Theravada Buddhism


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Noun1.Theravada Buddhism - 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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For some however, Theravada Buddhism is undoubtedly insufficient in providing peace of mind.
This paper, following Tsing's suggestion that religion provides a mechanism by which minorities can express agency, proposes that the Thai-Lao have cultivated a variant of Theravada Buddhism best understood in its own terms.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Myanmar in support of protecting Theravada Buddhism, sovereignty, territorial integrity and cultural identity of Myanmar - the public letter written to the President of Myanmar concludes.
The book will doubtless be required reading for students of Cambodia, of Theravada Buddhism and of the anthropology of death for some time to come.
I had been told that an enormous cave system in the mountains held one of the holiest sites in local Theravada Buddhism.
The President said that the Theravada Buddhism is the most valuable treasure we have to move forward as a significant state in todays world as well as in the future too.
The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries.
Deegalle discusses the aligning of the JVP with the opposition due to perceived threats to destroy Theravada Buddhism that are believed to be sponsored by the current government.
Thai massage, said to have been created around 800-1200AD, has been influenced by multiple disciplines including Theravada Buddhism, Ayurveda, Hatha Yoga, principles of Chinese Meridians, and other Thai practices.
The absence of a text is only negative evidence, but given that references to the historical Buddha's biographies were rare in classical Mahayana Angkor, the probability is fairly high that the minor Muchalinda story did not reach Cambodia for some time after the arrival there of Theravada Buddhism in the late 13th century.
Hindusim and Theravada Buddhism, arriving from the Indian sub-continent, brought to the region a Brahmanical notion of deva-raja [god-king], Mahayana Buddhism, brought from India and China, admixed with emphasis on Confucian ideas of hierarchical relations, Buddhist cosmology and Taoist Naturalism, influenced Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
This book should stand as a key text for scholars and students seeking to understand the past 200 years of Theravada Buddhism, together with texts like Anne Blackburn's Locations of Buddhism (2010) and Anne Hansen's How to behave (2007).