One of the most
challenging parts of learning about Buddhism is making sense of the
riotous diversity of Buddhist scripture. This week's issue provides
an overview of Buddhist canons.
The Chinese Canon is a vast
treasury of Mahayana Buddhist sutras, commentaries, and lots of other
The Tibetan Buddhist
scriptural canon is in two parts, called the Kangyur and the Tengyur.
Here is a basic introduction.
The Pali Canon preserves some of
the earliest scriptures of Buddhism .
There are myriad Mahayana
sutras associated with the so-called Chinese Canon of Mahayana
Buddhist scripture. Here is an introduction to the Chinese Mahayana
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