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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.

Upcoming Events

12/8/2022
4:30-6pm
The Relevance of Toyok Caves to Meditation Practice

CANCELED - Zoom guest lecture by Prof. Nobuyoshi Yamabe, Professor of Asian Philosophy at Waseda University and Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley

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Recent Events

11/17/2022
6-7:30pm
The Cult and Yogic Practices of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara within Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism

Prof. Shen Weirong of Tsinghua University will compare the cult and yogic practices of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara within Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism.

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10/13/2022
4-5:30pm
Searching for the Ancient Dalit Buddhist? Uncovering the Outcaste Socio-Economics behind Buddhist Cemetery Asceticism

Hybrid (both in-person and Zoom) talk by Prof. Nicholas Witkowski of the University of San Diego Please click on the Register link to attend by Zoom or click on the RSVP link to attend in-person.

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News

Robert and Christina Buswell to establish first permanent endowed chair in Korean Buddhist studies outside of Korea

Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies Robert Buswell and his wife Christina Buswell have made gift commitments to create both an endowed chair and a graduate research fellowship in Buddhist Studies at UCLA.
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An interview with Robert Buswell, renowned scholar of Korean Buddhism

Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies Robert Buswell reflected on his life and work ahead of a two-day conference in honor of his retirement from UCLA.
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