This glossary contains an alphabetical list of Buddhist terms that you may find on this website. The glossary includes English, Sanskrit and Tibetan terms. The list of terms is expanding and new listings are added regularly. Search for the term you want by entering it in the search box, or browse through the listing by clicking on the letters below.

pratimoksha vows (Skt)

The various levels of individual liberation vows for lay and ordained, including the five lay vows (Tib: ge-nyen) and the novice vows and full ordination that monks and nuns take.