Yogācāra

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Sanskrit School

Yogācāra

Yoga-Practice School
योगाचार
རྣལ་འབྱོར་སྤྱོད་པ་
瑜伽行派

Basic Meaning

Along with Madhyamaka, it was one of the two major philosophical schools of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Founded by Asaṅga and Vasubandhu in the C. 4th Century, many of its central tenets have roots in the Saṃdhinirmocanasūtra and the so-called Third Turning of the Dharma-Wheel (See tridharmacakrapravartana).

Associated People

Asaṅga
4th century
Vasubandhu
4th-5th century
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Term Variations
Key Term Yogācāra
Topic Variation Yogācāra
Tibetan རྣལ་འབྱོར་སྤྱོད་པ་  ( naljor chöpa)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration rnal 'byor spyod pa  ( naljor chöpa)
Devanagari Sanskrit योगाचार
Romanized Sanskrit Yogācāra
Chinese 瑜伽行派
Chinese Pinyin Yuqiexing pai
Japanese 瑜伽行
Japanese Transliteration Yugagyō
Buddha-nature Site Standard English Yoga-Practice School
Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term Yoga Practice (Practitioner)
Richard Barron's English Term Yogic Practitioners
Ives Waldo's English Term one who practices yoga
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning Along with Madhyamaka, it was one of the two major philosophical schools of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Founded by Asaṅga and Vasubandhu in the C. 4th Century, many of its central tenets have roots in the Saṃdhinirmocanasūtra and the so-called Third Turning of the Dharma-Wheel (See tridharmacakrapravartana).
Term Type School
Definitions
Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism In Sanskrit, “Practice of Yoga” ; one of the two major Mahāyāna philosophical schools (along with Madhyamaka) in India, known especially for its doctrines of “mind-only” (cittamātra) or “representation-only” (vijñaptimātratā), the trisvabhāva, and the ālayavijñāna. In addition, much of the exposition of the structure of the Mahāyāna path (mārga) and of the Mahāyāna ABHIDHARMA derives from this school. The texts of the school were widely influential in Tibet and East Asia. See pp. 1033-1034.