Theravāda (Pali, literally „school of the elder monks“) is a branch of Buddhism that uses the teaching of the Pāli Canon, a collection of the oldest recorded Buddhist texts, as its doctrinal core, but also includes a rich diversity of traditions and practices that have developed over its long history of interactions with various cultures and communities. It is the dominant form of religion in Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Burma, and is practiced by minority groups in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal and China. In addition, the diaspora of all of these groups as well as converts around the world practice Theravāda Buddhism.
11. februára 2016
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