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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...


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- ...


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, ...


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...


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,...

Warrior Monk Traditions

Mikael Adolphson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Warrior Monk Traditions Introduction Warrior monks in the Asian setting usually refer to members of Buddhist monastic communities who fight fo...

West (North America and Europe), Buddhism in the

Scott A. Mitchell, Thomas Calobrisi

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhism in the West (North America and Europe)IntroductionThe study of Buddhism in the West is built on the pioneering work of a handful of scholars ...

Wheel of Life (Bhava-Cakra)

Karil Kucera

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Wheel of Life (bhava-cakra) Introduction The Wheel of Life (Skt. bhava-cakra)—or, as it is sometimes referred to, the Wheel of Becoming, the Wh...

Women in Buddhism

Kim Gutschow

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Women in Buddhism Introduction The very existence of a “Women and Buddhism” entry but no “Men in Buddhism” entry implies a set of methodologica...

Women in the West, Prominent Buddhist

Ann Gleig

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Prominent Buddhist Women in the West Introduction Women have played a significant role in both the historical transmission of Buddhism to the ...


Ernest Brewster

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

XuanzangIntroductionXuanzang玄奘, the peripatetic Chinese Buddhist scholar-monk of the Tang dynasty (618-907 ce), was born into a literati family in Hen...

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