Buddhism would eventually reach modern-day Pakistan, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. As Buddhism reached many of these lands, Buddhists began to translate and produce texts in the local languages, such as Khotanese (a Middle Iranian language), Sogdian (also Iranian), Uighur , Tangut, Tibetan, and Chinese.
Outline of Buddhism. Dharmacakra, symbol of the Dharma, the Buddha's teaching of the path to enlightenment. Buddhism ( Pali and Sanskrit: बौद्ध धर्म Buddha Dharma) is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly ...
Buddhism and Law: An Introduction, edited by Rebecca Redwood French & Mark A. Nathan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. As the first comprehensive study of Buddhism and law in Asia, this interdisciplinary volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law.
t. e. Theravāda ( / ˌtɛrəˈvɑːdə /, [a] lit. 'School of the Elders'  ) is the most commonly accepted name of Buddhism 's oldest existing school.   The school's adherents, termed Theravādins, have preserved their version of Gautama Buddha 's teaching or Buddha Dhamma in the Pāli Canon for over two millennia.
Buddhism has enjoyed a prominent place in the study of Asian religious ideas at Hamburg University for almost 100 years. With the publication series Hamburg Buddhist Studies the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies aims to honor Hamburg's long-standing commitment to research on Buddhism and share the results of this tradition with the community of scholars and the wider public.
Tibetan Buddhism, branch of Vajrayana (Tantric, or Esoteric) Buddhism that evolved from the 7th century ce in Tibet. It is based mainly on the rigorous intellectual disciplines of Madhyamika and Yogachara philosophy and utilizes the Tantric ritual practices that developed in Central Asia and
Donald W. Mitchell & Sarah H. Jacoby, An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices, 2nd ed., by Peter Harvey. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. In this new edition of his best-selling introduction, Peter Harvey provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of the Buddhist tradition in both Asia and the West.
In Buddhism and in Hinduism, a person's words, thoughts and actions form the basis for good and bad karma. Good deeds (good karmas) lead to good karmic results (Sanskrit: karma-phala, the fruits of karma) which can include the circumstances of one's future reincarnation. Likewise, evil actions might result in negative karmic consequences.
A project of the American Institution for Buddhist Studies and the Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies The Buddhist Canons Research Database is a resource that offers complete bibliographic information (with internal crosslinks and links to external resources) for the roughly 5,000 texts contained in the Tibetan Buddhist canon, and offers both general and targeted full text search ...