HCBSS Research Projects
The HCBSS currently supports four ongoing research projects:
Buddhist Manuscript Project
This project will provide a varied set of opportunities for scholars to explore the texts, teachings, and history, of the Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra. The first workshop of the project was held at Stanford during summer 2008. A second workshop took place at Munich in summer 2010.
For more information, e-mail buddhiststudies [at] stanford.edu (buddhiststudies[at]stanford[dot]edu).
Sōtō Zen Text Project
The website for this project has been closed by the Soto Zen Text Project (SZTP).
The SZTP translation of the Shōbōgenzō 正法眼藏, entitled Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Dōgen’s Shōbōgenzō (8 volumes), was published in March 2023 by the Soto Administrative Headquarters, Tokyo. For further information, contact the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center at: info [at] stotozen.com (info[at]stotozen[dot]com).
The SZTP translation of the Denkōroku 傳光録, entitled Record of the Transmission of Illumination (2 volumes), published 2021, is available from the University of Hawai'i Press.
For information on the SZTP translations of the Sōtōshū gyōji kihan 曹洞宗行事規範, entitled Standard Observances of the Soto Zen School, and Sōtōshū nikka gongyō seiten 曹洞宗日課勤行聖典, entitled Soto School Scriptures for Daily Services and Practice, contact the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center at: info [at] sotozen.com (info[at]stotozen[dot]com).
General inquiries about SZTP and its translations should be directed to: carl [at] stanford.edu (carl[at]stanford[dot]edu).
Please do not direct inquiries to The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford.
The Oral History of Tibetan Studies Project
This project records and collects oral memories from those who contributed to establishing Tibetan and Himalayan Studies as a recognized and independent academic discipline. The project explores two topics: the development of the discipline itself and the distinctive life-stories of the individuals involved. The HCBSS co-sponsors the project, which is run by PhD students in Europe and the U.S.A. One of the Center’s doctoral students, Elaine Lai, is a founder of and interviewer for the project. For more information, please visit: https://oralhistory.iats.info/
Please do not direct inquiries about The Oral History of Tibetan Studies Project to The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford. For questions, please e-mail: elaine00 [at] stanford.edu (elaine00[at]stanford[dot]edu)