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.
6/24/2022 - 6/25/2022
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.
Prof. Naomi Appleton (University of Edinburgh) examines stories of how the Buddha in a past life (as Bodhisattva) made a great sacrifice in exchange for a single verse of true teaching, and explores the implications of this cluster of stories for our understandings of the relationship between the dharma and buddhahood.