[Buddha-l] Stanford Center for Buddhist studies
jkirk at spro.net
Fri Sep 12 14:36:22 MDT 2008
Oops--their new website is coming soon.
Their new website: http://www.stanford.edu/group/scbs/
The study of Buddhism at Stanford is centered in the Department
of Religious Studies , with additional resources provided by the
Stanford Center for Buddhist Studies, the Asian Religions &
Cultures Initiative, the Center for East Asian Studies, and other
units of the university, as well as by the Group in Buddhist
Studies http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu/index.html and other
units of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Buddhist studies program began in the late 1980s. Since 1994,
it has graduated twenty-one doctoral students, with another
fourteen currently enrolled.
The Stanford program has focused especially on East Asian
Buddhism, with an emphasis on the religion in its cultural and
historical contexts. The recent appointment of Professor Paul
Harrison in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and a planned university
initiative to develop Tibetan studies at Stanford give promise
that the focus of the Buddhist studies program may gradually
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