This glossary contains an alphabetical list of Buddhist terms that you may find on this website. Many of the terms now include phoneticized Sanskrit (Skt) as well as two forms of Tibetan—the phonetic version (Tib), which is a guide to pronunciation, and transliteration using the Wylie method (Wyl). Search for the term you want by entering it in the search box or browse through the listing by clicking on the letters below.

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cessation with residue

sopadhishesha-nirvana (Skt); lhag chä pä nya ngen lä dä pa (Tib); lhag bcas pa’i mya ngan las ’das pa (Wyl)

The attainment of nirvana while still in a contaminated body, hence “with residue” or “with remainder.” One of the three types of nirvana, or liberation. See also cessation without residue and non-abiding nirvana.