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Meditation

David L. McMahan

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Meditation Introduction Buddhist meditation is made up of a wide array of techniques designed to produce heightened states of awareness and c...

Merit Transfer

James Egge

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Merit TransferIntroductionMerit transfer is directing one’s own good deeds (or karma) to benefit another being. Practices of merit transfer are common...

Milarepa

Andrew Quintman

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Milarépa Introduction Milarépa (Mi la ras pa, b. c. 1040–d. 1123) is one of the most famous figures in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Althou...

Mindfulness

Erik Braun

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Mindfulness Introduction Mindfulness, the common translation of the Pali word sati (cognate of the Sanskrit word smṛti), has taken on a wide ra...

Miracles, Buddhist

David Fiordalis

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Buddhist Miracles Introduction To many ears, the expression “Buddhist miracles” remains “strangely hybrid,” adopting a phrase that Matthew Kap...

Modern Japanese Buddhist Philosophy

Gereon Kopf

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Modern Japanese Buddhist PhilosophyIntroductionRecent years have seen an increased presence of Japanese Buddhist philosophy in the world of Anglophone...

Modernism, Buddhist

David L. McMahan

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhist Modernism Introduction Scholars have used a cluster of terms—“Protestant Buddhism,” “modern Buddhism,” and most commonly, “Buddhis...

Monasticism in East Asia

Lori Meeks

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Monasticism in East Asia Introduction Early Buddhologists, who tended to focus on the texts and doctrines of particular schools of Buddhism, sh...

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 ...

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