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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...

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...

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