Maitreya, the Future Buddha
... culminate in a conference exploring the Maitreya theme from as many
different perspectives as possible.
With the enthusiastic support of the Department of Religion and the
East Asian Studies Program along with the assistance of the university
administration, Professors Kitagawa and Overmyer were inv ...
The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth
... meticulously documented book is needed because when reading Buddhist
sources from this period, scholars will inevitably come across many references to the major events and ﬁgures I study in this book. If readers use my
comprehensive index properly, together with the reference books listed in the
- CReaTE - Canterbury Christ Church University
... 2009:182). These are not the first or last people to have this opinion, and some scholars believe that
Buddhism could once again flourish in Thailand if its people were to abandon the practice and use
of such amuletic items, protective magic and superstitious ways (McDaniel, 2006:101). However,
The Development of Kaji Kito in Nichiren Shu Buddhism
... of information, some of sources that I have used did not include all of the dates, including the
birth and death dates of important priests discussed in section three. Most of the Japanese terms
used have been italicized only and the kanji form of the terms was not provided unless they were
An Exploratory Study of a Counselling Framework
... fluency, the excerpts were shown only the sources of data in the form of in-text
Regarding Buddhist scriptures, there is an ocean of material in which
interpretation varies from different versions or schools of thought. Using Buddhist
teachings from only source will keep the consistent un ...
Helen J. Baroni: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen
... images of the Buddha and bodhisattvas. Outside, one often encounters the scent of
burning leaves as the novices clean the grounds in the afternoon. Colorful silk banners stream down pillars within graceful wooden structures with smooth polished
floors and ornately carved rafters. One may glimpse the ...
Kosalan Philosophy dissertation - University of California, Berkeley
... and practices borrowed from Vedic tradition that have been studied by other scholars are
examined in light of the task to reformulate and enliven concepts implicit in critique. The
chapter suggests that the Kosalan brāhmaṇas, including the Kāṇvas, form the bulk of the
audience of brāhmaṇas and munis ...
Mahayana Buddhism - The Doctrinal Foundations
... utterance is used. Because the expression ‘Mahayana’ (or its equivalent in the local language)
has been used by Buddhists from perhaps as early as the ﬁrst century BCE to the present
day, from India through Tibet, Central Asia, Mongolia, China to Japan, Far East Asia
and the Western world, so it mus ...
Schism, semiosis and the Soka Gakkai
... The ritual practice of gongyo, borrowed from the priesthood, was developed over a span of 600
years on the temple grounds of Taiseki-ji, in the shadow of Mt. Fuji. The format and performance of this
ritual was the result of hundreds of years of temple tradition. This practice was handed down to the
1 Glossary Words are listed here according to the language in which
... for the so-called factors of existence, which the Hinayana considers
as building blocks of the empirical personality and its world. (The
Shambala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen, 1991, p. 54)
dokuraku (Jap. 独楽) = private or personal pleasure.
en (Jap. 縁, Skt. pratyaya) = cause. En is defined by the J ...
Chapter 1 - Stanford University
... my honors thesis, the final project of my college career, but he soon cut me off. “No,” he
said, “I mean what are you going to do with this?” I can only hope that my inadequate
response was subsequently given value by public and private exploration of what it
means to take part in “religious studies ...
the pdf - Open Collections
... uncovering how Chinese Buddhists understood Buddhist stūpas and whether they
Though stūpas are not Buddhist inventions, they frequently appear in Buddhist
scriptures, depicted as important Buddhist objects of worship symbolizing the Buddha
after his nirvāa (or other Buddhist holy p ...
Searching for the Law: Ennin`s Journal as a Key to the Heian
... their advice and expertise to a project that has probably ranged farther afield than a
dissertation should. I am grateful to Susan Klein for her perspective on the project as a
whole, something I often lost sight of in the thicket of details, and her guidance in
Irvine and in Tokyo. I am grateful to ...
Now - Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center
... Everybody was cold and many people were starving. Before long, the monastery completely ran out
of its normal food stores. Master Zhikai said, ‘In the
granary we still have over two thousand pounds of
soy beans. The beans are supposed to be used as offerings on the first and fifteenth of every mont ...
A History of Mindfulness
... perspective on the Dhamma, and to bridge the gap between the Buddha’s
time and our own.
The Dawn of Abhidharma - Numata Zentrum für Buddhismuskunde
... range of factors that led to the emergence of these two aspects of Buddhist thought, my contributions are just meant to present relevant material from the textual corpus of the early discourses, in the hope of
thereby providing a point of reference for those who study the same
topic based on other m ...
How Mindfulness Becomes Mindlessness – A Hermeneutical
... This approach, however, also has its limitations. All texts are produced in a particular social, political and economic
context, and thus their interpretation requires an understanding of that context as well as the context in which we find
ourselves today (Zadek, 1993: 434).
Writing about classic A ...
Mindfulness: A Dialogue between Buddhism and Clinical
... strategies and formal mindfulness practices may or may not
be used (Baer 2003).
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
This involves an 8-week group session in which clients are
encouraged to practice mindfulness daily (Kabat-Zinn (1990,
2003) suggests the following operational definition for
Wesak and the Re-Creation of Buddhist Tradition
... their collective identities. Buddhist identity becomes an issue precisely because of this cultural contact, or
confrontation, involving divergent languages, cultures, religions, festivals, etc. Thus Wesak becomes a
central ritual medium through which communication takes place between Buddhists and t ...
low-res pdf not print-ready - Research portal
... teachings subvert the fundamental staple notions of religions and what their
adherents cherish the most: a belief in the existence of god, a permanent soul,
and a promise of an everlasting bliss in heaven after death. Instead, he taught
impermanence, not-self, and unsatisfactoriness to be the fundam ...
... Pillar Edict VII could not be inscribed at other places because of
ageing and death of Asoka, assuming Asoka reigned for thirty years
It has to be noted that Fourteen Rock Edicts and Two Kalinga
Edicts were issued in the years after Asoka's conversion while the
Seven Pillar Edicts were issu ...
this PDF file - Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist
... the two schools separately, one aer the other. erefore, in a real sense,
theirs are not comparative studies, because they neither discuss the similarities and diﬀerences nor analyze the causes behind them. In this paper, I
mainly con ne myself to the early texts of both schools of thought, in whic ...
Buddhism and Sustainability-Related Organisational Practices: A Sri
... The first investigation is a systematic review of the literature pertaining to Buddhism,
sustainability and organisational studies. The review identifies a set of Buddhist
principles and values appearing in this literature, defines research gaps, and delineates
avenues for future research.
The secon ...
OF Master Hongyi`s Last Calligraphic Work - Papyrus
... Confucianism and Taoism and were used to distinguish their calligraphy from the
common or popular Chinese handwriting at that time. Since then, for over 1500 years,
the skills have been well used to write Chinese characters and became vitally
important for all kinds of government officials to know a ...
Buddhist influences on print technology
Buddhist influences on print technology in East Asia are far-reaching. The history of writing in Asia dates back to the 13th century BC. China used bones and shells for religious inscriptions in the form of divinations. From these beginnings, numerous forms of writing and printing were developed. In many instances, as in Europe, it was religion that played a major role in the development of writing and printing techniques or which was the reason behind the usage of these techniques. Of the religions in East Asia, it was Buddhism that played the strongest role in influencing writing and, in particular, printing. There were other factors that influenced the creation of manuscript and print culture, but Buddhism had the largest influence in spreading the usage of print technology, which in turn led to an increase in the dissemination of secular printing and literacy as well as wielding an important influence on economics, government, and competing religions/philosophies.