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Dharma

John Powers

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Dharma Introduction Dharma (Pāli dhamma; East Asia: 法, pronounced fǎ in Mandarin, beop in Korean, hō in Japanese, and pháp in Vietnamese) is ...

Digitization of Buddhism (Digital Humanities and Buddhist Studies)

Marcus Bingenheimer

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Digitization of Buddhism (Digital Humanities and Buddhist Studies)IntroductionThe period between 1990 and 2010 saw a momentous change in the way human...

Dignāga

Dan Lusthaus

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

DignāgaIntroductionDignāga (also spelled Diṅnāga) revolutionized logic and epistemology in India. He lived in southern India sometime around the 5th c...

Dignāga and Dharmakīrti, The Philosophical Works and Influence of

Dan Arnold

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

The Philosophical Works and Influence of Dignāga and Dharmakīrti Introduction Dignāga (also spelled “Diṅnāga,” b. c. 480–d. c. 540 ce) and...

Dizang (Jizō, Ksitigarbha)

Hank Glassman

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Dizang (Jizō, Ksitigarbha)IntroductionThe name Kṣitigarbha is attested as one member of a group of “eight great bodhisattvas” in the iconography of In...

Dōgen

Taigen Leighton

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Dōgen Introduction Eihei Dōgen (b. 1200–d. 1253) was a Japanese monk, ordained in Tendai, who visited China in 1223–1227 and returned to teach...

Drigung Kagyu (’Bri gung bKa’ brgyud)

Casey Alexandra Kemp

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Drigung Kagyu (’Bri Gung Bka’ Brgyud)IntroductionThe Drigung Kagyu (’Bri gung bKa’ brgyud) lineage is one of the most prominent schools of the Tibetan...

Dzogchen (rDzogs chen)

Sam van Schaik

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Dzogchen (rDzogs chen)IntroductionDzogchen is a Tibetan word meaning “great” (rdzogs) “perfection” or “completion” (chen). It refers to a genre of Bud...

Early Buddhist Philosophy (Abhidharma/Abhidhamma)

Tadeusz Skorupski

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Early Buddhist Philosophy (Abhidharma/Abhidhamma)IntroductionDuring the centuries after the Buddha’s demise, the activities of the Saṅgha in India are...

Early Modern European Encounters with Buddhism

Frank Usarski

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Early Modern European Encounters with Buddhism Introduction Unlike the consolidated research of Buddhism in Western countries from the 19th ce...

East Asia, Mountain Buddhism in

Lindsey E. DeWitt

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Mountain Buddhism in East AsiaIntroductionMountains play a central role in Buddhist cosmology and practice. Scriptural accounts of Mount Sumeru (cosmo...

East Asian Buddhist Art, Portraiture in

Elizabeth Horton Sharf

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Portraiture in East Asian Buddhist ArtIntroductionIn English, the word “portrait” is generally understood to indicate an image of a specific person, p...

Ellora Caves

Suraj Pandit

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Ellora Caves Introduction Ellora (20° 1′ 35″ N, 75° 10′ 45″ E) is one of the important rock-cut cave sites in Maharashtra, India, where a tota...

Emptiness (Śūnyatā)

Guy Newland

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Emptiness (Śūnyatā) Introduction Emptiness literally translates the Sanskrit śūnyatā. While variously interpreted, it always points to the abs...

Environment, Buddhism and the

Richard Payne

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhism and the Environment Introduction The relation between Buddhist thought and contemporary environmental and ecological concerns has beco...

Ethics of Violence, Buddhist

Stephen Jenkins

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Buddhist Ethics of Violence Introduction Perhaps no topic in Buddhist studies has been more subject to projection and romanticizing than th...

Family, Buddhism and the

Reiko Ohnuma

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Buddhism and the Family Introduction Buddhism has a complex and multifaceted relationship with the family, familial life, and familial discour...

Feminist Approaches to the Study of Buddhism

Lori Meeks

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Feminist Approaches to the Study of Buddhism Introduction Although much work on women in Buddhism undertaken today does not convey explicitly ...

Four Noble Truths

Carol Anderson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Four Noble TruthsIntroductionThe teaching commonly called the “four noble truths” is the most widely known teaching of the historical Buddha who lived...

Funeral Practices

Margaret Gouin

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Funeral Practices Introduction Death engages the most fundamental tenets of Buddhism. As the impermanent self dissolves back into its constitu...

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