1. [ noun ] (religion,Buddhism) a major school of Buddhism teaching social concern and universal salvation; China; Japan; Tibet; Nepal; Korea; Mongolia
Related terms: Buddhism Lamaism Mahayanist
2. [ noun ] (religion,Buddhism) one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone; the dominant religion of China and Tibet and Japan
Synonyms: mahayana_buddhism
Related terms: Buddhism yogacara
Similar spelling:   mahan