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.

From July 1st to the 7th, members of the CBS participated in a collaborative program on "The History of Buddhist Ideology and Social Life" sponsored and organized by the Institute for Ethics and Religious Studies (IERS) at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.  The program was also jointly... Read More
The famous Chan Buddhist Temple Liuzu in Guangdong Province has opened opportunities for Chan Buddhist education this summer.   Abbot, Master Shi Dayuan, has published nearly 200 books on a variety of important topics regarding Chan Buddhism in China. He hopes to open meditation centers all around... Read More
In the Spring of 2019, the UA College of Humanities distinguished director of the Center for Buddhist Studies Jiang Wu with a project development award.  Professor Wu’s advancements in Buddhist Geographical Information System (BGIS) and Regional Religious System (RRS)is being developed to store,... Read More
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

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