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Hakuin Ekaku

Masaki Matsubara

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Hakuin Ekaku Introduction Hakuin Ekaku 白隠慧鶴 (1686–1769: also known as Zen Master Shinki Dokumyō 神機独妙禅師 and National Master Shōshū 正宗國師) is a...

History of Buddhisms in China

Albert Welter

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

History of Buddhisms in China Introduction Buddhism is a major religion in China, and its influence extends beyond China to other regions of E...

Homa

Richard Payne

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Homa Introduction While the ritual practices of tantric Buddhism include many and varied rituals (sadhanas, pujas) and yogic practices, such ...

Huineng

John M. Thompson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Huineng Introduction Huineng (also Hui-Neng or Hui Neng; Jpn. Enō; b. 638–d. 713), the legendary “Sixth Patriarch” of Chan (Jpn. Zen), is a se...

Image Consecrations

Cameron Warner

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Image Consecrations Introduction Buddhists erect shrines within monasteries and temples, at home, or even in the workplace in order to have a ...

India, Buddhism in

Anthony Tribe

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Buddhism in India Introduction Buddhism in India comprises a vast array of traditions, institutions, doctrines, and literatures. It flourished...

India, Mahāmudrā in

Roger Jackson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Mahāmudrā in India Introduction Mahāmudrā—Sanskrit for the “great seal” (Tib. phyag rgya chen po)—is best known as a system of direct meditatio...

Intersections Between Buddhism and Hinduism in Thailand

Nathan McGovern

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Intersections Between Buddhism and Hinduism in Thailand Introduction The categories “Buddhism” and “Hinduism” are products of the modern disco...

Iranian World, Buddhism in the

Georges-Jean Pinault

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Buddhism in the Iranian World Introduction The territories of present-day Pakistan, Afghanistan, and further countries of Transoxiana, belongi...

Islam, Buddhism and

Johan Elverskog

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Buddhism and Islam Introduction Although Buddhists and Muslims have interacted for more than a millennium across the length and breadth of Eura...

Japan, Buddhism in

Lori Meeks

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Buddhism in Japan Introduction European missionaries and philologists undertook the earliest Western-language studies of Japanese Buddhism. In...

Jātaka

Naomi Appleton

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Jātaka Introduction A jātaka, or “birth story,” is a story relating an episode in a past life of the Buddha. Many such stories are found in the...

Jonang

Michael Sheehy

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Jonang Introduction Jonang (also known as jo nang, jo nang pa, or Jonangpa) is a distinct order of Buddhism in Tibet. Early forefathers of the...

Kagyu

Andrew Quintman

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Kagyu Introduction The Kagyu (Bka’ brgyud) tradition is one of the principal lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, famous for its emphasis on meditatio...

Kālacakra

Vesna Wallace

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Kālacakra Introduction The Kālacakra (wheel of time) is one of the latest Buddhist tantric traditions that appeared in North India in the early...

Kūkai

Klaus Pinte

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Kūkai Introduction Kūkai (空海, b. 774–d. 835) is most commonly revered as the founder of the Shingon denomination of Esoteric Buddhism in Japa...

Laos, Buddhism in

Justin McDaniel

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Buddhism in Laos Introduction Even though Lao studies is experiencing exponential growth due to the availability and exposure of a number of a...

Linji and the Linjilu

Jeffrey L. Broughton

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Linji and the Linjilu Introduction The Zhenzhou Linji Huizhao chanshi yulu 鎮州臨濟慧照禪師語錄 (Record of the Sayings of Chan Master Linji Huizhao of Z...

Literature, Chan

Jeffrey L. Broughton

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Chan Literature Introduction In this survey, “Chan” (禪) refers to Chan texts produced in China from the early Tang dynasty (618–907) through th...

Literature, Tantric

David Gray

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Tantric Literature Introduction The study of Buddhist tantric literature in the West is still in an early phase, as only a small minority o...

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