Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

36. What is the Role of Preaching in Buddhism?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Mahinda Deegalle [+-]
Bath Spa University
Mahinda Deegalle is Professor of Religions, Philosophies and Ethics, Bath Spa University, UK. He publishes primarily on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and his research concentrates on Buddhism, Conflict, Violence, and the Ethics of War.

Description

Preaching was an ancient method of teaching within Buddhism. The Buddha himself used and displayed abundant skill in preaching his message effectively. Yet, after two and a half millennia, preaching remains vital in Buddhism, making Buddhism one of the most significant Asian contributions to human civilization, holding the attention of large gatherings, influencing their thought and practice, and taking a prominent place in ritual and festivals.

Notify A Colleague

Citation

Deegalle, Mahinda. 36. What is the Role of Preaching in Buddhism?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 176-179 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40775. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40775. Nov 2021

Dublin Core Metadata