|Beginning of Theravada|
|Development of Theravada|
|Theravada Monks of Nepal|
|Source of Life History of the Monks|
|The Present Monks|
|Presently Most Active Monks and Nuns|
|The Theravada Centres|
|An Exemplary formation of a Centre|
|Feature of a Centre|
|Chronology of the Centres|
|Depiction of the Ceremony|
|The Effect of Ceremonies|
|Theravada Rituala at Present|
Nepal has high profile in world Buddhism. It is not only being the native country of Buddha but also is the region where Buddhism has been strong throughout the history since its inception. Buddhism is still playing a significant role in the everyday life of Nepalese people. Nepalese are proud to be citizens of the Buddha's native country. Buddha's teachings have deep effect in Nepalese history, culture and politics. Existence of Buddhism is s ...
Nepalese Mahayanists prefer Sukhavati to Nibbana. Sukhavati is the paradise where mystic Amitabha Buddha resides. Amitabha Buddha has unlimited life span. There is no darkness or night but day light is prevalent for always. This is the place where all celestial or mystic Buddhas and Bodisattvas stay. The mortal Buddhas also have been belived to be Rupakaya form of Amitabha. When they were in Kamadhatu their form was Nirmanakaya ...
We have little evidence to link the Buddhist history from the Asokan period to the Licchavi period of Nepal covering period of about six hundred years. But whatever little evidence we have on Kathmandu valley concerning its earliest period, it contains clear references of Buddhist religion.Prior to the appearance of epigraphic evidence, only pieces of legendary and chronicle evidence are available. These ...
We have noted that there are main two schoola of philosophty in Mahayana Buddhism. Madhyamika or Sunyatavada is the one of them should be discussed to understand the Mahayana philosophy in Nepal. Sunyata is not to be taken in the sense of nastitva (nihilism) or abhava (absence of something). It is equal with the pratityasamutpada. There is a famous motto by Nagarjuna:Yah pratiyasamutpadah sunyatam tam pra ...