About Us


So-Wide started in 2004. It created the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (OCBS) and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) and has had some slight association with the development of the International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU). There is quite a history.

Lately, things have been quieter.

  • We have mainly been doing a project to bring together traditional and modern Buddhist learning. This is the Visitorship for Traditional Scholars at Oxford. Since 2011 we have supported a series of monastics visiting the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (OCBS) and working with students and staff in the Faculty of Oriental Studies and across the University.
  • Apart from that, we have contributed to conferences, and have networked and held discussions on e.g. Buddhism in science, Buddhist chaplaincy, the secular Mindfulness movement, the new Indian Buddhism — you get the idea.