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Buddhist Thought, Embryology in

Anna Andreeva

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Embryology in Buddhist ThoughtIntroductionIdeas about the origins of life and the development of the human body in utero have been part of Buddhist di...

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue

Kristin Largen

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue Introduction The field of Buddhist-Christian dialogue is relatively new, having its formal genesis in roughly the...


Livia Kohn

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Buddho-DaoismIntroductionBuddhism reached China in the early centuries of the Common Era, but it did not have a major impact on Chinese religion and s...

Cambodian Buddhism

John Marston

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Cambodian Buddhism Introduction The study of Cambodian Buddhism has less clearly coalesced as a field than studies of Buddhism in the other ma...


Karen C. Lang

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

CandrakīrtiIntroductionCandrakīrti (b. c. 570–d. c. 650) is an important commentator and author whose works influenced the development of Madhyamaka B...

Canon, History of the Buddhist

Daniel Veidlinger

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

History of the Buddhist Canon Introduction There are a number of canonical collections in Buddhism rather than a single fixed corpus of t...

Caste, Buddhism and

Greg Bailey

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Buddhism and Caste Introduction Scholarly interest in Buddhism and caste stems from two interrelated motivations. The first being to investiga...

Central Asia, Buddhism in

Matthew King

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Buddhism in Central Asia Introduction Historically significant civilizations dotted the heart of Eurasia already by the first centuries of the...

China, Esoteric Buddhism in, (Zhenyan and Mijiao)

Paul Copp

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Esoteric Buddhism in China (Zhenyan and Mijiao) Introduction Esoteric, or tantric, Buddhism was one of the last forms of Buddhism to develop ...

China, Pilgrimage in

Courtney Bruntz

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Pilgrimage in ChinaIntroductionThe study of religion as it relates to physical environments highlights the manners in which religious activities are s...

Chinese Buddhist Publishing and Print Culture, 1900-1950

Gregory Adam Scott

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Chinese Buddhist Publishing and Print Culture, 1900–1950 Introduction Buddhism in early-20th-century China was in a state of rapid transition,...

Colonialism and Postcolonialism

Anne Blackburn

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Colonialism and Postcolonialism Introduction The study of colonial and postcolonial histories in relation to Buddhism and the use of post...

Compassion (karuṇā)

Elizabeth M. Tyler, Mark Ty Unno

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Compassion Introduction Compassion is a major theme throughout much of Buddhist history. In Early Buddhism, mettā/maitrī (Pāḷi/Sanskrit), ofte...

Cosmology, Astronomy and Astrology

Vesna Wallace

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Cosmology, Astronomy, and Astrology Introduction Buddhist cosmology forms an integral part of a Buddhist worldview, without which it would be ...

Culture, Material

John Kieschnick

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Material Culture Introduction The study of material culture belongs to a relatively young discipline that examines artifacts as well as ideas ...

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...

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