The Center for Buddhist Studies (CBS) is a research and outreach center in the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona. The Center collaborates with departments and communities within and outside the UA to promote academic research on the Buddhist tradition and its related religious, intellectual, social, cultural, and economic aspects in all geographical regions in the world.

The Center also engages in the preservation of the Buddhist heritage in its textual and artistic forms and in cutting-edge research on all aspects and traditions of Buddhism in the world. The activities and programs the Center initiates include, but are not limited to, Buddhist studies lecture series, academic conferences and workshops, publication of academic articles, journals, and books, digital scholarship, training and education in related fields, visiting scholar programs, contemplative studies, community outreach, and financial assistance to scholars and students of Buddhist studies. The Center for Buddhist Studies was established in 2017 with a generous seed donation from Dr. Su Wukang 苏武康 and financial and administrative support from the College of Humanities. Support the Center for Buddhist Studies.


It is an exciting time for the Center for Buddhist Studies. We are busy with conferences, new research initiatives, lecture series and exceptional faculty and student achievements, all aimed at the Center's core objective of fostering research, teaching, and outreach for Buddhist Studies locally, regionally, and globally. For more about our activities and accomplishments, take a look at our newsletter.