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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...

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...

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