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.



Jinhui Wu, a recent Ph.D. graduate in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona, wins the 2021 Khyentse Foundation Student Award. Jinhui studies Buddhism with a focus on early modern Chinese Buddhist literature and its intersection with other socio-cultural spheres, from the... Read More
The University of Arizona Center for Buddhist Studies proudly joins thirteen other international institutions in co-hosting the International Conference on the Digital Humanities for Historical Works and Sinographs. Date: Friday, October 15, 2021, 09:30 to Saturday, October 16, 2021, 18:00 Korean... Read More
Join the University of Arizona Center for Buddhist Studies for our Pu Yin Lecture Series Fall 2021 No. 2 TRUTH IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: SEDUCTIVE WRITING AND THE BIRTH OF CHAN (ZEN) BUDDHISM IN THE TANG DYNASTY Dr. Alan Cole, Independent scholar Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM Arizona... Read More
We are happy to announce that we are presenting our grant-winning project (awarded by College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture, see at this year’s Western Conference of the Association of Asian Studies (WCAAS 2021)... Read More
Welcome to the Center for Buddhist Studies Community Wellness Digest! In this monthly email, we will share wisdom from Buddhist teachings you can use in your daily life, wellness tips, and information about university and community events. We welcome your feedback. Let us know what you think by... Read More

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