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James B. Apple

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Bodhisattva Introduction A bodhisattva (Pāli bodhisatta; Tib. byang-chub sems-dpa’; Ch. pusa; Jpn. bosatsu) is generally considered to be a pe...


Florin Deleanu

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

BodhisattvabhūmiIntroductionThe Bodhisattvabhūmi is part of the Yogācārabhūmi, an encyclopedic treatise which laid the foundations of the Yogācāra-Vij...

Body, Buddhism and the

John Powers

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Buddhism and the Body Introduction Unlike some Indian religions that posit an eternal “self” (atman) that serially inhabits bodies during the ...


John N. Miksic

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Borobudur Introduction The Buddhist monument Borobudur is located in central Java, Indonesia. It was constructed between the late 8th and the ...

Buddha, Three Bodies of the (Trikāya)

Ruben L.F. Habito

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Three Bodies of the Buddha (Trikāya) Introduction The notion of Trikāya, or the Three Bodies of the Buddha, is an outcome of speculation by Bud...

Buddhism and Ethics

Daniel Cozort

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Buddhism and EthicsIntroductionInasmuch as the Buddhist ideal is human perfection, ethics are a particularly important area. Ethics (śīla) is one of t...

Buddhism and Law

Miguel Alvarez Ortega

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Buddhism and LawIntroductionThe title “Buddhism and Law” refers to an incipient interdisciplinary research area exploring the interactions and overlap...

Buddhism and Marxism

George D. Bond, Michael Nichols

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Buddhism and MarxismIntroductionThough Buddhism as a religious movement far predates the sociopolitical force known as Marxism, a few factors have led...

Buddhism and Medicine in Japan

Anna Andreeva

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Buddhism and Medicine in JapanIntroductionJapan’s long engagement with Buddhist ideas about rebirth, the human body, and healing has resulted in diver...

Buddhism and Modern Literature

Kimberly Beek

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Buddhism and Modern LiteratureIntroductionBuddhism intersects with modern literature at a multitude of junctions. In all its various forms, schools, a...

Buddhism and Motherhood

Vanessa R. Sasson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Buddhism and MotherhoodIntroductionMotherhood is a relational concept by its very nature. Biologically, it is tied to the children a woman produces. I...

Buddhism and Nationalism

Volker Grabowsky

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Buddhism and NationalismIntroductionTheoretical works pertaining to the birth and development of modern nationalism have a strong focus on Europe and ...

Buddhism and Politics

Matthew J. Moore

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Buddhism and PoliticsIntroductionPolitics has always been part of Buddhism. The earliest Buddhists texts, the Tipiṭaka, contain numerous references to...

Buddhism in Australia

Michelle Barker

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Buddhism in AustraliaIntroductionBuddhism comprised 2.4 percent of the Australian population at the most recent census in 2016. While reflection on Bu...

Buddhism in Latin America

Frank Usarski

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Buddhism in Latin AmericaIntroductionThe study of Buddhism in Latin America, which had been lacking in other Western countries, has improved considera...

Buddhist Art and Architecture in Korea

Maya Stiller

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Buddhist Art and Architecture in KoreaIntroductionThe study of Korean Buddhist art and architecture is a relatively young field compared to the long-h...

Buddhist Art and Architecture in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia

Pattaratorn Chirapravati, John Listopad

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Buddhist Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia and Sri LankaIntroductionAccording to the Sinhalese chronicles the Dipavaṃsa (Chronicle of the Island)...

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...

Buddhist Ordination

Jason A. Carbine, Patrick Kellycooper

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Buddhist OrdinationIntroductionIn Buddhism, ordinations are the ceremonies in which men and women become members of the Buddhist monastic order, or sa...

Buddhist Statecraft

James A. Benn, Stephanie Balkwill

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Buddhist StatecraftIntroductionIn the modern day, the connection between Buddhism and statecraft is readily seen in the Theravada monarchies of Southe...

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