Buddhist Studies

University of Toronto

Grant period

2016 - Ongoing



The University of Toronto launched The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies on its St. George campus in 2016. The Centre creates a university-wide locus for advancing research, teaching, and public education on Buddhism. Scholars at the University of Toronto reflect the breadth and richness of Buddhism as a global tradition, delving into Buddhist ritual, art, philosophy, medicine, and other intellectual developments and modes of practice.

The history of Buddhist studies at the University of Toronto and the Ho family began in 2006, when Tung Lin Kok Yuen, a Hong Kong-based non-profit organization established by Mr. Robert H. N. Ho’s grandmother, Lady Clara Ho Tung, provided an endowment to the university.

Prof. Donald S. Lopez, Jr. – Hyecho’s Journey: The World of Buddhism

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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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