Preaching Buddha from the British Museum

Tang dynasty image of the teaching Buddha. Digital image: © The Trustees of the British Museum

HCBSS serves to support and develop the university’s resources for Buddhist Studies in academic program, research, scholarly communication, and public outreach.

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Spring Quarter classes are being taught remotely and all events are postponed till further notice.

For information on COVID-19 for the Stanford community, please visit:

Statement on Recent Developments

At the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford we stand in solidarity with African Americans and their struggle for racial equality. We believe that violence and systemic racism cannot be tolerated. Goodwill, compassion, empathy and equanimity should be the guiding principles of our actions, in line with the teachings of Buddhism and the dictates of humanity.

Praying for grades

Featured Course

Exploring Chinese Religions

Taught by Professor John Kieschnick and Nancy Chu (Teaching Intern)

Mandala of the One-Syllable Golden Wheel


  • Introductory Books on Buddhism (10)
  • Bibliography on Buddhism (108)
  • Bay Area Buddhist Organizations
  • Museums & Libraries: Buddhist Collections
  • List of Buddhist Films
  • Buddhist Music & Chanting





  • Faculty
  • Graduate Students
  • Alumni