Shinran Shonin’s (1173–1263 AD) experience of the Buddhadharma is the foundation of Shin Buddhism and the Buddhist Churches of America. To clarify and deepen our understanding of his experience is the activity of Buddhist Education.

The Center for Buddhist Education  and the Insti­tute of Bud­dhist Stud­ies  (IBS) are two primary resources that provide educational opportunities for the Buddhist Churches of America. The Center for Buddhist Education offers programs for students, leaders and the broader community. The Institute of Buddhist Studies, in affiliation with Ryukoku Uni­ver­sity of Kyoto  and the Grad­u­ate The­o­log­i­cal Union (GTU), provides graduate study programs.