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OCBS News - September 2013 - OCBS Annual Review 2013

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The OCBS has recently created its 2013 Annual Review. This document sets out our achievements of the last few years and provides details of important plans for future development. Below is an excerpt from the Director’s Message:

'The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies is coming of age. The long awaited review of the OCBS by the University’s Committee for Recognised Independent Centres hasproduced a glowing report on what has been achieved since our founding. Moreover, the OCBS has recently been joined by Prof. Stefano Zacchetti, who holds the Numata Chair of Buddhist Studies at the University, the only fully endowed chair in this field in Europe. We intend now to build on this foundation by expanding the Centre’s scope in every way that we can.

'The proposed new direction for the OCBS is to achieve a convergence of a thorough secular study of Buddhism, as it is emerging into engagement with the modern world, with the translation and communication of that knowledge into applications for contemporary life – personal, family, community and global. That will involve digging deeply to learn and understand, but also reaching out to engage and teach, both academically and practically. We aim to maintain and improve the rigorous study of Buddhism in all its forms and create at Oxford an endowed and active institution to promote it.'

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