Tag: history

23 When were women first welcomed into Buddhist orders? 2014-06-17T20:07:44.870

14 Was Vipassana discovered by the Buddha (Siddhartha)? 2014-09-08T14:26:55.060

14 Why isn't there a Buddhist Bible? 2014-10-05T14:35:32.907

11 Relation to Jainism 2014-07-02T22:12:17.120

11 Did Buddhists ever actively participate in a major violent conflict? 2014-08-20T10:18:49.077

11 Why did the Buddha suffer before he died? 2015-08-14T16:47:09.253

10 Was Buddha born of a Virgin? 2014-07-24T09:37:04.850

10 When were the earliest Buddhist writings created 2015-09-07T13:50:47.973

10 Buddhism in ancient Arabic regions 2015-10-28T01:31:36.197

9 What is the role of relics in Buddhism? 2014-06-18T00:23:52.393

9 Buddhism in the Middle East 2014-06-28T22:44:47.217

9 Why do Buddhist Stupas have various shapes? 2014-06-30T15:46:02.500

9 Are the Chakras present in the original Buddha's teachings? 2014-07-26T16:10:05.023

9 Did Buddhism oppose Vedic religion? 2014-08-31T19:46:55.160

9 Historically, where do the concepts of Karma, Nirvana, Dharma and Samsara come from? 2014-09-01T20:30:11.650

9 What are the other Theravada Councils held between the 4th and 6th 2014-09-26T07:45:37.107

9 Was meditation not practiced for most of the history of Buddhism? 2015-01-04T18:13:15.183

9 Why did Mahayana leave out the Pali Canon? 2015-10-26T03:37:33.353

9 How and when did the name "Buddhism" appear? 2015-12-22T13:58:47.917

8 What was the historical Buddha's ethnicity? 2014-06-23T16:27:27.967

8 How did Buddha's teachings about samsara differ from earlier Indian tradition? 2014-06-28T10:22:57.237

8 Did the Buddha ever talk about his family? 2014-06-30T02:12:18.123

8 What was the chronology of events in the Buddha's life? 2014-07-02T02:45:48.237

8 What's the origin of 108 being a sacred number? 2014-07-22T20:37:47.643

8 Is there a tradition or practice involving fasting in Buddhism or Buddhist countries? 2014-07-24T13:50:08.993

8 What were Nagarjuna's seminal contributions to Buddhist philosophy? 2014-08-15T20:11:05.967

8 Is there evidence of a Buddhist influence on Greek Stoicism? 2014-08-20T19:21:27.130

8 What language did the Buddha speak? 2014-09-07T16:25:47.620

8 When and why did monks stop meditating? 2014-10-05T03:17:55.527

8 Which are considered to be the oldest suttas? 2015-06-28T20:21:30.797

7 Is there a historical connection between Buddhism and martial arts? 2014-06-25T00:33:07.457

7 Were robes a factor in the spread of Buddhism? 2014-07-12T12:08:02.867

7 Is there a better term than Hinayana? 2014-07-22T20:30:25.607

7 Why is Buddhism followed mainly outside of India when it originated there? 2014-09-08T20:15:19.127

7 Were psychedelics used in the past by Buddhists? 2014-11-14T12:30:36.200

7 What was the 1st Buddhist Council about? 2015-06-24T21:36:01.707

7 Was Buddhism a rebellion against the Aryans? 2016-07-08T07:48:41.937

6 Why did physical representations of the Buddha only start to appear a few centuries after his death? 2014-06-19T22:52:30.330

6 Did Ledi Sayadaw invent a vipassana technique? 2014-08-29T21:46:14.530

6 When was the Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism marked as separate religions? 2014-09-02T13:35:53.410

