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Shingon

Richard Payne

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Shingon Introduction Shingon is an esoteric or tantric form of Buddhism, whose name is based on the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese zhe...

Shinran

Jeff Wilson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Shinran Introduction Shinran (b. 1173–d. 1262) was an obscure figure in his own time, but his teachings became the basis of the largest...

Shinto, Buddhism and

Mark Teeuwen

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Buddhism and Shinto Introduction The historical relationship between Buddhism and Shinto in Japan has been a hotly debated topic within the fi...

Siddhas

David Gray

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Siddhas Introduction The traditions of literature and practice associated with the siddhas, the “accomplished ones” or great masters (mahāsid...

Soka Gakkai

Andrew Gebert

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Soka Gakkai Introduction The Soka Gakkai is a movement of Mahayana Buddhist lay believers that originated in Japan in the 1930s. Today, it is t...

Sōtō Zen (Japan)

William M. Bodiford

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Sōtō Zen (Japan)IntroductionMore than fourteen thousand Buddhist temples in Japan claim affiliation with the Sōtō school, making it one of Japan’s lar...

South and Southeast Asia, Devatās, Nats, And Phii In

Ellison Banks Findly

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Devatās, Nats, and Phii in South and Southeast AsiaIntroductionIn South and Southeast Asia, Buddhism developed in the midst of local religious worship...

Southeast Asia, Buddhism in

Anne Blackburn, Thomas Patton

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhism in Southeast AsiaIntroductionThe regional (for example, South, Southeast, and East Asia) and national (for example, Myanmar [Burma], Thailand...

Sri Lanka, Monasticism in

Jeffrey Samuels

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Monasticism in Sri Lanka Introduction Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka during the 3rd century bce with the arrival of King Aśoka’s son, the...

Stūpa Pagoda Caitya

Ulrich Pagel

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Stūpa, Pagoda, Caitya Introduction The stūpa ranks among the most visible and enduring symbols of Buddhism. It first appeared in the shape of a...

Suffering (Dukkha)

Carol Anderson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Suffering (Dukkha) Introduction Dukkha is a Pali word, which appears in Sanskrit as duḥkha, and it is most often translated as “pain,” “suffer...

Sugata Saurabha

Todd Lewis

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Sugata SaurabhaIntroductionA work covering the Buddha’s life titled Sugata Saurabha (The Sweet Fragrance of the Buddha) was written by Chittadhar Hrid...

Sutta (Pāli/Theravada Canon)

Daniel Veidlinger

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Sutta (Pali/Theravada Canon) Introduction The sutta literature forms the backbone of the dhamma, or teachings of the buddha, according to...

Taixu

Charles B. Jones

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

TaixuIntroductionDuring the revolutionary period in which China moved from imperial rule to republicanism, many new political leaders deprecated all r...

Tārā

Susan Landesman

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

TārāIntroductionThis article explores the enlightened female figure of Tārā within Buddhist tradition. Tārā means “star,” derived from the Sanskrit ve...

Tāranātha

Michael Sheehy

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Tāranāta, Ta Ra Na Tha Introduction Tāranātha (b. 1575–d. 1635), also known as Jetsun Tāranātha or Kunga Nyingpo, was one of the most conseque...

Tathāgatagarbha

Matthew Kapstein

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Tathāgatagarbha Introduction The idea that living beings are imbued with the self-same nature as the enlightened buddha (and thus are pot...

Texts, Dunhuang

Sam van Schaik

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Dunhuang, TextsIntroductionThe archaeological sites of eastern Central Asia (comprising primarily the modern Chinese provinces of Gansu and Xinjiang) ...

Thai Buddhism

Justin McDaniel

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Thai Buddhism Introduction Thailand’s population is between 93 and 96 percent Buddhist, and Buddhist institutions have been socially and royal...

Theravada

Justin McDaniel

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Theravada Introduction Did a separate Theravada school of Buddhism actually exist as a discernible entity before the modern period? Can we ta...

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