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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.



The University of Arizona’s Center for Buddhist Studies proudly stands with our entire community as we rise together to face the challenges of these difficult times.  In all forms of Buddhism, compassion is a quality that is of singular importance.  Today, President Robbins recognized the many... Read More
The Center acquired a set of rare translation notes of The Record of Linji (Rinzai Roku) in the summer of 2017. These translation notes were the collaborative work of Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Philip Yampolsky, Burton Watson, Gary Snyder, Iriya Yoshitaka and Yanagida Seizan, who participated in a... Read More
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
Happy new year and welcome back to the Spring semester. Please note that we have an upcoming lecture in our EAS Colloquium Series on January 24. The lecture is cosponsored by the Center for Buddhist Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies.   Title: Chiang Kai-shek’s faith in Christianity:... Read More
Dear Friends of the Center for Buddhist Studies, Can we count on you to help us this year while celebrating holidays? As a friend of the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Arizona, you have shown that you care about keeping connected to our community. If you enjoy our lectures and... Read More

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