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Maritime Buddhism  

Andrea Acri

The spread of Buddhism across Asia has been studied mainly from a perspective focusing on the transmission through the overland routes popularly known as “Silk Roads” and emphasizing ... More

Narratives of Buddhist Relics and Images  

Stephen C. Berkwitz

Relics and images of the Buddha and of other awakened beings occupy important places in ritual practice throughout the Buddhist world. Their significance and sacrality are evidenced by the ... More

Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thödol)  

Casey Alexandra Kemp

Published Online:
Aug 2016
Subject:
Buddhism, Texts
Although in Tibet there is no single text directly referred to as the Tibetan Book of the Dead, this English work is the primary source for Western understandings of Tibetan Buddhist ... More

Transmission of Buddhist Media and Texts  

Daniel Veidlinger

Published Online:
Jan 2018
Subject:
Buddhism, Texts
Different media have been used to spread the teachings of Buddhism, and they have exerted a significant influence upon the development of Buddhist ideas and institutions over time. An oral ... More

The Vajrakīla Tantras  

Martin Boord

Belonging to an esoteric corpus of Buddhist texts known as the teachings of secret mantra (Skt. guhyamantra), the tantras of Vajrakīla have been carefully guarded through the centuries and ... More

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