Buddhism Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Buddhism.

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  • 8 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (8)

108,752 words, approx. 363 pages
Buddhism This entry consists of the following articles: An Overview Buddhism in India Buddhism in Southeast Asia Buddhism in Central Asia Buddhism in Mongolia Buddhism in Tibet Buddhism in China Buddh... Read more
1,385 words, approx. 5 pages
Horner, I. B. HORNER, I. B. The British scholar Isaline B. Horner (1896–1981) devoted her considerable intelligence and energy to furthering scholarly and popular understanding of Buddhism, esp... Read more
4,721 words, approx. 16 pages
Zhenyan ZHENYAN Buddhism is a form of Vajrayāna Buddhism that flourished in China from the seventh to the twelfth century. The term zhenyan is a translation of the Sanskrit word mantra and lite... Read more
4,639 words, approx. 16 pages
Buddhist Perspectives Buddhism arose around 500 B.C.E. as a practical response to the trouble and suffering that characterize the human condition. Uniquely among traditions concerned with those issues... Read more
3,638 words, approx. 13 pages
Buddhism Buddhism derives its name from the Sanskrit word buddha (awakened, wise, or learned), which was one of the many epithets given to Siddhārtha Gautama (c. 563–c. 483 BCE), the fou... Read more
27 words, approx. 1 pages
Buddhism—Schools This composite entry is composed of the following sub-entries: Chan and Zen Dge-Lugs Hua Yan Madhymaka YogĀcĀra Read more
8,333 words, approx. 28 pages
Buddhism In India, Buddhism was a heterodox religious movement against the authority of the Vedas, the Bible of orthodox Hinduism. Gautama Buddha (c. 563–c. 483 BCE) dismissed the extreme ascet... Read more
19,007 words, approx. 64 pages
Buddhism FOUNDED: Fifth century B.C.E.RELIGION AS A PERCENTAGE OF WORLD POPULATION: 6 Percent Overview Buddhism is the world's oldest missionary religion. Since its beginnings some 2,500 years ... Read more