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Abhiseka Ceremony (潅頂) kanjo

-see water rite

Age of the Final Dharma (末法) mappo

-see Three Ages of the Dharma

Amida Buddha (阿弥陀仏) Amida butsu

"Amida Buddha, Homage to" (南無阿弥陀仏) Namu Amida Butsu

Amida Sutra [smaller Sutra of Immeasurable Life ] (阿弥陀経) amida-kyo

-see Three Sutras of the Pure Land

amulet (お守り) omamori, literally to "guard" or "protect"

Ananda (阿難) Anan

ancestral ceremony (施餓鬼) Segaki

Anniversary Service (年回法要) nenkai-hoyo

Anraku (安楽)

anti-Buddhist movement (廃仏希釈) haibutsu kishaku

assistant priests (式衆) shikishu

Auxiliary Practices (助業) jogo

bell, large ceremonial (大鑿) daikin

bell, small ceremonial (引鑿) inkin

bell, temple (洪鐘) kosho

bell tower (鐘楼) shoro

Birth [in the Pure Land] (往生) ojo

Bliss or Reward Body [skt. sambhogakaya] (報身) hojin

-see Three Bodies

bodhisattva (菩薩) bosatsu

Body/Bodies, Three (三身) sanjin

-see Three Bodies

Buddha's Enlightenment [Dec. 8] (成道会) jodoe

Buddha's Memorial Day [Feb. 15] (涅槃会) nehan-e

Buddha's Birthday [Apr. 8] (花まo) hanamatsuri

capability of people (機根) kikon

ceremony leader (導師) doshi

ceremonial bell, large (大鑿) daikin

ceremonial bell, small (引鑿) inkin

ceremonial fan (中啓) chukei

ceremonial rosary (荘厳数珠) shogon-juzu

ceremonial socks (足袋) tabi

ceremonial materials (法具) hogu

chant leader (維郡) ina

Chanting of the Buddhas' Names (仏名会) butsumyoe

chief priest (住職) jhoku

Chinzei school (鎮西派) chinzei-ha 

Chion-in (知恩院)

Chosai (長西)

Collection on the Essentials for Birth (往生要集) ojoyoshu

colored robe (法衣) koromo

Commentary on the Meditation Sutra (観無量寿経疏) kammuryoju-kyosho

convocation (宣疏) sensho

daily service (日常勤行) nichijo gongyo

Death Guidance (枕経) makura-gyo, literally "pillow sutra"

deceased ancestors (仏様) hotoke-sama , literally "venerable buddhas"

dependent co-origination [skt. pratitya-samutpada] (縁起) engi

desacralizing ceremony (撥遣式) hakken-shiki

Dharma Body [skt. dharmakaya] (法身) hosshin

-see Three Bodies

dharma name (戒名) kaimyo

Dharmakara Bodhisattva (法蔵菩薩) Hozo bosatsu

Different Good Practices (異類の助業) irui-no-jogo

Difficult Path (難行道) nangyodo

Dogen (道元)

Donran [ch. T'an-luan] (曇鸞)

Doshaku [ch.Tao-ch'o ] (道綽)

Dream of Zendo (二祖対面) nisotaimen

Easy Path (易行道) igyodo

ecclesiastical rank (僧階) sokai

Eighteenth Original Vow (十八願) juhachigan

Eightfold Path, Noble [skt. aryastangika-marga] (八正道) hasshodo

Eiku (叡空)

enshrinement (開眼) kaigen

equinoctial memorial service (彼岸) Higan, literally "the other shore"

Established Mind (安心) anjin

-see Three Minds

evening service (逮夜) taiya

Exclusive Nembutsu (専修念仏) senju-nembutsu

-see Single-Minded Recitation of the Nembutsu

Extended Rites (永代供養) eitai-kuyo, literally "eternal services"

family temple registration system (檀家制度) dankaseido

fan, ceremonial (中啓) chukei

Farewell Rite (告別式) kokubetsu-shiki

Firm Establishment of Faith (決定往生心) ketsujo-ojoshin

five grievous sins (五逆罪) gogyakuzai

Fivefold Transmission Retreat (五重相伝会) gojusoden-e

Founder's Day; Honen's Birthday [Apr. 7] (宗祖降誕会) shusokotan-e

Four Noble Truths (四諦) shitai

Fujaku (普寂)

funeral (葬儀) sogi

funeral donation (香典) koden

gassho (合掌)

Gateway of the Holy Path (聖道門) shodomon

Gateway of the Pure Land (浄土門) jodo-mon

General Form of the Nembutsu (総の念仏) sono-nembutsu 

Genko (源光)

Genchi (源智)

