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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...

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Elise Anne DeVido

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Thích Nhất Hạnh Introduction Thích Nhất Hạnh, born Nguyễn Xuàn Báo in 1926 in central Vietnam, is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk in the Lâm Tế (Li...

Three Turnings of the Wheel of Doctrine (Dharma-Cakra)

John Powers

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Three Turnings of the Wheel of Doctrine (Dharma-Cakra) Introduction The notion of the three turnings of the wheel of doctrine (dharma-cakra) ...

Tiantai/Tendai

Paul L. Swanson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Tiantai/TendaiIntroductionTiantai (“T’ien-t’ai” in Wade-Giles [W-G] transcription; “Tendai” in Japanese) is one of the major schools of Buddhism in Ea...

Tibet, Buddhism in

David Gray

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhism in Tibet Introduction Buddhism reached Tibet relatively late, around the 7th century, and within a few centuries it became the...

Tibet, Mahāmudrā in

Roger Jackson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Mahāmudrā in TibetIntroductionThe Tibetan term phyag rgya chen po (pronounced “chakya chenpo” in central Tibet, “chaja chenpo” in Kham) translates the...

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Casey Alexandra Kemp

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2011-11-29

Tibetan Book of the Dead Introduction The most famous work of Tibetan literature known to the West, the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thödol

Tri Songdetsen

Brandon Dotson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Tri SongdetsenIntroductionKing Tri Songdetsen (b. 742–d. c. 800) was the monarch responsible for the official adoption of Buddhism as a state religion...

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