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Theravada Buddhism

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 original monks who studied with the Buddha. Here we look at some of that history and at the distinctive teachings and practices of Theravada Buddhism.
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Theravada Buddhism
What is Theravada Buddhism, and how does it differ from the other major school of Buddhism, Mahayana? This article explores the basic distinctions of the Theravada school.

Origins of Theravada Buddhism
Theravada considers itself to be the school closest to the original form of Buddhism. It emphasizes individual enlightenment and critical reasoning.

Access to Insight: Readings in Theravada Buddhism
Access to Insight is a web resource providing information on the practice and study of Theravada Buddhism.

The President and the Buddha
An image gallery of U.S. President Barack Obama's tours of Buddhist temples in Burma and Thailand.

Vassa
Vassa, a three-month Buddhist monastic retreat held during the monsoon rains, is a tradition began by the historical Buddha.

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