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Relics

David Quinter

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Relics Introduction Evidence for the veneration of relics associated with the Buddha dates as far back as evidence for Buddhism more broadly. ...

Religious Tourism, Buddhism and

Courtney Bruntz

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Buddhism and Religious Tourism Introduction The relationship between Buddhism and religious tourism has increasingly become an important topic...

Sādhana

David Gray

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Sādhana Introduction The term sādhana is a Sanskrit term literally meaning “means of achievement.” It is a term that mainly designates ritual ...

Sakya

Jonathan C. Gold

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Sakya Introduction Along with the Nyingma, the Kagyu, and the Geluk, the Sakya (Tib. sa-skya) school is one of the four main Tibetan Buddhist ...

Saṃsāra and Rebirth

Jeff Wilson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2010-09-13

Saṃsāra and Rebirth Introduction Buddhists conceive of the world as a suffering-laden cycle of life, death, and rebirth, without begi...

Sangha

Thomas Borchert

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Sangha Introduction The Sangha is the Buddhist community; it is the men, women and children who follow the teachings of the Buddha. The term, w...

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....

Sarvāstivāda

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...

Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta

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...

Sautrāntika

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...

Shingon

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...

Shinran

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...

Siddhas

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...

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