Japanese Buddhism: 1 definition
Japanese Buddhism means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
The history of Buddhism in Japan can be roughly divided into three periods, namely the Nara period (up to 784), the Heian period (794 and – 1185) and the post Heian period (1185 onwards). Each period saw the introduction of new doctrines and upheavals in existing schools. See Sohei (warrior monks).
In modern times, the main paths of Buddhism are Amidist (Pure Land) schools, Nichiren Buddhism, Shingon Buddhism and Zen Buddhism.
The root of the Japanese word for Buddhism, bukkyo comes from butsu, "buddha" + kyo, "teaching".
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Partial matches: Buddhism.
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The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)
Part III - The Expansion Of Buddhism < [Introduction]
Buddhist Monastic Discipline (by Jotiya Dhirasekera)
Anāgārika Dharmapāla (by Bhikkhu Sangharakshita)
Vimalakirti Sutra (by Burton Watson)