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Glossary of Buddhist Terms -- J

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These are just the briefest of definitions of Buddhist terms starting with J. Click on the term for more explanation of its meaning.

Jataka
The Jataka Tales are stories about the earlier lives of the Buddha.

Jodo Shinshu
Jodo Shinshu is a large school of Pure Land Buddhism founded in 13th century Japan.

Jukai
In the Jukai ceremony, a Zen Buddhist receives the Precepts.

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