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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...

Tsongkhapa

Gareth Sparham

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Tsongkhapa Introduction Tsongkhapa Losang Drakpa (Tsong kha pa Blo bzang grags pa), also known to his followers as Je Rinpoche (Rje Rin po ch...

Uighur Buddhism

Peter Zieme

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Uighur Buddhism Introduction Uighur Buddhism is based on different traditions. In the earlier period (roughly 9th–10th centuries), Tocharian- ...

Vairocana/Mahāvairocana

Klaus Pinte

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Vairocana/Mahāvairocana Introduction As one of the aspects and later designation of Vairocana (var. Virocana/Verocana), or the Luminous One, ...

Vasubandhu

Roy Tzohar

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Vasubandhu Introduction Vasubandhu (typically dated to around the late 4th- to early 5th-century ce), is one of the most influential Buddhist ...

Verse Literature, Tibetan Buddhist

Roger Jackson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Tibetan Buddhist Verse LiteratureIntroductionThere is no single Tibetan term that covers the full range of the English word “poetry,” but versified ve...

Vidyādhara (weikza/weizzā)

Niklas Foxeus

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Vidyādhara (Weikza/Weizzā)IntroductionIn various Indian traditions, the vidyādhara, “bearer of wisdom/practical knowledge/ritual lore,” was known as s...

Vietnam, Buddhism in

Elise Anne DeVido

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Buddhism in Vietnam Introduction While the precise details about the origins of Buddhism in Vietnam are still unclear, presumably coming to t...

Vinaya

Klaus Pinte

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Vinaya Introduction The disciplinary codes for the training of Buddhist monks (Skt. bhikṣus) and nuns (Skt. bhikṣuṇīs), as well as the instit...

Vision and Visualization

David L. McMahan

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Vision and Visualization Introduction Visual metaphors, visionary literature, and visualization practices are pervasive in Buddhist traditions....

Visualization/Contemplation Sutras

David Quinter

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Visualization/Contemplation SutrasIntroductionVisualization/contemplation sutras refer to a group of six sutras in the Chinese Buddhist canon. The two...

Visuddhimagga (Buddhaghosa)

Maria R. Heim

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Visuddhimagga (Buddhaghosa)IntroductionThe Visuddhimagga (Path of Purification) is the most important Pali work in the Theravada after the Pali canon,...

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