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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 - Enlightenment: A Distant Beacon
    Dr. Lewis Lancaster's eighth "Buddhism as a Lived Experience" lecture focuses on enlightenment, the state of transcendence achieved by the Buddha. Presented by ISHB and organized by the Department of Religious Studies and Religious Graduate Council.

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