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About

The Center for Buddhist Studies (CBS) is a research, educational, 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 artistic 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, research projects, publication of academic articles, journals, and books, digital scholarship, training and education in related fields, visiting scholar programs, contemplative studies, community outreach, rare Buddhist archive, 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.

Newsletter

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 newsletters:

Annual Newsletter: 2019, 2020

Biannual E-Newsletter: 2019 Spring

 

STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CBS

The Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Arizona (UACBS), founded in 2017, is a research, education, and outreach institute in the College of Humanities (COH) that organizes academic studies, educational programs, and community events to enhance the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of individuals and the community. Taking a humanistic approach, the Center collaborates with departments and communities within and outside the University of Arizona to promote academic research on the Buddhist tradition and its related religious, intellectual, social, cultural, and artistic aspects in all geographical regions in the world. The Center aims to become recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally as a leader in the field and an innovator of new research, education and outreach activities.