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Origins of Theravada Buddhism - About.com
Theravada considers itself to be the school closest to the original form of Buddhism. It emphasizes individual enlightenment and critical reasoning.
Theravada Buddhism Teachings and Overview - About.com
Theravada is the dominant form of Buddhism in southeast Asia, and for this reason it is sometimes called the "Southern School." It claims about 100 million ...
Theravada Buddhism - About.com
Theravada is the only surviving part of the Pali school, considered the oldest school of Buddhism. Today's Theravada monastic orders trace their history to the  ...
The Ten Perfections of Theravada Buddhism - About.com
These Ten Perfections of Theravada are from early Buddhist texts. They are qualities that, if developed, will lead to buddhahood.
Uposatha - Uposatha are special observance days in Theravada ...
For Theravada Buddhists, Uposatha are days marked by full and new moons, and they are observed with intensive practice. Monks rededicate themselves to ...
Arhat -- An Arhat Is an Enlightened Person to Theravada Buddhists
In Theravada Buddhism, an arhat (Sanskrit) or arahant (Pali) is one who has completed the path to enlightenment and entered Nirvana. An arhat is not reborn.
Brief Guide to Major Sectarian Distinctions in Buddhism
Buddhism can be divided into two major schools: Theravada and Mahayana. Today, Theravada is the dominant form of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand, ...
Buddhist Scriptures - Directions for Practice - Buddhism - About.com
About two millennia ago, Buddhism split into two major schools, called today Theravada and Mahayana. Buddhist scriptures are associated with one or the other ...
Mahayana Is the Great Vehicle School of Buddhism
There are a few basic teachings that distinguish all forms of Mahayana. Here Mahayana and Theravada are compared to make these distinctions clear.
Vesak - Holy Buddhist Holiday - Buddhism - About.com
Vesak is the most sacred holy day of Theravada Buddhism. Also called Visakha or Wesak, Vesak is an observation of the birth, enlightenment and death ...
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