Tag Archives: Sanskrit

Mahāsaṅghika—the Earliest Vinaya?

The search goes on for some­thing that we can iden­tify as the ear­li­est Vinaya, the prin­ci­ples of monas­tic con­duct that have set the stan­dard for Buddhist monas­tics from the Buddha un­til now. For schol­ars this is part of the enig­mat­i­cally mean­ing­ful need to search for the ori­gins of things. For my­self as a prac­tic­ing monk, […]

Bhikkhuni Vinaya Studies

Although his­tor­i­cally mar­gin­al­ized, Buddhist nuns are tak­ing their place in mod­ern Buddhism. Like the monks, Buddhist nuns live by an an­cient sys­tem of monas­tic law, the Vinaya. This work in­ves­ti­gates var­i­ous ar­eas of un­cer­tainty and con­tro­versy in how the Vinaya is to be un­der­stood and ap­plied to­day.

It’s Time

It’s time. We need a new par­a­digm. For 2500 years Buddhism has been con­stantly chang­ing, adapt­ing, evolv­ing; yet the myths of the schools in­sist that the Dhamma re­mains the same.

What the Buddha Really Taught

Through care­ful at­ten­tion to the ear­li­est Buddhist teach­ings, pre­served in scrip­tures in Pali, Chinese, Tibetan, and Sanskrit, we can not only come closer to the Buddha’s orig­i­nal mes­sage, but can dis­cern the teach­ings shared among all Buddhist tra­di­tions.