A Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford
The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies
The OCBS was established in 2004. It is a Recognised Independent Centre (RIC) of the University of Oxford. It promotes the academic study within the University of Buddhist texts, societies, theories and practices. It is committed to maintaining the highest academic standards.
The OCBS also aims to promote understanding of the importance of Buddhist insights across a wide range of academic disciplines; and to work in partnership with leading institutions to apply approaches derived from studying Buddhism to contemporary issues.
What OCBS Does
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HH the Dalai Lama
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
His Majesty the 5th Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck of Bhutan
Mr Toshihide Numata, President of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Hon. DCL(Oxon)