Friday, 26 September 2014

Sutras and Canons, Barbara O'Brien, your Guide to Buddhism

From Barbara O'Brien, your Guide to Buddhism
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
 The Chinese Canon is a vast treasury of Mahayana Buddhist sutras, commentaries, and lots of other stuff.
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The Tibetan Canon
 The Tibetan Buddhist scriptural canon is in two parts, called the Kangyur and the Tengyur. Here is a basic introduction.
Search Related Topics:  sutras  tibetan buddhism  vinaya
The Pali Canon
The Pali Canon preserves some of the earliest scriptures of Buddhism .
Search Related Topics:  tripitaka  sutra  buddhist councils
Chinese Mahayana Sutras
 There are myriad Mahayana sutras associated with the so-called Chinese Canon of Mahayana Buddhist scripture. Here is an introduction to the Chinese Mahayana sutras.
Search Related Topics:  sutra  mahayana  buddhism history

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