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Buddhist Diversity

Buddhist Diversity  

Dale S. Wright

in Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
11 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190843670.003.0003
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How and when did Buddhism spread beyond its origins in northeastern India? Buddhism began expanding out from its birthplace during the Buddha’s life, and that process continues ... More
Buddhist Practices

Buddhist Practices  

Dale S. Wright

in Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
11 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190843670.003.0005
Format: 
chapter
What is the relationship between Buddhist teachings and the practice of Buddhism? Buddhist practices are spiritual activities or exercises intentionally undertaken to cultivate the ... More
Buddhist Teachings

Buddhist Teachings  

Dale S. Wright

in Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
11 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190843670.003.0004
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Do Buddhists believe in God? As you may have noticed, our discussions so far have hardly mentioned God. Buddhist teachings aren’t oriented around a theistic concept of God, God as ... More
Contemporary Global Buddhism

Contemporary Global Buddhism  

Dale S. Wright

in Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
11 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190843670.003.0006
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Is Buddhism a religion, and if so in what sense? This question has perplexed Westerners ever since their first encounters with Buddhism in the eighteenth century. Early ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Dale S. Wright

in Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
11 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190843670.003.0001
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Why would everyone need to know anything about Buddhism? One important reason is that no matter who you are or where you live, Buddhism is part of your cultural environment. Whether we know ... More
Origins and Early History

Origins and Early History  

Dale S. Wright

in Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
11 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190843670.003.0002
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When and where did Buddhism begin? Like Christianity and Islam, the last two of the five major world religions to emerge, Buddhism has an identifiable founder, Siddhartha Gautama, ... More

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