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Institute for the Study of

Understanding Buddhism historically, in the contemporary moment.


The Institute for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism (ISHB) at University of the West is devoted to the promotion of the interdisciplinary study of Humanistic Buddhism. To understand the manifold contributions and unique characteristics of this Buddhist reform movement, the Institute believes that it is important to situate its study within the broader context of modern and contemporary Chinese Buddhism and to further pay attention to the multifaceted global entwinements that have facilitated its current form.

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Videos of Recent Events

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Current Project

Modern and Contemporary Buddhist Encounters in the Southern Sinosphere


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