Center for

Buddhist Studies

Promoting academic research on the Buddhist tradition and its related religious, intellectual, social, cultural, and artistic 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, rare Buddhist archive preservation, financial assistance to scholars and students of Buddhist studies, hosting academic conferences and workshops, a visiting scholar program, contemplative studies and community outreach.



We are pleased to release the fourteenth issue of a monthly Chinese Buddhist Canon Research Newsletter in June 2022. The purpose of this newsletter is to present academic information about the research, collation, collection, and digitalization of Chinese Buddhist canons and scriptures. The... Read More
PNC 2022 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings Call for Papers & Posters (Extended to June 15)   Main Theme: The Digital World in an Age of Uncertainty: Humanizing Technology for Wellness, Resilience, and Creativity Date: September 16th-18th (Friday-Sunday) Venue: The University of Arizona,... Read More
Dear Friends,  We are glad to announce that the 2nd issue of the 2022 news digest for the UA Center for Buddhist Studies has been published. This news digest presents recent conferences, new research, focused initiatives, and various lecture series related to global Buddhist Studies. It will be... Read More
Happy Vesak Day! Buddhists all around the world celebrate this holiday to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. The date is determined by the Asian lunisolar calendar and this year falls on May 16, 2022. Buddhism is practiced by around 500 million people across the... Read More
We are pleased to share a recent interview with Professor Alfred Kaszniak, Sensei and guiding teacher of Upaya Zen Center in Tucson, in conversation with Dr. Wendy Hasenkamp on the Mind & Life podcast. Dr. Hasenkamp is a neuroscientist, meditator, and Science Director at the Mind & Life... Read More

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