Definition of Buddhism in English:



mass noun
  • A widespread Asian religion or philosophy, founded by Siddartha Gautama in north-eastern India in the 5th century BC.

    • ‘Place this religious psychology alongside Buddhism, with its fleeing of the world.’
    • ‘So we were very eager to practice Buddhism in such a way that we could bring it into society.’
    • ‘Zen is the common name for this branch of Buddhism in Japanese as well as in English.’
    • ‘Much of Kendo's philosophy is drawn from Zen and from Buddhism and from Shintoism.’
    • ‘This awakening is the crucial watershed in the Buddha's life and the key reference point for Buddhism.’
    • ‘For about a millennium after the death of the Buddha, Buddhism flourished in India.’
    • ‘Depending on the sect of Buddhism, the word bodhisattva has essentially two meanings.’
    • ‘She wrote about her adventures and what she learned about Buddhism and the mysteries of Tibet.’
    • ‘The practice of Dharma refers to following Buddhism's Eightfold Path to Enlightenment.’
    • ‘My own interest has been in the actual practice of Buddhism in Buddhist lands today.’
    • ‘This all changed when Hsiao gained a spiritual interest in Buddhism a decade ago.’
    • ‘The Qianlong Emperor surpassed his predecessors as a patron of Buddhism and Buddhist art.’
    • ‘The study of Buddhism over the past century or so has resembled the encounter of the blind men and the elephant in many ways.’
    • ‘The goal of Buddhism is nirvana, a transcendence of the confines of mind and body.’
    • ‘Falun Gong is a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism and meditation and breathing exercises.’
    • ‘This seems to be the point of convergence between Christianity and Buddhism.’
    • ‘He sees this balance most clearly in the Eastern religions, particularly Buddhism and Hinduism.’
    • ‘Since its beginnings, the Hindu religion in Bali has been closely related to Buddhism.’
    • ‘Ergo, Buddhism would have a western flavour in the west while keeping to the teachings of the Buddha.’
    • ‘Although Buddhism originated in India it now flourishes predominantly in other parts of Asia.’