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Śāntideva (Bodhicaryāvatāra)

Francis Brassard

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Śāntideva (Bodhicaryāvatāra)IntroductionŚāntideva is a Buddhist philosopher and teacher who lived in India around the beginning of the 8th century ce....


Bart Dessein

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

SarvāstivādaIntroductionThe rise of the Sarvāstivāda school of Buddhism as a distinct group dates back to the 2nd to 1st centuries bce. According to B...


Bhikkhu Anālayo

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Satipaṭṭhāna-SuttaIntroductionThe Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta, found as the tenth discourse in the Majjhima-nikāya of the Theravāda Pāli canon, is a central re...


Tadeusz Skorupski

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Sautrāntika Introduction Since the late 1980s, a number of Buddhist scholars have produced a vibrant wave of academic studies on the Sautrānti...

Secularization of Buddhism

Jørn Borup

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Secularization of BuddhismIntroductionSecularization is a major theoretical concept with its own paradigm in different scholarly fields, including the...

Self, Non-Self, and Personal Identity

Matthew Kapstein

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Self, Non-Self, and Personal Identity Introduction The precise nature of the Buddha’s doctrine, as he himself may have taught it, is subject ...

Sexuality and Buddhsim

Amy Langenberg

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Buddhism and SexualityIntroductionBecause of its high regard for celibate monasticism and incisive critique of desire as a root cause of suffering, Bu...


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...


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...


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...

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