The Ekavyahāraka school of Buddhism split from the Mahāsaṃghikas during the reign of Aśoka.
The Ekavyahārikas emphasized the transcendence of the Buddha, asserting that he was eternally enlightened and essentially non-physical.
The Lokottaravāda may be an offshoot of the Ekavyahārikas.
- Early Buddhist schools
- Nikaya Buddhism
- Schools of Buddhism