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Aug 19, 2022
Dr. John Johnston, Senior Fellow at the Center for Buddhist Studies, was recently awarded a grant from the Ishibashi Foundation and Japan Foundation to conduct research on the visual arts of the Ōbaku school of Zen Buddhism. The research project will take Dr. Johnston to Uji, Japan for two months...
Aug 17, 2022
Our building project with the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine has begun. The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine is underway and throughout construction, the project team of DPR Construction, Line & Architects, and Planning, Design & Construction will be providing...
Aug 15, 2022
Dear 2022 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Meeting Attendees,   On behalf of the University of Arizona, I welcome you to the 2022 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Meeting. It is an honor to host this meeting, and I congratulate you on the success of this event. The University of Arizona...
Aug 11, 2022
The Center for Buddhist Studies is proud to organize and co-host the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium 2022 Annual Conference, which will be held on Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18, 2022, The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. The theme of this year is “The Digital World in an Age of...
Aug 9, 2022
Date: September 16-18, 2022 Venue: The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA Main Theme: The Digital World in an Age of Uncertainty: Humanizing Technology for Wellness, Resilience, and Creativity PNC site: https://sites.google.com/view/pnc-2022/conference-info Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to...
Jun 3, 2022
We are pleased to release the fourteenth issue of a monthly Chinese Buddhist Canon Research Newsletter in June 2022. The purpose of this newsletter is to present academic information about the research, collation, collection, and digitalization of Chinese Buddhist canons and scriptures. The...
Jun 1, 2022
PNC 2022 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings Call for Papers & Posters (Extended to June 15)   Main Theme: The Digital World in an Age of Uncertainty: Humanizing Technology for Wellness, Resilience, and Creativity Date: September 16th-18th (Friday-Sunday) Venue: The University of Arizona,...
May 25, 2022
Dear Friends,  We are glad to announce that the 2nd issue of the 2022 news digest for the UA Center for Buddhist Studies has been published. This news digest presents recent conferences, new research, focused initiatives, and various lecture series related to global Buddhist Studies. It will be...
May 21, 2022
Happy Vesak Day! Buddhists all around the world celebrate this holiday to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. The date is determined by the Asian lunisolar calendar and this year falls on May 16, 2022. Buddhism is practiced by around 500 million people across the...
May 19, 2022
We are pleased to share a recent interview with Professor Alfred Kaszniak, Sensei and guiding teacher of Upaya Zen Center in Tucson, in conversation with Dr. Wendy Hasenkamp on the Mind & Life podcast. Dr. Hasenkamp is a neuroscientist, meditator, and Science Director at the Mind & Life...

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