International Association of Buddhist Studies

FOUNDED 1976

The International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) is a learned society dedicated to promoting and supporting scholarship in Buddhist Studies in a spirit of non-sectarian tolerance and with scientific research and communication as preeminent objectives. Membership is open to scholars of all academic disciplines.

About IABS

Dhamekh Stupa, India

Founded in 1976, the IABS is a learned society dedicated to the promotion of scholarships in Buddhist Studies. Read more

The Board

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The Board and Honorary Fellows of the International Association of Buddhist Studies.

Conferences

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The XIXth IABS Congress will be held at the Seoul National University, South Korea. Learn more

News & Events

Luis Gomez

Luis G√≥mez, distinguished scholar of Buddhism, passed away in Mexico City on September 3, 2017. At... Read more