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Dhamma Wiki

The source for Buddhist information

The official encyclopedia of The Dhamma website, a Buddhist encyclopedia. All traditions are welcome, but this encyclopedia primarily focuses on the foundation teachings of early Buddhism, i.e., Theravada. Anyone may suggest an article. E-mail david(at)TheDhamma(dot)com for any ideas you have for an article and it will be reviewed and may be added. All articles must first be e-mailed to avoid automatic bot vandalism (which has occurred in the past).
Dr. David N. Snyder established The Dhamma Encyclopedia on October 1, 2008. See other milestones.


Dhamma Wiki is the largest Theravada Buddhist encyclopedia.

10,542 articles so far and counting.

New to learning, studying about Buddhism? Start with: The Four Noble Truths or The Noble Eightfold Middle Path or the Introduction to Buddhism category below. Or if you already know the basics, browse the categories below, do a search, or see the most popular pages.

Looking for interesting Buddhist facts and stats? See: List of Buddhist Records and Trivia

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To discuss any of the articles, go to the Dhamma discussion forum, sister website of The Dhamma Encyclopedia at: DhammaWheel.com.

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