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.

The Center for Buddhist Studies is glad to announce four lectures of the Pu Yin Buddhist Studies Lecture Series in spring 2018 at UA. Prof. Albert Welter will give the inaugural lecture on Hangzhou Buddhism. Students and faculty who are interested in our Hangzhou Buddhist Culture Project should... Read More

The past 2017 fall semester is an exciting and productive period for the Center for Buddhist Studies. Since its founding in July 2017, the Center for Buddhist Studies has become... Read More

A faculty spotlight article on Dr. Rae Erin Dachille, one of the core faculties in the Center for Buddhist Studies, appeared in the UA’s Parent& Family Association newsletter. The article highlights Dr. Dachille’s biography and... Read More

Mr. Chan-Paw Lim, a local community leader in Tucson, recently donated $3,000 to the Center for Buddhist Studies to support various center activities. In 1969, Mr. Paul Lim was enrolled in the Ph. D program... Read More

New grants have launched an in-depth study of East Asian Buddhism as one of the signature projects of the UA's Center for Buddhist Studies.

Albert Welter, head of the Department of East Asian Studies and a core faculty of the Center for Buddhist Studies, has received new grants to conduct... Read More

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