Phra; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Phra 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Venerable. Used as a prefix to the name of a monk (bhikkhu).(Source): Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms
context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

Relevant definitions

Search found 11 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Wat Phra Dhammakaya is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Province ...
Bharata
Bharata (भरत) or Bharatāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Prodgī...
Kammatthana
kammaṭṭhāna : (nt.) a subject for meditation; a branch of industry.
Dhammakaya Foundation
The Dhammakaya Foundation was founded in 1916 in Thailand by Phra Monkolthepmuni, the abbot of ...
Anupurvadamshtra
Anupūrvadaṃṣṭra (अनुपूर्वदंष्ट्र) refers to “regular canine teeth” and represents the fifty-sev...
Anupurvanguli
Anupūrvāṅguli (अनुपूर्वाङ्गुलि) refers to “slender fingers” and represents the fifth of the eig...
Dhammakaya
Dhammakaya is a Pali word meaning "body of dharma" or the body of enlightenment. I...
Ajahn Pasanno
Ven. Pasanno Bhikkhu took ordination in Thailand in 1974 with Ven. Phra Khru Nanasirivatana as ...
Dhammakaya Movement
The Dhammakaya Movement is a Buddhist movement founded in Thailand in the 1970s. It was founde...
Chah Subhaddo
Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhaddo (Chao Khun Bodhinyana Thera) (alternatively spelled Achaan Chah, ...
Buddhapada
The footprint of the Buddha is an imprint of Gautama Buddhas one or both feet. It comes in two ...

Relevant text