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n. Buddhism
A conservative branch of Buddhism that adheres to Pali scriptures and the nontheistic ideal of self-purification to nirvana and is dominant in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.

[Pali theravāda : thera, an elder (from Sanskrit sthaviraḥ, old man, from sthavira-, old, venerable; see stā- in Indo-European roots) + vāda, doctrine (from Sanskrit vādaḥ, statement, doctrine; see wed- in Indo-European roots).]


(Buddhism) the southern school of Buddhism, the name preferred by Hinayana Buddhists for their doctrines
[from Pali: doctrine of the elders]


(ˌθɛr əˈvɑ də)

the earlier of the two major schools of Buddhism, still prevalent in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia, emphasizing personal salvation through one's own efforts.
[1875–80; < Pali]
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Noun1.Theravada - one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing personal salvation through your own efforts; a conservative form of Buddhism that adheres to Pali scriptures and the non-theistic ideal of self purification to nirvana; the dominant religion of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand and Laos and Cambodia
Buddhism - the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
Hinayana Buddhism, Hinayana - an offensive name for the early conservative Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken from there to other regions of southwestern Asia
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In general, contemporary Theravadin paintings deviate from this by both showing the Buddha's whole body and by representing him in the pre-enlightenment earth-touching gesture.
The Significance of Former Buddhas in the Theravadin Tradition.
Hansen thus corroborates Blackburn's observation that religious reform movements in Southern Buddhist colonial societies were largely informed by classical Theravadin teachings and practices with which European orientalist approaches and methods deeply resonated, to the detriment of local 'folk religion'.
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He proposes a problem-solving and corrective re-interpretation of Buddhist soteriology that focuses on what a Theravadin monk's life is like and what is meant by "samma-samadhi", translated as "right meditation" or "right concentration".
14) This Just Ruler is thought to uphold what is known in Theravadin terms as the dasavidha-rajadhamma, the 'tenfold virtues of the righteous king', and to enjoy invulnerability.
It neighbored a Theravadin Buddhist monastery, and was close to a Chinese Mahayana foundation in Ukiah.
Lee was a member of the Theravadin Buddhist Monk Order and was ordained in July 22, 1999 in Kathmandu, Nepal and was known as Bhikkhu Dhammapiyo.
both Theravadin and Mahayana Buddhism, the basic concept of Middle path
EXAMPLES OF NATIONAL AND VARIOUS RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS DURING TWO SCHOOL MONTHS APRIL 2012 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FR IDAY 2 3 4 5 Maundy 6 Good Friday Thursday Theravadin New Year Hanuman Jayanti Mahavir Jayanti 9 Passover 10 11 12 13 PassoverHoly Theravadin Passover Passover Passover Friday (Orthodox) New Year 16 17 18 19 Yom 20 HaShoah 23 St.
My focus on this presentation will be limited only to Theravadin tradition.
16) Stupas are major sites of worship and pilgrimage in the predominantly Theravadin countries of Southeast Asia.