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Synonyms for Mahayana

a major school of Buddhism teaching social concern and universal salvation

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one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone

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Bhutan Mahayana Tours have evolved to be one of the best names in the tourism sector of Bhutan.
Fussman attempts to track the history of scholarly attitudes toward Mahayana Buddhism as affecting our capacity to discern Mahayana influence in Gandharan and Mathuran art.
Instructors can thus utilize the opportunity to have students identify and name important Mahayana concepts and schools, such as Buddha-nature and Yogacara.
In contrast to Buddhist "essentialism," "deconstruction" would build upon Madhyamaka philosophy and a series of hermeneutical techniques employed within Mahayana Buddhism to explain apparent doctrinal change in order to promote an "ascent of the dharma" paradigm that accommodates diverse approaches to doctrine as skillful means to benefit the maximum number of sentient beings.
Chapter Nine expands the scope of the book beyond the Newar community to look at other Buddhist Revival Movements among the so called Tibetan Mahayana community and compares this to what has happened in the Newar community.
s characterization of intrinsic moral value and its apprehension, which he develops by drawing on the conceptual resources of Mahayana Buddhism.
Recognizing the need to project a united voice in opposing the war, they created the Unified Buddhist Church (UBC), which combined elements of eleven different sects and the Theravada and Mahayana streams of Buddhism.
Although a number of past Indologists and scholars of Buddhism have briefly mentioned the relations between Mahayana Buddhists and their books, the most recent scholarly discourse on the "cult of the book" in Mahayana Buddhist formations, as exhibited by the work of Gregory Schopen (1975, 1989, 2005) and David Drewes (2007), has hypothesized that the "cult of the book" occured in relation to shrines (caitya) or that it may not even have occurred at all.
Power, Wealth, and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism: The Gandavyuha-sutra.
Among those who undertake a rigorous study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism at different levels and stages for about 35 to 40 years, only the fortunate ones reach to the great seat of Gaden Tri, the supreme head of Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Alan Wallace, Transcendent Wisdom is a commentary on the "Wisdom" chapter of the classic Buddhist text "A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life", one of the most important sources for the Mahayana branch of Buddhism.
Keenan is an Anglican priest and student of Mahayana Buddhism, who has attempted to think creatively as a Christian theologian in dialogue with the Mahayana tradition.
Gunabhadra Mahasthavira, chairman of the Buddhist group Sangha Mahayana Indonesia, slammed the use of Buddha's name and Buddhist symbols by the bar and other similar businesses.
At the time Mahayana was gaining the upper hand in India and Theravada was on the decline.
Tenpa Gyaltshen, who assumed the presidency of the Tokyo-based Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Association in October 2001, gives sermons and preaches in Tokyo, Saitama, Ishikawa and Kyoto prefectures, making the Hiroshima temple his base.