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Art and Architecture in Japan, Buddhist

Heather Blair

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhist Art and Architecture in Japan Introduction When Buddhism entered Japan in the sixth century, its sculpture, painting, architecture, ...

Siddhas

David Gray

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Siddhas Introduction The traditions of literature and practice associated with the siddhas, the “accomplished ones” or great masters (mahāsid...

Perfection of Wisdom

Stefano Zacchetti

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Perfection of Wisdom Introduction The Sanskrit compound Prajñāpāramitā (“Perfection of Wisdom” or “Insight”) may refer to both a set of (prima...

Texts, Dunhuang

Sam van Schaik

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Dunhuang, Texts Introduction The archaeological sites of eastern Central Asia (comprising primarily the modern Chinese provinces of Gansu and X...

Shinto, Buddhism and

Mark Teeuwen

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Buddhism and Shinto Introduction The historical relationship between Buddhism and Shinto in Japan has been a hotly debated topic within the fi...

Ajanta Caves

Akira Shimada

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Ajanta Caves Introduction Ajaṇṭā is a Buddhist rock-cut cave site in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra State, western India. It was discovere...

Miracles, Buddhist

David Fiordalis

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Buddhist Miracles Introduction To many ears, the expression “Buddhist miracles” remains “strangely hybrid,” adopting a phrase that Matthew Kap...

Oral and Literate Traditions

Daniel Veidlinger

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Oral and Literate Traditions Introduction The Indian world in which Buddhism arose was an oral world. The general scholarly consensus is that...

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...

Buddhist Hermeneutics

Richard Nance

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Buddhist Hermeneutics Introduction Etymologically derived from the Greek ἑρμηνεύειν, to interpret, the term “hermeneutics” is often presumed t...

Nembutsu

Galen Amstutz

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Nembutsu Introduction The actual presence of the founding teacher was an essential element of Buddhism in its origins, and the desire of foll...

Philosophy, Classical Indian Buddhist

John Powers

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Classical Indian Buddhist Philosophy Introduction Classical Indian Buddhist philosophy encompasses a vast range of thinkers, schools, and...

Pilgrimage in India

Mathieu Boisvert, Kory Goldberg

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Pilgrimage in India Introduction Pilgrimage to India’s Buddhist sacred sites, also referred to as the Middle Land (Majjhima Desa) is becoming ...

Ellora Caves

Suraj Pandit

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Ellora Caves Introduction Ellora (20° 1′ 35″ N, 75° 10′ 45″ E) is one of the important rock-cut cave sites in Maharashtra, India, where a tota...

Pilgrimage in Tibet

Katia Buffetrille

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Pilgrimage in Tibet Introduction The title “Pilgrimage in Tibet” requires first of all a territorial delineation of what the term “Tibet” refe...

Tibet, Mahāmudrā in

Roger Jackson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Mahāmudrā in Tibet Introduction The Tibetan term phyag rgya chen po (pronounced “chakya chenpo” in central Tibet) translates the Sanskrit mahām...

Local Religion, Buddhism as

Heather Blair

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhism as Local Religion Introduction This essay reviews research into questions of how Buddhism has been indigenized and localized in th...

Mindfulness

Erik Braun

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Mindfulness Introduction Mindfulness, the common translation of the Pali word sati (cognate of the Sanskrit word smṛti), has taken on a wide ra...

Sutta (Pāli/Theravada Canon)

Daniel Veidlinger

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Sutta (Pali/Theravada Canon) Introduction The sutta literature forms the backbone of the dhamma, or teachings of the buddha, according to...

Theravada

Justin McDaniel

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Theravada Introduction Did a separate Theravada school of Buddhism actually exist as a discernible entity before the modern period? Can we ta...

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