Maitreya, the Future Buddha
... gathered about himself a group of devoted followers over the next forty years,
founding what was eventually to become one of the great world religions.
According to the earliest texts, Gautama taught that his pragmatic method for
spiritual cultivation was open to anyone and that there were others wh ...
THE CONCEPT OF THE BUDDHA, Its evolution from
... Mahayana sEtras, particularly Yogacara works.4 Besides outlining the importance of the concept of the saNbhogakAya, he dedicates a section of his article
to a discussion of its origin. Takeuchi asserts that the saNbhogakAya is
closely connected with the bodhisattva ideal. Its key aspect is the vow t ...
The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth
... register (a, b, or c), if necessary, e.g., Wuzong yuan, Z no. 1279, 65: 102–11.
Some sources are tracked through the “CBETA Chinese Electronic Tripitaka
Collection” (CD-ROM) released by the Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association (CBETA) in February 2006. Citations from the Zhonghua dazang
... KEIZAN (1264–1325), more fully Keizan Jōkin, was
the founding abbot of the Sōjiji Zen monastery. Since the
late nineteenth century, he has officially been designated,
along with Dōgen (1200–1253), as one of the two
founding patriarchs of the Japanese Sōtō Zen school.
Born in 1264 (not 1268 as previo ...
The Development of Kaji Kito in Nichiren Shu Buddhism
... Since Siddhartha Gautama became the historical Buddha and first introduced Buddhism
to the world over 2500 years ago, its spread from India and adaptation into different countries
and cultures have led to its development and differences in interpretation of the religion. The
major branches of Buddhi ...
ChamchoyP - Open Research Exeter (ORE)
... I proceed to examine the efficacy of trance-possession ritual by focusing on the Parn
Yak chanting ritual and rituals in sak yant, the spiritual tattoo tradition, as the two
examples. Through the interdisciplinary study as mentioned above, these rituals are
investigated and interpreted through sever ...
Schopenhauer between Fre - UQ eSpace
... as the “enjoyment of the beautiful”, with a more lasting positive experience
of someone who has “conquered her inner nature”. Liberation is given the
attributes of a “pure knowing being” and “undimmed mirror of the world”,
but otherwise it is described only negatively, as liberation from “distress”, ...
The Buddha and His Teachings
... Many valuable books have been written by Eastern and Western scholars, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, to present the
life and teachings of the Buddha to those who are interested in
Amongst them one of the most popular works is still The
Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold. Many Western t ...
Searching for the Law: Ennin`s Journal as a Key to the Heian
... I would like to thank my dissertation advisors, Susan Blakeley Klein, Michael Fuller,
and Anne Walthall for their support and encouragement. Each graciously contributed
their advice and expertise to a project that has probably ranged farther afield than a
dissertation should. I am grateful to Susan ...
... of Buddhists. We may know very little about the “Buddha of
history,” but we know a great deal about the “Buddha of story,”
and the purpose of this book is to present the life of this Buddha
The study of this lifestory commenced in earnest, in the
West, in the first half of the nineteenth c ...
Dharmacorner Buddhist Library Booklist
... Introduction to Vipassana Meditation. Sayadaw U Silananda- PDF
Investigation For Insight By Susan Elbaum Jootla- PDF
Is Buddhism A Religion? Ajahn Sumedho– Microsoft Word
Is Buddhism a Religion? Dorothy Figen- PDF
Is death really frightening? Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Mahathera– Microsoft Word
The Evolution of the Precepts
... authority of the Buddha, the vinaya also dictates strict guidelines governing how the order maintains its
legitimacy and perpetuates its existence.
5. On the Vinaya (Thanissaro)
From Buddhist Monastic Code by Bhikku Thanissaro:
"Now, Ananda, if it occurs to any of you — 'The teaching has lost its au ...
Skilful Means: A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism
... have been encouraged to think that my own study of the concept has played
some part in this process. Some people prefer to use the Indian word upAya,
meaning simply a ‘means’ or a ‘strategem’, whether employed by oneself
or by others. Others prefer the longer expression ‘skilfulness in means’,
Kosalan Philosophy dissertation - University of California, Berkeley
... or first century BCE. This suggests a local response to a significant shift of power from the
east back to the Madhyadeśa, which upheld a more orthodox Vedism than Yājñavalkya’s in
Chapter three reevaluates the relationship between the Brāhmaṇas—here meaning
both the genre of Vedic li ...
