Template:Buddhism

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Buddhism
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History of Buddhism

Timeline of Buddhism
Buddhist councils

Foundations

Four Noble Truths
Noble Eightfold Path
Buddhist Precepts
Nirvāṇa · Three Jewels

Key Concepts

Three marks of existence
Skandha · Cosmology
Saṃsāra · Rebirth · Dharma
Dependent Origination · Karma

Major Figures

Gautama Buddha
Disciples · Later Buddhists

Practices and Attainment

Buddhahood · Bodhisattva
Four Stages of Enlightenment
Paramitas · Meditation · Laity

Regions

Southeast Asia · East Asia
India · Sri Lanka · Tibet
Bhutan · Western Countries

Branches

Theravāda · Mahāyāna
Vajrayāna · Early schools
Pre-sectarian Buddhism

Texts

Pali Canon · Mahayana Sutras
Tibetan Canon

Comparative Studies
Culture · List of topics

Template:Buddhism categorizes major Wikipedia articles on Buddhism into a sidebar.

Usage

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The latter method (including the "terse" parameter) is recommended for stubs and other short articles. Alternately, one could use the "footer" version of this template:

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Color scheme

The color scheme of this page is based on the varied colors of monastic robes including:

  • the burgundy robes with yellow highlights of Tibetan monastics
  • the black, Confucian, robes of Zen monastics, and Shin ministers
  • the saffron/ochre robes of Theravada monastics
  • the white robes of postulants and lay devotees

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