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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

4/23/2021
3-4:30pm
Did the Recovery of Lost Scriptures Matter in 20th c. Chinese Buddhism?

A colloquium talk by Prof. Erik Hammerstrom (Pacific Lutheran University) on the critical assessment of the common assumption that Buddhist scriptures recovered from Japan shaped the development of Chinese Buddhism during the Republican Period (1912-1949).

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4/23/2021
3-4:30pm
Did the Recovery of Lost Scriptures Matter in 20th c. Chinese Buddhism?

A colloquium talk by Prof. Erik Hammerstrom (Pacific Lutheran University) on the critical assessment of the common assumption that Buddhist scriptures recovered from Japan shaped the development of Chinese Buddhism during the Republican Period (1912-1949).

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3/5/2021
4-5:30pm
Chinese Translations of the Buddhist Vocabulary of Sense Perception during the Han and Three Kingdoms Periods

This talk is a preliminary investigation into a large set of sources pertaining to the some of the first encounters between Indian Buddhist and native Chinese thought: the Chinese translations of Indian Buddhist literature dating from the Han and Three-Kingdoms period ( (ca. 150-280 CE).

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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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