Schools of Buddhism

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The schools of Buddhism are the various institutional and doctrinal divisions of Buddhism that have existed from ancient times up to the present.wikipedia
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Buddhist philosophy

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The classification and nature of various doctrinal, philosophical or cultural facets of the schools of Buddhism is vague and has been interpreted in many different ways, often due to the sheer number (perhaps thousands) of different sects, subsects, movements, etc. that have made up or currently make up the whole of Buddhist traditions.
Buddhist philosophy refers to the philosophical investigations and systems of inquiry that developed among various Buddhist schools in India following the parinirvana (i.e. death) of the Buddha and later spread throughout Asia.

Buddhism

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The schools of Buddhism are the various institutional and doctrinal divisions of Buddhism that have existed from ancient times up to the present.
Buddhist schools vary in their interpretation of the path to liberation, the relative importance and canonicity assigned to the various Buddhist texts, and their specific teachings and practices.

Zen

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Zen (undefined; 禅; 선; Thiền) is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the Tang dynasty, then known as the Chan School (Chánzong 禪宗) and later developed into various schools.

Sri Lanka

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Succeeding kingdoms of Sri Lanka would maintain many Buddhist schools and monasteries and support the propagation of Buddhism into other countries in Southeast Asia.

East Asian Buddhism

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East Asian forms of Buddhism all derive from sinicized Buddhist schools that developed between the Han dynasty (when Buddhism was first introduced from Central Asia) and the Song dynasty, and therefore they are influenced by Chinese culture and philosophy.

Vajra

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In Buddhism the vajra is the symbol of Vajrayana, one of the three major branches of Buddhism.

Newar Buddhism

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As a result, Newar Buddhism seems to preserve some aspects of Indian Buddhism that were not preserved in schools of Buddhism elsewhere.

Plum Village Tradition

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The Plum Village Tradition is a school of Buddhism named after the Plum Village Monastery in France, the first monastic practice center founded by Thích Nhất Hạnh.

Mahayana

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From a largely English-language standpoint, and to some extent in most of Western academia, Buddhism is separated into two groups at its foundation: Theravāda, literally "the Teaching of the Elders" or "the Ancient Teaching," and Mahāyāna, literally the "Great Vehicle."

Vinaya

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There are three main traditions of monastic law (Vinaya) each corresponding to the categories outlined above:

Theravada

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From a largely English-language standpoint, and to some extent in most of Western academia, Buddhism is separated into two groups at its foundation: Theravāda, literally "the Teaching of the Elders" or "the Ancient Teaching," and Mahāyāna, literally the "Great Vehicle."

Early Buddhist schools

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Tibetan Buddhism

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Dharmaguptaka

DharmaguptaDharmaguptaka VinayaAbhiniṣkramaṇa Sūtra
│ └ Dharmaguptaka──────

Sthavira nikāya

SthaviraSthavirasSthaviravāda
Sthaviravāda─┬─ Haimavata────────────────────────────────────────────

Dalit Buddhist movement

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It radically re-interpreted Buddhism and created a new school of Buddhism called Navayana.

Sautrāntika

SautrantikaSautrantikasSautrāntikas
└ Sautrāntika──────────────────────

Mahīśāsaka

MahisasakaMahīśasaka
├ Mahīśāsaka─┬─────────────────────

Pudgalavada

SaṃmitīyaPudgalavādaVatsīputrīya
├ Vatsīputrīya ─┬────────────────────

Mahāsāṃghika

MahasamghikaMahasanghikaMahasamghikas
Mahasanghika─┬──────────────────────┬─────

Prajñaptivāda

Prajñaptivādinsmere names (''prajnapti'')Prajñaptivadins
└ Prajñaptivāda

Ekavyāvahārika

EkavyahārikasEkavyahārakaEkavyavaharika
├ Ekavyahārika ├ Caitika

Kukkuṭika

GokulikaGolulakaGolulika
├ Kaukkutika └ Uttaraśaila
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