The Numata Center for Buddhist Studies

The Numata Center for Buddhist Studies oversees a variety of research programs, scholarly events, and outreach activities, often in collaboration with units on and off campus. Activities include a colloquium series, conferences, a visiting scholar program, the Numata Visiting Professorship, and administering the Toshihide Numata Book Award. Past programs have involved coordination of a special film series (with the university's Pacific Film Archive) and co-sponsorship of the International Buddhist Film Festival (with the Buddhist Film Society).

Group in Buddhist Studies

The Group in Buddhist Studies, which is comprised primarily of faculty from the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures and South and Southeast Asian Studies, offers an interdisciplinary program of study and research leading to a Ph.D. degree in Buddhist Studies.