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Mythology can refer to the collected myths of a group of people—their body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and customs—or to the study of such myths.
For religiously motivated reduction of eating, particularly not eating after noon and more stringent longer fasts. Sometimes used synonymously with vegetarianism in Mahayana Buddhism.
Abhidharma (Sanskrit) or Abhidhamma (Pali) are ancient (3rd century BCE and later) Buddhist texts which contain detailed scholastic reworkings of doctrinal material appearing in the Buddhist sutras, a…
A mudra (Listeni/muːˈdrɑː/; Sanskrit mudrā, "seal", "mark", or "gesture"; Tibetan: ཕྱག་རྒྱ་ THL chakgya) is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism.While some mudras involve the entire b…
Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the…
a monotheistic religion, with the Torah as its foundational text. These questions focus on the relationship between Jewish and Buddhist practice and practitioners.
The activities or timings of Buddhist holidays or festivals. These can be specific to a Buddhist tradition or culture.
According to the Pāli canon commentary, access/neighbourhood concentration (upacāra-samādhi) is a stage of meditation that the meditator reaches before entering into jhāna.
In Buddhism, the Sakadāgāmin (Pali; Sanskrit: Sakṛdāgāmin), "returning once" or "once-returner," is a partially enlightened person, who has cut off the first three chains with which the ordinary mi…
a term coined by Chögyam Trungpa. He uses the term to describe mistakes spiritual seekers commit which turn the pursuit of spirituality into an ego building and confusion creat…
British born populariser of Eastern philosophy especially Zen Buddhism. Active in the 1950s through to the early 70s. Author of books such as 'The Way of Zen' and 'What is Tao'.