The International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies (IASBS) was founded in 1982 with the objective of developping Shin Buddhist Studies (Jodo-Shinshu) and facilitating exchange of views and information among its members. It is the only worldwide organization focused on Jodo Shinshu and Pure Land Buddhist studies.
The members include not only academics, priests, and laypersons affiliated with Shin Buddhism but also those of other academic expertise and religious tradition. The IASBS welcomes participation of those with wide range of interests and specialization within and beyond Pure Land Buddhism.
This is the official website for the North American District of the IASBS.