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, 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.

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We are happy to announce that Center for Buddhist Studies fellow Dr. Takashi Miura has published his book Agents of World Renewal: The Rise of Yonaoshi Gods in Japan this year with many accolades from the academic community.  Dr. Miura received his Ph.D. (Asian Religions) from Princeton University... Read More
Jinhui Wu, a PhD candidate from the Department of East Asian Studies, received the 2019-2020 College of Humanities Graduate Student Research Grant at the University of Arizona. Jinhui works on Chinese Buddhism and literature in the early modern era. The initial stage of her recent research, titled... Read More
Prof. Chia-lin Pao Tao, the senior fellow of the Center for Buddhist Studies, was invited to attend the Foguangshan University Presidents Forum in Taiwan, 11/5-11/8. The major theme of the Forum is “The Responsibility of the Buddhist universities toward the World”. Participants came from 29... Read More
Arizona in Hangzhou: Chinese Culture and Buddhism When: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 Time: 3:00-4:30 p.m. Where: Learning Service Building, Room 246 Tentative Summer 2020 dates: TBD The program's tentative dates may help you organize your upcoming summer plans. However, please do not buy your airline... Read More
The Center for Buddhist Studies is glad to announce the Sixth lecture of the Lingyin Buddhist Studies Lecture Series in 2019 fall at the U of A.  Professor Weirong Shen is scheduled to present. The lecture is free and open to the public. Title: ON THE INTEGRATION OF CHINESE AND TIBETAN,  EXOTERIC... Read More

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