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Key Term Yogācāra
Hover Popup Choices Yogācāra; Yogachara; rnal 'byor spyod pa
Featured People AsaṅgaVasubandhu
In Tibetan Script རྣལ་འབྱོར་སྤྱོད་པ་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration rnal 'byor spyod pa
Devanagari Sanskrit Script योगाचार
Romanized Sanskrit Yogācāra
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering naljor chöpa
Chinese Script 瑜伽行派
Chinese Pinyin Yuqiexing pai
Japanese Script 瑜伽行
Japanese Transliteration Yugagyō
English Standard 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 Type School
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 around the fourth century CE, many of its central tenets have roots in the Saṃdhinirmocanasūtra and the so-called third turning of the dharma wheel (see tridharmacakrapravartana).
Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism See pp. 1033–34. 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.