Center for Buddhist Studies Inaugural Ceremony

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
University of Arizona Poetry Center

Join us for the opening celebration of the UA Center for Buddhist Studies.

The College of Humanities established the Center of Buddhist Studies in 2017 to promote academic research on the Buddhist tradition and its related religious, intellectual, social, cultural, and artistic aspects around the world. The inaugural ceremony includes a keynote address for the 2018 Chan/Sŏn/Zen Conference, awards presentation by the prestigious Khyentse Foundation, and reception with a martial arts performance by the Shaolin monks from Shaolin Temple Cultural Center of Arizona.

Keynote: Telling the Story of Chinese Buddhism
Venerable Shi Guangquan, Abbot of Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou

Communication among different civilizations has brought humankind’s future closer together as never before. Hangzhou is hastening to establish the “World Buddhist Cultural Communication Center,” which is envisioned to serve as a base for international Buddhist cultural research exchange, a hub for the dissemination of information, and a sightseeing spot for Buddhist pilgrims.

Lecture, reception and performance free and open to the public.

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