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Synonyms for Theravada

one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing personal salvation through your own efforts

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The Theravada Tripitaka was declared as a National Heritage of Sri Lanka by the President on January 5, this year, at the Aluviharaya Temple in Matale.
Earlier this month, at a ceremony held in Matale, the President had declared the Theravada Tripitaka a National heritage.
This volume delves into contemporary and historical differences in the development of concepts associated with Theravada Buddhism.
Like Krishnan's essay, Ghose's mistakenly identifies the Sarvastivadins Schools with Theravada Buddhism.
Theravada is the Small Vehicle of Buddhism because the journey to paradise is taken by one person.
Theravada Buddhism teaches that women cannot attain full enlightenment and cannot be leaders of the Buddhist community (Appleton, 2011).
In Theravada Buddhism a bodhisatta is one who vows to achieve enlightenment in a future incarnation through the accumulation of ten barami, virtues such as patience, perseverance and giving alms to the needy.
Theravada Buddhism is Cambodia's dominant religion.
Reading the Mahavamsa: The Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History.
hristians from the Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Rowan Catholic traditions, and by Buddhists from the Theravada and Mabayanatn trditions.
Within "Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators", he draws upon his many years of experience and expertise to makes difficult Buddhist topics easy to understand, weaving together Theravada and Mahayana teachings on emptiness to show how we can liberate our minds and manifest compassion in our lives.
It is not often practiced in the Theravada tradition.
Sri Lankan Buddhism is connected to the Theravada branch of the religion, also referred to as "the doctrine of the elders." Theravada Buddhism is closest to the original teachings of Buddha; it emphasizes on the teachings to be used as a tool to understand the truth (BBC Editors, 2002).
The report said the generous giving reflected the practice of "Sangha Dana", where the country's Theravada Buddhist majority donate to support those living a monastic lifestyle.