The UK Association for Buddhist Studies aims to act as a focus for Buddhist Studies in the UK. UKABS is open to academics, post-graduates, and unaffiliated Buddhist scholars, as well as interested Buddhist practitioners.

The association oversees a journal: Buddhist Studies Review, holds an annual conference, and helps to inform people of the ongoing work of others in the study of Buddhism, including relevant conferences, visiting scholars, seminar series, etc., through this website and an electronic mailing list. You can read more About UKABS, the UKABS Committee, and our Constitution here.

UKABS also organises an annual Scholar/Practitioner workshop which aims to bring together academics and practitioners (and those who are both!) to share talks and conversations about important Buddhist topics. They are informal, collegiate events, where everyone is welcome.


UKABS – UK Association for Buddhist Studies