2009 Indic Buddhist Manuscripts: The State of the Field Conference at Stanford
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"Indic Buddhist Manuscripts: The State of the Field" at Stanford on June 15, 2009. Photo credit: The HCBSS


Research Overview

The HCBSS provides various types of support for research and publication by faculty, students, and visiting scholars.

Visiting Scholars Program

The HCBSS hosts visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students from other universities to do research and writing at Stanford on Buddhist Studies and related subjects. Since the Center’s foundation, over sixty scholars from around the world have taken advantage of this program, which provides research assistance and opportunities to participate in the Center’s program. Participants in the program also contribute to the HCBSS Fellows Colloquium Series.

Research Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences

The HCBSS develops workshops and conferences that bring scholars to campus for team projects with Stanford faculty and students. The Center also organizes an annual weekend seminar, where an invited scholar visits campus to work on Buddhist materials with faculty, students, and research fellows.

Research Projects

The HCBSS develops and administers research projects conducted by Stanford faculty and students in collaboration with scholars at other institutions. Current efforts include a project on Buddhist Sanskrit manuscripts, a study of the Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra, and a translation of the scriptural corpus of the Sōtō Zen school.