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1. ‘Buddhism’ is the term used to denote the religion descending from the ascetic movement founded by Gautama Buddha. To be sure, the teachings of

Open Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama

An honorific title given to members of a prominent Tibetan incarnation ( sprul sku ) lineage belonging to the Dge lugs sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The

Open Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha

This essay considers the life of Siddhārtha Gautama as a religious modality that finds expression in various contexts, including Buddhist culture,

Open Myanmar

Country in Southeast Asia, bounded northwest by India and Bangladesh, northeast by China, southeast by Laos and Thailand, and southwest by the Bay of

Pure Land Buddhism

or Amidism, devotional sect of Mahayana Buddhism in China and Japan, centering on worship of the Buddha Amitabha. According to the Pure Land Sutras,


Belief that after death the human soul or the spirit of a plant or animal may live again in another human or animal. It is part of the teachings of


( tŭn'trə ), in both Hinduism and Buddhism, esoteric tradition of ritual and yoga known for elaborate use of mantra , or symbolic speech, and mandala

Open Tenzin Gyatso (Dalai Lama)
Tenzin Gyatso (Dalai Lama)

Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th and current Dalai Lama of Tibet, former head of the Tibetan government in exile, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and

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Theravāda Buddhism

One of the two major forms of Buddhism , common in Southeast Asia (Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar); the other is the later Mahāyāna.

Tibetan Buddhism

form of Buddhism prevailing in the Tibet region of China, Bhutan, the state of Sikkim in India, Mongolia, and parts of Siberia and SW China. It has