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.



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
SASLI is pleased to announce that our student application for 2020 is officially open! SASLI, based at the University of Wisconsin Madison, is an eight week intensive summer language program, offering courses in the following languages: Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali,... Read More
We are happy to announce that Center for Buddhist Studies faculty 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

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