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.

Thanks to the generous support from Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou China, the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Arizona establishes a Buddhist Studies Best Graduate Research Paper Award for graduate students who demonstrate superb research abilities through writing and publishing.... Read More

A close-up of Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, China

Thanks to the generous support of Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, China, the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Arizona establishes ten Undergraduate Study Abroad Travel Awards for... Read More

A close-up of Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, China

Thanks to the generous support of Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, China, the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Arizona establishes two graduate studies fellowships,... Read More

Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, China

Ron Dziwenka earned his Ph.D. from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona under the direction of Dr. Jiang Wu in 2010. Currently he is the Senior Study Abroad Advisor for the Center for International Education at Salisbury University in Maryland, as well as an Adjunct... Read More

Ron Dziwenka earned his Ph.D. from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona under the direction of Dr. Jiang Wu in 2010.

On Nov. 9, 2018, the University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins wrote a letter to Ven. Guangquan, abbot of Lingyin Temple and president of Hangzhou Buddhist... Read More

UA President Robert C. Robbins

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