History of Chinese Buddhism

History of Chinese Buddhism

Leshan Giant Buddha Buddhism is China’s oldest foreign religion. It merged with native Daoism and folk religion. Modern Chinese Buddhists are generally also Taoists. Ancient Hindu Buddhism taught by Buddha involved reaching Enlightenment through meditation…

History of Chan Buddhism

History of Chan Buddhism

A long time ago in India, the Buddha, resolute to solve the problem of human suffering, realized Enlightenment while practicing Zen meditation under a tree. He realized intuitively that even if we possess everything we desire, we still are often unsatisfied…

History of Buddhism in Turkey

History of Buddhism in Turkey

According to popular beliefs, Buddhism in China extended its sway during the Han Dynasty. The religion had foothold in the north and northwest China well before the Hans conquered the area. A fresco at Gansu’s Mogao Caves depicts Emperor Wu paying obeisance…

History of Buddhism in the West

History of Buddhism in the West

Shakyamuni Buddha lived in India more than 2, 500 years ago. Yet the influence of his life and his teachings continues today in multitudes of ways. There are an estimated 1.2 billion Buddhists worldwide, and perhaps 6 million in the U.S. alone. Over the…

History of Buddhism for Kids

History of Buddhism for Kids

In Zen Buddhist traditions (but nobody really knows), the first Zen Buddhist was a Brahman man called Bodhidharma. According to these stories, Bodhidharma came to China from India about 425 AD. Possibly Bodhidharma was fleeing the Guptan kings, who were…

History Channel Buddhism

History Channel Buddhism

Quiz ANSWERS - Life of the Buddha : QUIZ : Mingkok : Buddhistdoor

History between Hinduism and Buddhism

History between Hinduism and Buddhism

A short history of eastern religion and the development of Hindu and Buddhist scriptures. Three major river systems pass through the northern plains of India. The warm climate, rich soil, and annual flooding all combined to make this region an attractive…

History and Pictures of Buddhism

History and Pictures of Buddhism

The fifth and fourth centuries B.C. were a time of worldwide intellectual ferment. It was an age of great thinkers, such as Socrates and Plato, Confucius and Laozi. In India, it was the age of the Buddha, after whose death a religion developed that eventually…

Chinese Buddhism history

Chinese Buddhism history

The following is an interview with Australian-based Estonian Buddhist monk and scholar Vello Vaartnou. It details an exciting project he has been working on since 2012 to develop the an online Wikipedia-style production which seeks to collect and curate…

Buddhism history

Buddhism history

During the last decades, Buddhism has also gained a significant presence outside Asia. With the number of adherents estimated to be almost 400 million people, Buddhism in our day has expanded worldwide, and it is no longer culturally specific. For many…

Buddhism history of religion

Buddhism history of religion

1. Buddhism Introduced to Japan Presentation of Korean Buddhist Materials Buddhism is considered to have been officially introduced to Japan in A.D. 538 when the ruler of Baekje, a Korean kingdom, presented a brilliant image of the Buddha along with scripture-scrolls…

Buddhism history for Kids

Buddhism history for Kids

Buddhism Arrives in China Buddhism was founded by an Indian prince who called himself the Buddha. The Buddha taught his people about what he called The Four Noble Truths and an Eightfold Path. He also taught the people to use meditation. More can be read…