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Mongolia, Buddhism in

Vesna Wallace

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhism in Mongolia Introduction A large-scale conversion of Mongols to Buddhism began in the 16th century and lasted until the early 20th c...

Mongolia, Buddhist Art and Architecture in

Isabelle Charleux

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Buddhist Art and Architecture in Mongolia Introduction Mongolian Buddhist art and architecture were largely unknown in Western academic litera...

Mūlamadhyamakakārikā

Paul Donnelly

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

MūlamadhyamakakārikāIntroductionThe Mūlamadhyamakakārikā is generally regarded as the masterwork of the 2nd- to 3rd-century Indian Buddhist master Nāg...

Music, and Buddhism

Beth Szczepanski

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Buddhism and Music Introduction The relationship between Buddhism and music is complicated. Association of music with earthly desires led earl...

Myanmar, Buddhism in

Erik Braun

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Buddhism in Myanmar Introduction The nation-state of Myanmar is the westernmost and the largest in mainland Southeast Asia. (The country was f...

Nāgārjuna

Paul Donnelly

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

NāgārjunaIntroductionNāgārjuna is the most influential and revered author and religious figure in many of the Mahayana Buddhist traditions. Chinese an...

Nembutsu

Galen Amstutz

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Nembutsu Introduction The actual presence of the founding teacher was an essential element of Buddhism in its origins, and the desire of fol...

New Medias, Buddhism in

Scott A. Mitchell

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhism in New Medias Introduction The proliferation and variety of new media over the past half-century has posed new opportunities and cha...

New Religions in Japan (Shinshūkyō), Buddhism and

Erica Baffelli

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Buddhism and New Religions in Japan (Shinshūkyō) Introduction The term “new religious movements” (NRMs) is an umbrella term used for movements...

Nuns, Lives, and Rules

Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Nuns, Lives, and Rules Introduction According to tradition, the order of Buddhist nuns (bhikṣunī sangha) began some five centuries before the ...

Oral and Literate Traditions

Daniel Veidlinger

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Oral and Literate Traditions Introduction The Indian world in which Buddhism arose was an oral world. The general scholarly consensus is that...

Pagan (Bagan)

Tilman Frasch

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Pagan (Bagan)IntroductionFor about 250 years, from c. 1044 to 1284 ce, Pagan (or Bagan, in modern Burmese transcription) was the capital of a kingdom ...

Perfection of Wisdom

Stefano Zacchetti

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Perfection of Wisdom Introduction The Sanskrit compound Prajñāpāramitā (“Perfection of Wisdom” or “Insight”) may refer to both a set of (prima...

Perfections (Six and Ten)

James B. Apple

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Perfections (Six and Ten) Introduction The perfections are the virtues that are fully developed by a bodhisattva (Buddha-in-training) to be...

Philosophy, Chinese Buddhist

Mario Poceski

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Chinese Buddhist Philosophy Introduction One could argue that philosophy is a uniquely Western concept or discipline, closely tied up with di...

Philosophy, Classical Indian Buddhist

John Powers

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Classical Indian Buddhist Philosophy Introduction Classical Indian Buddhist philosophy encompasses a vast range of thinkers, schools, and...

Philosophy, Classical Japanese Buddhist

Masato Ishida

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Classical Japanese Buddhist Philosophy Introduction The word “philosophy,” or tetsugaku in modern Japanese, can be perceived as problematic whe...

Philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist

Matthew Kapstein

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy Introduction Since the mid-1980s, the study of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy has greatly expanded. The volume of av...

Pilgrimage in India

Mathieu Boisvert, Kory Goldberg

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Pilgrimage in India Introduction Pilgrimage to India’s Buddhist sacred sites, also referred to as the Middle Land (Majjhima Desa) is becoming ...

Pilgrimage in Japan

Barbara Ambros

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Pilgrimage in Japan Introduction While the first modern Western works on Japanese pilgrimage were published in the late 19th and early 20th ce...

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