Genshin (源信)

gong () nyo

grave stone () haka

ground breaking ceremony (地鎮式) jichin-shiki

Handprint for Transmission of the Nembutsu to Future Generations (末代念仏授手印) matsudai nembutsu jushu-in

home altar (仏壇) butsudan

"Homage to Amida Buddha" (南無阿弥陀仏 ) Namu Amida Butsu

Honen Shonin (法然上人) Honen Shonin

Honen's Birthday [Apr. 7] (宗祖降誕会) shsookotan-e

-see Founder's Day

Honen's Memorial Day [Jan. 25] (御忌) gyoki

hungry ghost (餓鬼) gaki

ignorant, deluded person (凡夫) bonpu

immolation ceremony (浄焚式) jobon-shiki

inauguration of a chief priest (晋山式) shinzan-shiki

incense burner (香炉) koro

incense offering (焼香) shoko

incense, stick (線香) senko

intermediate stage between birth and death (中陰) chu-in

Chu-in Services (中陰供養) chu-in-kuyo

invocation (表白) hyobyaku

Ippen (一遍)

itinerant or mendicant () hijiri

nembutsu- (念仏聖) nembutsu-hijiri

Ji Sect (時宗 ) ji-shu

Juren (住蓮)

Kachio-dera (勝尾寺)

Kannon Bodhisattva (観音菩薩) Kannon bosatsu

Karoku Persecution (嘉禄の法難) karoku-no-honan

Kenni (顕意)

Koen (皇円)

Komyokai movement (光明会) komyokai

Kosai (幸西)

Kumarajiva (鳩魔羅什) Kumaraju

Kyoseikai movement (共生会) kyosei-kai

Kyoshu (敬首)

lotus petals, paper (散華) sanka

lotus plate (華籠) keko

main hall (本堂) hondo

main image (本尊) honzon

Manifested Body [skt. nirmanakaya] (応身) ojin

-see Three Bodies

materials, ceremonial (法具) hogu

meal offering (霊膳) reizen

Meditation Sutra (観無量寿経) kammuryoju-kyo

-see Three Sutras of the Pure Land

memorial hall (納骨堂) nokotsudo

memorial service or veneration (供養) kuyo

-see Veneration

memorial tablet (位牌) ihai

memorial tablet platform (位牌壇) ihaidan

mendicant or itinerant () hijiri

nembutsu- (念仏聖) nembutsu-hijiri

Mind which Dedicates One's Merit to the Pure Land with the Resolution to Be Born There (廻向発願心) ekohotsuganshin

-see Three Minds

Minds, Three (三心) sanjin

-see Three Minds

Miscellaneous Practices (雑行) zogyo

nembutsu (念仏)

Exclusive- ; Single-Minded Recitation of the- (専修念仏) senju-nembutsu

General Form of the- (総の念仏) sono-nembutsu 

-mendicant or itinerant (念仏聖) nembutsu-hijiri

-Samadhi (念仏三昧) nembutsu-zammai [mental absorption in the nembutsu]

Special- (別時念仏) betsuji-nembutsu

Specific- (別の念仏 ) betsu-no-nembutsu

New Year's Eve bells (除夜の鐘) joya-no-kane

New Year Practice (修正会) shushoe

Nichiren (日蓮)

nirvana (涅槃) nehan

Noble Eightfold Path [skt. aryastangika-marga] (八正道) hasshodo

Not-self [skt. anatman] (無我) muga

offering (供物) kumotsu

one million nembutsu rosary (百万遍数珠) hyakumanben-juzu

One Page Document (一枚起請文) ichimai-kishomon

ordination ceremony (得度式) tokudo-shiki

Original Vow (本願) hongan

Original Vow, Eighteenth (十八願) juhachi-gan

Other Power (他力) tariki

paper lotus petals (散華) sanka

Passages on the Selection of the Nembutsu in the Original Vow (選択本願念仏集 [選択集]) senchaku hongan nembutsu-shu [senchaku-shu]

Poisons, Three [of greed, anger and delusion] (三毒) sandoku

preaching rank (教階) kyokai

precepts (戒律) kairitsu

Precepts movement (興律派) koritsu-ha

"Pre-emptive Funeral" Sermons (逆修説法) gyakushu-seppo

priest (お坊さん/僧侶) obosan/soryo

priests, assistant (式衆) shikishu

Profound Mind (深心) jinshin

-see Three Minds

prostration (礼拝) raihai

Pure Land Sect (浄土宗 ) jodo-shu

Pure Land Sect, True (浄土真宗) jodoshin-shu

rainy season retreat (安居) ango

Reitan (霊潭)

