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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...

Environment, Buddhism and the

Richard Payne

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhism and the Environment Introduction The relation between Buddhist thought and contemporary environmental and ecological concerns has beco...

Ethics of Violence, Buddhist

Stephen Jenkins

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhist Ethics of Violence Introduction Perhaps no topic in Buddhist studies has been more subject to projection and romanticizing than th...

Family, Buddhism and the

Reiko Ohnuma

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Buddhism and the Family Introduction Buddhism has a complex and multifaceted relationship with the family, familial life, and familial discour...

Feminist Approaches to the Study of Buddhism

Lori Meeks

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Feminist Approaches to the Study of Buddhism Introduction Although much work on women in Buddhism undertaken today does not convey explicitly ...

Four Noble Truths

Carol Anderson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Four Noble TruthsIntroductionThe teaching commonly called the “four noble truths” is the most widely known teaching of the historical Buddha who lived...

Funeral Practices

Margaret Gouin

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Funeral PracticesIntroductionDeath engages the most fundamental tenets of Buddhism. As the impermanent self dissolves back into its constituent elemen...

Gandhāra, Buddhism in

Jason Neelis

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Buddhism in Gandhāra Introduction Ancient Gandhāra was a major center for cultural production of early Buddhist art and literature. Located in...

Gandharan Art

Antonio Amato

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Gandharan ArtIntroductionThe expression “Gandharan art” refers to the documented artistic production, starting from the 1st century ce, of the Gandhar...

Gelugpa (dGe lugs pa)

Elijah Ary, Roger Jackson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Geluk (Dge lugs)IntroductionThe Geluk (Dge lugs), which also may be phonetically rendered as “Gelug,” is the youngest of the four major orders, or sch...

Gender, Buddhism and

Rita M. Gross

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Buddhism and Gender Introduction In the mid-1960s there only were a few sentences about nuns and about the songs of the female elders (Therīgā...


Scott A. Mitchell

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Globalization Introduction Globalization is a topic taken up by a variety of disciplines, from political science and international relation...


Frank Neubert

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Goenka Introduction Satya Narayan Goenka (b. 1924–d. 2013) was a lay teacher of Theravada Buddhist vipassana meditation and probably the most ...

Gotama, the Historical Buddha

Alexander Wynne

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2022-09-26

Gotama, the Historical BuddhaIntroductionGotama, the historical Buddha, is thought to have lived in northern India in the fifth century BCE. Tradition...

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...

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