2009 Indic Buddhist Manuscripts: The State of the Field Conference at Stanford

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


Research Overview

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

Visiting Scholars Program

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 founding of the Center, over sixty scholars from around the world have taken advantage of this program, which provides research assistance and opportunities to participate in the activities of the Center. The program contributes to the HCBSS Fellows Colloquium Series.

Research Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences

HCBSS offers an annual weekend seminar that brings a scholar to campus to work on Buddhist materials with faculty, students, and research fellows. It develops workshops and conferences that bring scholars to campus for team projects.

Research Projects

HCBSS develops and administers research projects of Stanford faculty and students, in conjunction 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.