Oxford Centre For Buddhist Studies
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Oxford Centre For Buddhist Studies

The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (OCBS) was founded in 2004 by Prof Richard Gombrich, Emeritus Boden Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford. The Centre is a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford.[1]

The OCBS is interdisciplinary in its approach to the broad field of Buddhist Studies and is most closely associated with the Buddhist Studies Unit of the Faculty of Oriental Studies [2] in its interaction with the University. Through this unit the OCBS also maintains close links with the Faculty of Theology and the School of Anthropology.[3]

The Centre arranges a broad range of seminars and lectures each year.[4] It was responsible for the establishment of the first endowed Chair of Buddhist Studies in Oxford.[5] The Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies is a Fellow of Balliol College, and a member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

The OCBS, in partnership with Equinox, publishes the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies Monographs Series, which is edited by Richard Gombrich.[6]


  1. ^ "First endowed Professorship in Buddhist Studies in the UK is established at Oxford - University of Oxford". Ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Buddhist Studies at Oxford - South and Inner Asia - Faculty of Oriental Studies - University of Oxford". Orinst.ox.ac.uk. 2 November 2011. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ [1] Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Oxford University Gazette, 30 April 2009: Lectures". Ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Professorship of Buddhist Studies". Balliol.ox.ac.uk. Balliol College. 15 March 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Equinox - Books - Browse by Series". Equinoxpub.com. Retrieved 2012.

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