Buddhist nuns are known as bhikkunis.
Kathina is an important celebration in the Buddhist calendar.
These days many Americans of assorted religious views seem happy to experiment with Buddhist-inspired practices.
In majority Buddhist countries, butchers are often members of non-Buddhist religious minorities.
Strong, Guide to Buddhist Religion (1981).
It depicts a Buddhist sermon held in a temple.
Buddhist influence in art, especially in sculpture, was strong.
In India, for example, the Mahar Buddhist community established by B.R.
On 2 September, they were taken to scrubland near a graveyard, Buddhist villagers said, where they were photographed again.
During the long course of Buddhist history, Buddhist influences have from time to time reached the Western world.
Kammu, who himself was a devout Buddhist, supported the growth of two new Buddhist sects that opposed the older groups.
He foreshadowed later Japanese Buddhist trends in his reverence for the Shintō deities and his emphasis on the patriotic mission of Buddhism.
In the late 20th century, Buddhist control was partially restored, and Bodh Gaya once again became the major Buddhist pilgrimage site.
Buddhist practices enable Buddhist communities around the world to grow in understanding, commitment and compassion on their spiritual journey.
The Buddhist attitude toward war is thus quite negative, and passages glorifying military victory or sanitizing the realities of warfare are hard to find in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist texts.
Books dealing with the Buddhist traditions of South Asia and Southeast Asia include four excellent studies: Steven Collins, Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities: Utopias of the Pali Imaginaire (1998); John S.
Socially conscious Buddhists have also developed a Buddhist form of feminism and have been associated with groups that are attempting to reestablish (in the Theravada world) or to enhance (in Mahayana and Vajrayana contexts) the role of Buddhist nuns.
The relationship between the monastics and the laity has differed from place to place and from time to time, but throughout most of Buddhist history both groups have played an essential role in the process of constituting and reconstituting the Buddhist world.
Dharmakīrti’s work, essentially a commentary on Dignāga’s, is to be singled out as one of the most outstanding contributions to Indian Buddhist thought, presenting a definite account of what later generations of philosophers in India took to be the normative Buddhist view.
The Japanese Buddhist response to modernity from the beginning of the twentieth century tended to be dominated by two interrelated trends: the attempt to reinterpret the nature of the Buddhist and Christian traditions and the relationship between them, and the attempt to modernize Buddhist teachings by adopting modes of understanding religious life discerned in Western thought and Christian conceptual motifs.
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The Japanese Buddhist response to modernity from the beginning of the twentieth century tended to be dominated by two interrelated trends the attempt to reinterpret the nature of the Buddhist and Christian traditions and the relationship between them and the attempt to modernize Buddhist teachings by adopting modes of understanding religious life discerned in Western thought and Christian conceptual motifs