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Institute for the Study of

Understanding Buddhism historically, in the contemporary moment.

Latest News

Recent happenings at ISHB, UWest, and the wider Buddhism community. 

Upcoming Feature Events

ISHB events that we are excited about.

  • Dr. Lewis Lancaster's seventh "Buddhism as a Lived Experience" lecture focuses on wisdom. Presented by ISHB in conjunction with the Department of Religious Studies and Religious Graduate Council.
  • Dr. Iain Sinclair presents on Newar Buddhism, which is not only the last form of Buddhism existing continuously on the subcontinent, but also the only living Mahāyāna tradition practiced using the original Sanskrit texts.

Videos of Recent Events

Videos of recent events and lectures, for your viewing pleasure.

Current Project

Mapping Fo Guang Shan

Charting the development of a global Buddhist movement


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