6 What is the meaning of Rahula? 2014-09-22T14:03:55.917

6 Are there Material Differences of Current Theravada Teachings with Pre Sectarian Buddhism? 2014-12-04T04:59:25.040

6 Who were the first followers of the Buddha? 2015-11-09T23:29:45.960

6 Which suttas in the Pali canon are relatively early or late? 2017-01-10T11:35:16.607

5 What is the overall Buddhist taxonomy? 2014-06-23T13:24:52.680

5 Were the oldest Buddhists evangelical? 2014-06-30T12:11:20.523

5 Does anybody know the composition of the 6th council and how the delegates were chosen? 2014-09-26T07:31:10.910

5 Does Kwan Yin hold a place in Theravada Buddhism? 2015-01-15T02:44:37.013

5 Do we know in what posture the Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree? 2015-06-05T08:49:08.780

5 What are good resources to study the historic evolution and comparative studies of Abhidhamma 2015-12-19T08:24:01.740

5 Iconography in Buddhism - from the Greeks? And why isn't the Buddha bald? 2015-12-26T06:48:16.280

5 What was the reason behind the fall of Buddhism in India? 2017-06-01T04:30:28.293

5 In what timeframe was Jataka tales added to Kuddaka Nikaya? 2017-06-15T08:43:07.537

4 What are some examples of Buddhist rulers? 2014-07-14T19:09:01.353

4 Did the Buddha discourage antropomorphic representations of himself? 2014-08-07T03:22:34.633

4 Were there earlier western monks before Bhikkhu Ananda Metteyya (Charles Henry Allan Bennett) 2014-09-26T07:22:28.017

4 What is/was the role of agamas in Chinese and Japanese history? 2015-06-09T19:13:50.777

4 Looking for a book that covers the biography of the Buddha's life 2015-06-28T05:12:14.310

4 Halo on the Buddha 2015-07-15T19:42:51.803

4 Is ritual described in the Pali canon? 2015-07-24T13:19:47.023

4 Significance of Bhikkhus uncovering their right shoulder 2015-08-24T06:41:18.810

4 Did the Buddha form a monastery? 2015-09-08T15:16:35.363

4 History of refuge in the 3 jewels 2016-08-24T00:23:11.990

4 Was the historical Buddha infallible? 2016-09-24T04:40:40.670

3 When did Vasubandhu, the teacher of Dignāga, live? 2014-07-19T01:29:50.523

3 What do we know about the historic Padmasambhava? 2014-09-05T08:58:46.577

3 What was the first Buddhist text to be translated into English? 2014-09-05T12:24:04.427

3 Did Buddhism ever go through a period of relatively high violence? 2014-09-08T21:15:32.323

3 What was the reason behind Colonel Henry Steel Olcott and Anagarika Dharmapala split 2014-09-27T07:31:45.627

3 How old was Buddhism/Shinto before Shinto began to adopt aspects of Buddhism 2014-11-10T00:00:22.727

3 What are the elements (Mahābhūta) references in the Sarvastivada Satipaṭṭhāna? 2014-11-16T07:47:06.170

3 Did the Buddha ever mention or encounter Jews? 2014-12-20T10:57:07.327

3 Was Buddhism the dominant religion of India for one thousand years? 2015-01-02T06:40:25.193

3 What exactly were the parks that the Buddha spent time in? 2015-03-29T17:10:51.480

3 Did nuns participate in the councils? 2015-06-13T23:19:57.213

3 Did the Buddha work with teachers from other spiritual traditions? 2015-07-16T20:12:15.397

3 Where are the references of Vesak in the Pali canon? 2015-07-22T07:00:31.847

3 Was the kamikaze against the Mongol empire considered a supernatural event in Buddhism? 2015-08-26T12:12:51.520

3 Was there a period when "Consensus Buddhism"/"Buddhist Romanticism" dominated Buddhism in the West? 2015-11-04T13:49:22.533

3 Did the Buddha visit modern day Assam? 2015-11-04T20:53:26.977

3 For what reason did the Dali Lama's traditional daily schedule have washing before meditation? 2015-11-12T21:38:55.697

3 What is the Origin and History of Milindapanha? 2015-12-25T07:24:21.780

3 How to memorize suttas? 2017-06-11T11:12:59.617

3 Buddhism and Evolution 2018-01-26T21:27:09.517

2 Autobiographies of Buddhist masters 2014-07-26T07:00:02.107

2 First Buddhist text translated into a Western language 2014-09-05T14:58:11.717

2 Was the London Buddhist Society the first Western Sangha? 2014-09-10T18:09:33.827

2 What was the 1st attempt to have a Theravada monastery in the West? 2014-09-26T17:19:39.707

2 How many Tibetan monks practiced meditation in "old Tibet"? 2014-10-04T00:59:26.660

2 Lay meditation in Korean Zen 2015-02-08T14:36:57.357

2 What are the famous debates in canonical Buddhist texts? 2015-03-16T03:22:43.337

2 Social context of Buddhist rituals 2015-07-21T03:54:28.490

2 What Changes have Happened to the Pali Canon? 2016-01-04T07:24:02.647

2 Soul that splits in seven parts 2016-01-08T11:41:54.940

2 Historical writings on the importance and efficacy of burning joss paper? 2017-05-12T07:24:19.763

2 Which is a good book to read about history of Buddhism? 2017-06-30T02:22:03.357

2 Is it true that Lord Buddha was born in Sri Lanka? 2017-07-11T14:07:23.510

2 Any reconstructions of earliest mentioned classification of canon? 2017-07-26T14:11:09.467

2 When were Buddhist suttas written? 2017-10-07T15:52:22.320