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.



Dear Friends,  We are glad to announce that the second issue of the 2021 news digest for the UA Center for Buddhist Studies has been published.  This news digest presents recent conferences, new research, focused initiatives, and various lecture series related to global Buddhist Studies.  It will... Read More
Happy Vesak Day! Buddhists all around the world celebrate this holiday to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Buddha. The date is determined by the Asian lunisolar calendar and this year falls on May 26, 2021.  One of the world’s major religions, Buddhism is practiced by... 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
UACBS Published the Fifth Issue of Chinese Buddhist Canon Research Newsletter We are pleased to release the second issue of a monthly Chinese Buddhist Canon Research Newsletter in February 2021. The purpose of this newsletter is to present academic information about the research, collation,... Read More
  Call for Contributors   An Encyclopedia of Hangzhou Buddhist Culture   The “grand narrative” approach to the study of East Asian Buddhism has long remained dominant within the academic study of Buddhism. There is much to be gained from such a methodology and it has served the field well for the... Read More

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