Welcome to the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies
The International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies (IASBS) was founded in 1982 with the aim of developing Shin and Pure Land Buddhist Studies and facilitating exchange of views and information among its members.
This Association Will engage in such scholarly activities as holding conferences, Study meetings, and seminars; publication of both scholarly and general materials,
Such as books, pamphlets, and newsletters; and other activities deemed appropriate by the steering committee.
The members include not only academics, priests, and laypersons affiliated with Shin Buddhism but also those of other academic experience and religious tradition.
To apply for membership, please download this membership form and mail it with your membership dues to the district in which you live.
The IASBS annually publishes The Pure Land : Journal of Pure Land Buddhism, an academic journal in English that contains articles (many from papers presented at these conferences),essays, translations, and book reviews.
Subscriptions to the Journal are available trough membership at the IASBS.
Latest News & Events
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world, and about 7% of the global population are followers of Buddha. The belief is based on the teachings of Buddha and not worshiping Buddha. Many people misunderstand the religion thinking that Buddhist worship the...
Buddhism is a religion which has a variety of traditions and belief which were are based on the teachings of Buddha. The religion first originated in Ancient India from where it spread to Asia and slowly declined in India. Today about 7% of the entire global...
If you want to super-charge your website for your business, then you need to have with you a good SEO consulting service. What’s SEO? It’s the short version of Search Engine Optimization. It can be applied to any search engine: Bing, Amazon, Yahoo, YouTube, Google,...
Develop international Shin Buddhist studies
To provide graduate level education in the full breadth of the Buddhist tradition with specialized education supporting Pure Land and modern Shin Buddhist Studies and progressing Jodo Shinshu Buddhist ministry.