Robert E. Buswell, Jr.

Robert E. Buswell, Jr. holds the Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies and founding director of the Center for Buddhist Studies
Buddhist-themed commencement address

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A Buddhist-Themed Commencement Address

In his speech to UCLA’s graduating Humanities students, Professor Robert E. Buswell, Jr. emphasizes self-reliance and “seeing things as they are” on the path to realizing their dreams.

By Robert E. Buswell, Jr.

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