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Questions tagged [traditions]

Use this tag for topics related to specifying traditions (branches or schools) of Buddhism.

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Is it not possible to split this platform into Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism?

I think the question is simple, why is it important to maintain a single platform for clearly distinct sects of Buddhism ( Theravada and Mahayana )? I know there is also Vajrayāna tradition but I ...
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Is this site Buddhist?

Is this site Buddhist if its users routinely claim that parts of the Buddhist canon are not authentic? It happens, but I think that the answer is clear -- no.
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How should we police the use of the word Hinayana?

Some people hear Hinayana as a slur against Theravada. Modern Mahayana believers may be eager for peace and harmony, but the original Mahayanists were drawing a distinction between two lines of ...
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Overt Sectarian Affiliations

In looking at answers to some questions I am frequently seeing a overt but unacknowledged sectarian affiliation. For example in the question Desire without attachment, some of the answers are purely ...
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How to ask questions about different traditions of Buddhism?

What questions can and/or shouldn't we ask about other or different traditions of Buddhism? For example, what about the question, From the perspective of Theravada is SGI considered a cult?
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Which type of Buddhism is for me?

Should this question be asked, on the main site: How do I know which type of Buddhism is for me? Is it answerable, potentially useful? If that's the question title, what would be appropriate ...
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Is the term Western Buddhist satisfactory?

I've used Western Buddhist in a recent question but I'm not sure if it is a good term. I'm taking it to mean Buddhist practioners of school based in a Western country. To be honest I'm not convinced ...
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Should we edit answers to make it clear which Buddhist school/perspective the answer comes from?

Recently I've been (rightly) picked up on answering a question from a particualrly perspective and not flagging this up in the answer (here and here) I think in both cases I would have been very ...
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Is there a better term than Hinayana that we should be using?

I asked this question on the main site a few days ago. I'm concerned that Hinayana isn't the right term to be using with it's negative overtones. THelper has been kind enough to provide some ...
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Sectarian shout downs should be dealt with

(Finally came up with a better title.) So if one asks a question about, say, mudras and the answer is "That's superstition, you should read the earlist pali texts" Or if I ask a question about, say, ...
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Questions about choosing a tradition?

One of the most important questions for me personally at the moment is on choosing a tradition/school/lineage/whatever-other-taxonomical-widgets-applies. I have already given, and continue to give the ...
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How should we handle the different traditions of Buddhism in our answers?

Theravada Mahayana (Zen, Tibetan, Pure Land... all three very different from each other!) Vajrayana Since Shakyamuni's awakening, buddhism has evolved in many different ways throughout Asia. Each of ...
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Should we flag up which Buddhist tradition we practice with?

Just a thought / random idea. One of the interesting things about the site is that people from different traditions all contribute to the site. Hopefully it will continue and grow. When I am reading ...
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Theravada and Mahayana

I just need you to make your attention regarding these two concepts in Buddhism. I think there maybe risk to have a conflict when someone asking a question regarding Thervada and what if someone ...