Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

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The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (OCBS) was founded in 2004 by Prof Richard Gombrich, Emeritus Boden Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford. The Centre is a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford.[1]

The OCBS is interdisciplinary in its approach to the broad field of Buddhist Studies and is most closely associated with the Buddhist Studies Unit of the Faculty of Oriental Studies [2] in its interaction with the University. Through this unit the OCBS also maintains close links with the Faculty of Theology and the School of Anthropology.[3]

The Centre arranges a broad range of seminars and lectures each year.[4] It was responsible for the establishment of the first endowed Chair of Buddhist Studies in Oxford.[5] The Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies is a Fellow of Balliol College, and a member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

The OCBS, in partnership with Equinox, publishes the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies Monographs, Edited by Richard Gombrich.[6]


  1. ^ "First endowed Professorship in Buddhist Studies in the UK is established at Oxford - University of Oxford". Ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  2. ^ "Buddhist Studies at Oxford - South and Inner Asia - Faculty of Oriental Studies - University of Oxford". Orinst.ox.ac.uk. 2011-11-02. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  3. ^ [1] Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Oxford University Gazette, 30 April 2009: Lectures". Ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  5. ^ "Professorship of Buddhist Studies". Balliol.ox.ac.uk. Balliol College. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  6. ^ "Equinox - Books - Browse by Series". Equinoxpub.com. Retrieved 2012-10-09.

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