Buddhist Studies

Stanford University

Grant period

2008 - Ongoing



The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford University has been endowed by the Foundation, along with two doctoral fellowships. The Center is dedicated to the promotion of both the academic study and public understanding of the Buddhist tradition, nurturing the steady growth of Buddhist studies at the university while exposing the broader community—through public programs, lectures, and seminars—to Buddhist ideas and traditions.

From left: Carl Bielefeldt, former Director, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Center for Buddhist Studies; John Kieschnick, current Center Co-Director and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Professor of Buddhist Studies; Irene Lin, Center Executive Director; Robert H. N. Ho; Paul Harrison, Center Co-Director.

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2022 - 2024


One Mind Productions

Completing two short-films as part of an ongoing series, The Dreaming Buddhas Project, and supporting marketing and distribution of the feature-length documentary, The Mountain Path

2012 - 2026


Harvard University

Buddhist Ministry Initiative at Harvard Divinity School

2017 - 2022


SOAS University of London

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Lecture Series in Chinese Buddhism

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