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 announce the publication of Research on the Chinese Buddhist Texts from Tangut (Lanzhou: Gansu wenhua chubanshe, 2022) in Chinese by Prof. Kirill Solonin 索罗宁. This book is an academic work on the study of Tangut Chinese Buddhism, which is one of the projects of China’s National... Read More
Dr. Jiang Wu contributed an article "Discipline and Enlightenment: Hanyue Fazang 漢月法藏 and the Spread of the Triple Platform Ordination Ceremony in Seventeenth-Century China" to the book "Take the Vinaya as Your Master": Monastic Discipline and Practices in Modern Chinese Buddhism, just published in... Read More
Welcome to the Center for Buddhist Studies Community Wellness Digest! In this monthly email, we share wisdom from Buddhist teachings you can use in your daily life, wellness tips, and information about university and community events. After a successful launch in Spring 2021, we are expanding the... Read More
The Center for Buddhist Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies are pleased to announce that Tianyu Lei has received the 2023 Lingyin Buddhist Studies Best Paper Award for a paper titled “The Making of a Goddess: Rethinking the History of the Cult of Zhunti (Cundī) in China.” An award... Read More
The Center for Buddhist Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies are pleased to announce that Lixia Dong is one of two recipients of the 2023-2024 Lingyin Buddhist Studies Fellowship and the Khyentse Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. An award ceremony will take place in conjunction with the... Read More

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