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D. T. Suzuki

James Dobbins

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

D. T. SuzukiIntroductionD. T. Suzuki (Daisetz [Daisetsu] Teitarō Suzuki, b. 1870–d. 1966) was a Japanese scholar of Buddhism who published extensively...

Dalai Lama

Gareth Sparham

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Dalai Lama Introduction Dalai Lama is the honorific title of Tenzin Gyatso (Bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho, b. 1935), a Nobel Peace Prize winner and t...


Maria R. Heim

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

DānaIntroductionDāna (Sanskrit and Pali, gift, gift-giving, generosity) is a practice, ideology, economic feature, ethical virtue, and topic of intell...


Paul G. Hackett

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Debate Introduction From the very inception of the tradition, debate has figured prominently in Buddhism. Perhaps as a result of the multirelig...

Demons and the Demonic in Buddhism

Gail Hinich Sutherland

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Demons and the Demonic in Buddhism Introduction It may come as a surprise to those who equate Buddhism solely with its intellectual and mystic...


Valerie Roebuck

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Dhammapada/DharmapadaIntroductionThe Buddhist texts known as Dhammapada (Pali) or Dharmapada (Sanskrit and other Indic languages), “Words/Verses of th...


John Powers

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Dharma Introduction Dharma (Pāli dhamma; East Asia: 法, pronounced fǎ in Mandarin, beop in Korean, hō in Japanese, and pháp in Vietnamese) is ...

Digitization of Buddhism (Digital Humanities and Buddhist Studies)

Marcus Bingenheimer

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Digitization of Buddhism (Digital Humanities and Buddhist Studies)IntroductionThe period between 1990 and 2010 saw a momentous change in the way human...


Dan Lusthaus

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

DignāgaIntroductionDignāga (also spelled Diṅnāga) revolutionized logic and epistemology in India. He lived in southern India sometime around the 5th c...

Dignāga and Dharmakīrti, The Philosophical Works and Influence of

Dan Arnold

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

The Philosophical Works and Influence of Dignāga and Dharmakīrti Introduction Dignāga (also spelled “Diṅnāga,” b. c. 480–d. c. 540 ce) and...

Dizang (Jizō, Ksitigarbha)

Hank Glassman

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Dizang (Jizō, Ksitigarbha)IntroductionThe name Kṣitigarbha is attested as one member of a group of “eight great bodhisattvas” in the iconography of In...


Taigen Leighton, Charlie Korin Pokorny

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

DōgenIntroductionEihei Dōgen (b. 1200–d. 1253) was a Japanese monk, ordained in Tendai, who visited China from 1223 to 1227 and returned to teach in t...

Drigung Kagyu (’Bri gung bKa’ brgyud)

Casey Alexandra Kemp

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Drigung Kagyu (’Bri Gung Bka’ Brgyud)IntroductionThe Drigung Kagyu (’Bri gung bKa’ brgyud) lineage is one of the most prominent schools of the Tibetan...

Dzogchen (rDzogs chen)

Sam van Schaik

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Dzogchen (rDzogs chen)IntroductionDzogchen is a Tibetan word meaning “great” (rdzogs) “perfection” or “completion” (chen). It refers to a genre of Bud...

Early Buddhist Philosophy (Abhidharma/Abhidhamma)

Tadeusz Skorupski

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Early Buddhist Philosophy (Abhidharma/Abhidhamma)IntroductionDuring the centuries after the Buddha’s demise, the activities of the Saṅgha in India are...

Early Modern European Encounters with Buddhism

Frank Usarski

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Early Modern European Encounters with Buddhism Introduction Unlike the consolidated research of Buddhism in Western countries from the 19th ce...

East Asia, Mountain Buddhism in

Lindsey E. DeWitt

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Mountain Buddhism in East AsiaIntroductionMountains play a central role in Buddhist cosmology and practice. Scriptural accounts of Mount Sumeru (cosmo...

East Asian Buddhist Art, Portraiture in

Elizabeth Horton Sharf

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Portraiture in East Asian Buddhist ArtIntroductionIn English, the word “portrait” is generally understood to indicate an image of a specific person, p...

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...

Emptiness (Śūnyatā)

Guy Newland

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Emptiness (Śūnyatā) Introduction Emptiness literally translates the Sanskrit śūnyatā. While variously interpreted, it always points to the abs...

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