Glossary of Buddhist Terms

"Through studying many Buddhist texts we may become a renowned scholar; but if we do not put Buddha's teachings into practice, our understanding of Buddha's teachings will remain hollow, with no power to solve our own or others' problems." -Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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Where any of the terms in the glossary are explained extensively Geshe Kelsang's other books, this is indicated in the glossary entry. Select a letters from the list below to find terms.

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