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  What is Theravada Buddhism?
Theravada (pronounced — more or less — "terra-VAH-dah"), the "Doctrine of the Elders," is the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the Tipitaka, or Pali canon, which scholars generally agree contains the earliest surviving record of the Buddha's teachings.
The language of the Theravada canonical texts is Pali (lit., "text"), which is based on a dialect of Middle Indo-Aryan that was probably spoken in central India during the Buddha's time.
Until the late 19th century, the teachings of Theravada were little known outside of southern Asia, where they had flourished for some two and one-half millennia.
www.accesstoinsight.org /lib/authors/bullitt/theravada.html   (3177 words)

 Theravada Buddhism in Bristol - Home
The centre is dedicated to providing access to talks on Theravada Buddhism and instruction on meditation for those living in Bristol and the South West.
Theravada is one of the oldest schools of Buddhism and draws its scriptural inspiration from the original teachings of the Buddha.
Theravada Buddhism has begun to take root in the West.
www.theravadabuddhisminbristol.org   (413 words)

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