"No self"; the doctrine that there is no soul or permanent essence in people and things.
This term means impermanence, constant change.
"Enlightenment being"; in Mahayana, a person of deep compassion, especially one who does not enter nirvana, but is constantly reborn to help others; a heavenly being of compassion.
This term means sorrow, misery, suffering.
The release from suffering and rebirth that brings inner peace.
The community of monks and nuns; lowercased, this term refers to an individual monastic community.
A sacred text, especially one said to record the words of the Buddha.
The three "baskets," or collections, of Buddhist texts.
A shrine, usually in the shape of a dome, used to mark Buddhist relics of sacred sites.