer the keynote address, closing remarks, and will sign copies of his acclaimed new book, The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti. Dr. Graham Schweig and Dr. Rita Sherma will present on the significance of Bhakti for personal and global challenges.

A Vigil in Solidarity with Orlando

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 9:08am

Join the GTU community as we gather for prayer, support, and solidarity in honoring the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Where: Pacific School of Religion, Chapel of the Great Commission, 1798 Scenic Ave. Berkeley

When: Monday, June 13, 2016, 4:00 pm 

Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and New Muslim Youth Culture

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 2:00pm

Center for Islamic Studies at GTU would like to invite you to attend a book reading with Hisham Aidi, author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and New Muslim Youth Culture.

Annual Drexler Lecture 2016: Religious Liberty

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Defending & Extending Religious Liberty for All: How Are We Doing?

Containing the Rising Ride of Islamophobia: OPEN Silicon Valley Forum

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

Anti-Islamic rhetoric is spreading across America like wildfire as fear-mongering tactics and crass statements by politicians continue to create an ominous climate at home for Muslim-Americans.

The Qur'an as Epic with Todd Lawson

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU cordially invites you to attend Dr. Todd Lawson's presentation, "The Qur'an as Epic." This event will be moderated by Dr. Mahan Mirza, and promises to be a wonderful experience!

When: May 4, 2016 12pm-2pm
Where: Graduate Theological Union, Richard S. Dinner Boardroom, 3rd floor of Flora Lamson Hewlett Library 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley CA

 

2016 GTU Commencement--with Live Video

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

The 2016 GTU Commencement Exercises will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 4:00 pm, in the chapel at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2770 Marin Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708. The event abounds with academic regalia, music, admittedly, a few speeches, and time to introduce each graduate to the community where the graduate receives a diploma and is invested in the hood of her/his degree.

Summer Foreign Language Courses at the GTU

Monday, July 10, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 4, 2017 (All day)
The GTU offers intensive summer language courses in French, German, and Spanish, designed to prepare registered students for the modern foreign language exam. Taught by experienced language instructors, the courses focus on grammar, building vocabulary, and translation practice for three hours a day for four weeks. Each class culminates with a modern foreign language exam. Tuition is $650.
 
These courses are open to current GTU students as well as members of the wider community. Classes begin on July 10 and conclude on August 4.
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