Macmillan Encyclopedia of Buddhism

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Macmillan Encyclopedia of Buddhism refers to the Encyclopedia of Buddhism, editor-in-chief Robert E. Buswell, published by MacMillan Reference USA.

From the Preface:

The Encyclopedia of Buddhism is one of the first major reference tools to appear in any Western language that seeks to document the range and depth of the Buddhist tradition in its many manifestations. In addition to feature entries on the history and impact of Buddhism in different cultural regions and national traditions, the work also covers major doctrines, texts, people, and schools of the religion, as well as practical aspects of Buddhist meditation, liturgy, and lay training. Although the target audience is the nonspecialist reader, even serious students of the tradition should find much of benefit in the more than four hundred entries.[1]

The full text is available online at


  1. Buswell 2004, Preface.