Photo of Convocation outside of MEMCHU

Convocation 2012, Main Quad, Stanford. Photo credit: Linda A. Cicero

 

Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Religious Studies offers several undergraduate major and minor options within which the student may design a concentration on Buddhism.

For information, see Religious Studies or contact the undergraduate student services administrator, Cyril Millendez, at 650-723-3322, cyrilm@stanford.edu.

Students may also design a concentration on Buddhism within the East Asian Studies major, administered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. For information, contact the department Student Services Officer, Ai Tranaitran@stanford.edu.

Recent Undergraduate Awards

Abstract: "To See a World in a Grain of Sand: Self-reference and Chronology in the Lotus Sūtra"
Congratulations to Adrian Liu, the recipient of the 2017-18 Best Undergraduate Paper in Buddhist Studies!
The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies selects one undergraduate paper in Buddhist Studies to receive the award for the best paper in Buddhist Studies every year.  The recipient of this award for the 2016-17 academic year is George Husley.  George said he grew up in the Bay Area and had the privilege of being exposed to Buddhism by
Best Undergraduate Paper in  Buddhist Studies 2015-16 entitled “Emergent Dharma: Buddhist Board Games, Past and Present” by Jackson Roach, (Senior, class of 2017), Comparative Literature
Best Undergraduate Paper on Buddhism 2014-15 entitled “Zen and the Art of the Startup” by Zachary E. Whittington