Center for

Buddhist Studies

Promoting academic research on the Buddhist tradition and its related religious, intellectual, social, cultural, and economic aspects around the world

Our center provides regional, national, and international leadership in the academic field of Buddhist studies.

Collaborating with academic units and communities within and outside the university, the center’s activities include a Buddhist studies lecture series, financial assistance to scholars and students of Buddhist studies, hosting academic conferences and workshops, a visiting scholar program, contemplative studies and community outreach.

n the spring of 2019, the UA College of Humanities entered an academic partnership with the Hangzhou Buddhist Academy in Hangzhou, China. An official partnership was signed by College of Humanities Dean Alain-Phillippe Durand and the President of the Hangzhou Buddhist Academy in April. This... Read More

In a recent essay competion on the topic of Buddhist compassion organized by the Maitreya Culture and Education Foundation in Hong Kong for university students and faculty worldwide, four UA students were selected for awards. Among them, Liu Yi (PHD student, East Asian Studies)and Rob Lisak (... Read More

Dean of the College of Humanities Alain-Philippe Durand and Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies Jiang Wu attended the award ceremony for the essay competition “Ci - Chinese character of Compassion” hosted by the Maitreya Culture & Education Foundation in Hong Kong on May 4... Read More

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