Renunciation movement (捨世派) shasei-ha

Reply to a Disciple (一紙小消息) isshi-koshosoku

Retreat, Fivefold Transmission (五重相伝会) goju-soden-e

Reward or Bliss Body [skt. sambhogakaya] (報身) hojin

Right Practices (正行) shogyo

Rightly Established Practice (正定之業) shojono-go

ritual purification (洒水) shasui

robe (袈裟) kesa

robe, colored (法衣) koromo

rosary (数珠) juzu

ceremonial- (荘厳数珠) shogon-juzu

one million nembutsu- (百万遍数珠) hyakumanben-juzu

Ryochu (良忠)

Ryukan (隆寛)

Ryushin (立信)

scholastic rank (学階) gakkai

Seishi Bodhisattva (勢至菩薩) Seishi-bosatsu

Seizan school (西山派) seizan-ha

Selection and Rejection (選択) senchaku

Self Power (自力) jiriki

Seven Article Pledge (七箇条起請文) shichikajo kishomon

Shakyamuni Buddha (釈迦牟尼仏 ) Shakamuni-butsu

Shariputra (舎利弗) Sharihotsu

Shingon Sect (真言宗) shingon-shu

Shinran (親鸞)

Shiio Benkyo(椎尾弁匡)

Shogei (聖冏)

Shoko [Bencho] (聖光 [弁長])

Shoku (証空)

Shonen (称念)

Shoso (聖聡)

Shotatsu (聖達)

Single-Minded Recitation of the Nembutsu (専修念仏) senju-nembutsu

-see Exclusive Nembutsu

Single Recitation doctrine (一念義) ichinen-gi

Sins, Five Grievous (五逆罪) gogyakuzai

socks, ceremonial (足袋) tabi

Sonsho(尊照)

Special Nembutsu (別時念仏) betsuji-nembutsu

Specific Nembutsu (別の念仏) betsu-no-nembutsu

stick incense (線香) senko

study room (書院) sho-in

Suchness [skt. tathata] (真如) shinnyo

summer memorial services (盂蘭盆) Urabon; Obon; Bon

sutra (経本) kyohon

Sutra Copying (写経) sha-kyo

Sutra of Immeasurable Life (無量寿経) muryoju-kyo

-see Three Sutras of the Pure Land

sutra table (経机) kyozukue

table of food offerings (精霊棚) shoryodana

taking the precepts (授戒会) jukai-e

taking refuge in the Triple Gem (帰敬式) kikyoshiki

Tanzei (弾誓)

A Teaching to the Western Land (西方指南抄) saihoshinan-sho

temple (お寺/寺院) otera/ji-in

temple bell (洪鐘) kosho

temple family(寺族) jizoku

temple family's quarters (庫裡) kuri

Tendai Sect (天台宗) tendai-shu

Ten Night Chanting (十夜会) juya-e

Three Ages of the Dharma (正像末) shozomatsu

Age of the Right Dharma (正法) shobo

Age of the Semblance Dharma (像法) zoho

Age of the Final Dharma (末法) mappo

Three Bodies (三身) sanjin

Dharma Body [skt. dharmakaya] (法身) hosshin

Bliss Body; Reward Body [skt. sambhogakaya] (報身) hojin

Manifested Body [skt. nirmanakaya] (応身) ojin

Three Minds (三心) sanjin

Utterly Sincere Mind (至誠心) shijoshin

Profound Mind (深心) jinshin

Mind which Dedicates One's Merit to the Pure Land with the Resolution to Be Born There (廻向発願心) ekohotsuganshin

Three Poisons [of greed, anger and delusion] (三毒) sandoku

Three Sutras of the Pure Land (浄土三部経) jodosanbu-kyo

Sutra of Immeasurable Life (無量寿経) muryoju-kyo

Meditation Sutra (観無量寿経) kammuryoju-kyo

Amida Sutra [smaller Sutra of Immeasurable Life ] (阿弥陀経) amida-kyo

Tokuhon (徳本)

tonsure (剃度) teido

torches of transmigration (下炬) ako

Tranquil Light doctrine (寂光浄土義) jakkojodo-gi 

True Pure Land Sect (浄土真宗) jodoshin-shu

the True Teaching, Practice, and Realization of the Pure Land Way (教行信證) kyogyoshinsho

Truths, Four Noble [skt. catvary aryasatyani] (四諦) shitai

Tsuizen Service (追善供養) tsuizen-kuyo

Urabon chanting (棚経) tanagyo

Utterly Sincere Mind (至誠心) shijoshin

-see Three Minds

Various Practices Corresponding to the Original Vow doctrine (諸行本願義) shogyo hongan-gi

veneration or memorial service (供養) kuyo

wake (通夜) otsuya

water rite [Abhiseka Ceremony] (潅頂) kanjo

whisk (払子) hossu

witnessing guidance (引導) indo

wood chanting blocks (割笏) kaishaku

wooden fish block (木魚) mokugyo

Yamazaki Bennei (山崎弁栄)

Zendo [ch.Shan-tao] (善導)

Zojo-ji (増上寺)

Zonno (存応)