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The UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies trains scholars and educates members of the broader community about Buddhist religion and culture in all of their diversity. Among U.S. universities, only UCLA aspires to cover all of the major traditions in this world religion.

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6/24/2022 - 6/25/2022
Currents and Countercurrents in Sinitic Buddhism

Currents and Countercurrents in Sinitic Buddhism: Celebrating the Career and Contributions of Professor Robert E. Buswell, Jr. is an international conference to mark the retirement of Dr. Robert E. Buswell Jr., Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and to honor his many contributions to the field.

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Fellow scholars deliver affectionate tribute to Gregory Schopen

Gregory Schopen, a groundbreaking scholar of early Indian Buddhism, retired from UCLA at the end of June after 20 years at the university.
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Robert Buswell elected to U.S. Academy of Arts & Sciences

The distinguished professor of Buddhist Studies is the founding director of the Center for Korean Studies and the Center for Buddhist Studies (which he currently directs).
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