The Quintessence of Secret (Esoteric) Buddhism
... religious rules, as they are normally accustomed to. Practitioners
of other sects are encouraged to live by the precepts of their
religion. Everyone will gradually experience many supernatural
principles, depending on the individual’s extent of religious
commitment and devotion.
10. This Yantra is s ...
Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism: The Doctrinal History of Nirvana
... and leave little trace. Unless its contextual as well as historical features are
fully understood, it could be almost impossible to clarify correctly what a
certain metaphorical explanation in the sEtra meant. Moreover, the attitude
of the abhidharmic masters towards the early canon tended to pay ‘t ...
SAK YANT: THE TRANSITION FROM INDIC YANTRAS TO THAI
Officially, Thailand is dominated by the state-sponsored Theravada Buddhist
tradition, which has essentially been practiced in Thailand since 1902 when the sangha
bureaucracy was established. However, within the last couple of decades a hybrid form of
Thai Buddhism has emerged. The contempo ...
- CReaTE - Canterbury Christ Church University
... actually be classified into three main categories: Bodily relics (such as those named above), contact
relics (for example: utensils the Buddha may have used, such as his staff or clothing), and Dharma
relics (texts embodying the Buddha). Bodily relics cause the most misunderstanding in relation to
The Seeker`s Glossary of Buddhism
... Buddhism, which first appeared a year ago. The text is a compendium of excerpts and quotations from some 350 works by monks,
nuns, professors, scholars and other laypersons from nine different
countries, in their own words or in translation. The editors have
merely organized the material, adding a f ...
Two Nichiren Texts
... time, Hønen was the ﬁrst Nembutsu priest to disregard the Lotus
Sutra in his writings and teaching. Equally galling to Nichiren was
the fact that Nembutsu devotionalism was extremely popular, attracting many commoners as well as members of the samurai class. The
practice of worshiping Amitåbha was n ...
1 Glossary Words are listed here according to the language in which
... shitsugo (Jap. 屋号) = a term used in the Rinzai sect. It is the name that a Zen
master gives to his disciple when he gives this disciple inkashomei. It
signifies that a person has received inkashomei and becomes the name this
person uses in formal situations.
shugyo (Jap. 修行) = “practice pursued acco ...
Helen J. Baroni: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen
... community of followers and disciples, including pre-Hindu monks and nuns, as
well as laypeople. This community was responsible for propagating Siddharta’s
teachings after his death. In the centuries that followed, several forms of
Buddhism took shape in India. The two largest of these schools of Bud ...
Mindfulness in Schools
... The objective of this paper is to explore the adult mindfulness landscape, secular and
Buddhist, in order to inform an approach to the teaching of mindfulness in secondary
The Introduction explains the background to the project and the significant overlap
between secular and Buddhist practi ...
Schism, semiosis and the Soka Gakkai
... The Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and the Nichiren Shoshu have always had a complex
relationship. Formed in 1930 by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda, the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai was
from its inception an independent lay-Buddhist organization. For 60 years, they maintained an uneasy
partnership with ...
Aspects of the Study of the (earlier) Indian Mahāyāna
... the chief. Prajñaparamita is the mother (mat®, Tib. yum) or genetrix of
the bodhisattva and buddha (jinajanani, etc.).
The contextual position of the Mahayana
The question arises as to how, in the Buddhist traditions, the expressions Mahayana ‘Great Vehicle’, Sravakayana ‘Vehicle of the Auditor’
Theravāda (Pali, literally ""school of the elder monks"") is a branch of Buddhism that uses the teaching of the Pāli Canon, a collection of the oldest recorded Buddhist texts, as its doctrinal core, but also includes a rich diversity of traditions and practices that have developed over its long history of interactions with various cultures and communities. It is the dominant form of religion in Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Myanmar, and is practiced by minority groups in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia and China. In addition, the diaspora of all of these groups as well as converts around the world practice Theravāda Buddhism.