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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. Grosz, 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...


Valerie Roebuck

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Dhammapada/DharmapadaIntroductionThe Buddhist texts known as Dhammapada (Pali) or Dharmapada (Sanskrit and other Indic languages), “Words/Verses of th...


John Powers

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Dharma Introduction Dharma (Pāli dhamma; East Asia: 法, pronounced fǎ in Mandarin, beop in Korean, hō in Japanese, and pháp in Vietnamese) is ...

Digitization of Buddhism (Digital Humanities and Buddhist Studies)

Marcus Bingenheimer

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Digitization of Buddhism (Digital Humanities and Buddhist Studies)IntroductionThe period between 1990 and 2010 saw a momentous change in the way human...


Dan Lusthaus

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

DignāgaIntroductionDignāga (also spelled Diṅnāga) revolutionized logic and epistemology in India. He lived in southern India sometime around the 5th c...

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

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Dōgen Introduction Eihei Dōgen (b. 1200–d. 1253) was a Japanese monk, ordained in Tendai, who visited China in 1223–1227 and returned to teach...

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...

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