05/02/2010 17:42 (GMT+7)
During the Summer of 1996, I visited Vietnam to conduct research for my doctoral dissertation. AT that time, I met a number of monks including Thich Nguyen Tang who is in the process of writing a book about Buddhism throughout the world and also contributes articles on "Buddhism around the World" to the Buddhist journal, Giac Ngo.
05/02/2010 17:42 (GMT+7)
During the 1st century CE. It came from the west, from Central Asia, with merchants and Central Asian Buddhists. Unlike South-east Asia and Tibet, it was not to function as the vehicle for higher culture, since China had already acquired a high degree of literate civilization.

05/02/2010 17:42 (GMT+7)
There are 5,2 million citizens (25,000 from Asia). Denmark has a royal family, and Queen Margrethe is the head of our monarchy. She is married to prince Henrik from France, and they have two sons. The youngests, prices Joachin, recently married a woman from Hong Kong, while the oldest, price Frederik still is unmarried.
05/02/2010 17:42 (GMT+7)
Buddhism is a faith wholly different from Shinto. The goal of the Buddhist disciple is interior enlightenment, as experienced and subsequently taught by the Buddha in India. The kernel of the Buddha’s teaching is that the world as we ordinarily see it is unreal, insubstantial, and productive of suffering.

The Canon
06/02/2010 09:50 (GMT+7)
The Tripitaka [Sanskrit] [Pali: Tipitaka] is the Canon of the Buddhists, both Theravada and Mahayana. Thus it is possible to speak of several Canons such as the Sthaviravada, Sarvastivada and Mahayana as well as in term of languages like Pali, Chinese and Tibetan. The word is used basically to refer to the literature, the authorship of which is directly or indirectly ascribed to the Buddha himself.
The History of Buddhism
06/02/2010 09:41 (GMT+7)
Soon after Buddha's death or parinirvana, five hundred monks met at the first council at Rajagrha, under the leadership of Kashyapa.  Upali recited the monastic code (Vinaya) as he remembered it.  Ananda, Buddha's cousin, friend, and favorite disciple -- and a man of prodigious memory! -- recited Buddha's lessons (the Sutras).

Contemporary China’s Mahāyāna Buddhist Sangha Education
11/02/2010 10:40 (GMT+7)
Buddhism originates from ancient India — one of four ancient regions with great human civilizations.  Sakyamuni Buddha founded a religious-system from his great practices almost 2,600 years ago - through boundless epochs; currently, his system remains as one of the three major religious beliefs in the world.
Early Guge Kingdom relics found on Sino-India border
11/02/2010 10:35 (GMT+7)
Accroding to China Tibet Information Center report, Chinese archaeologists have found Buddhist relics belonging to the early Guge Kingdom of the 11th century in the Cazi Valley on the Chinese side along the Sino-India border.

Buddhist art reflects Han, Tibetan cultural blend
11/02/2010 10:34 (GMT+7)
Accroding to China Tibet Information Center report, the newly-published book titled "The Collection of Gilt Bronze Buddha Statues of the Han and Tibetan Buddhism" reflects the blend and interaction of the Han and Tibetan cultures.
The Buddhist Calendar
11/02/2010 10:31 (GMT+7)
National festivals–Festivals in honour of celestial beings–In honour of the Buddhas and Bodhisattwas–In honour of characters in Chinese Buddhist history–Supplemental anniversaries–Singhalese Buddhists keep a different day for Buddha's birthday–In the T‘ang dynasty Hindoo astronomers reformed the calendar–Gaudamsiddha–The week of India and Babylon known to the Chinese–Word mit for Sunday–Peacock Sutra–The Hindoo Rahu and Ketu.

Chinese Buddhism: a Brief Hisotory
11/02/2010 10:30 (GMT+7)
Buddhism first began to filter down into China from Central Asia around the turn of the Common Era, brought primarily down the Silk Road by merchants, envoys, monks and other travellers. Initial progress, through to the end of the Han dynasty in the third century CE was slow due to a number of important factors standing in the way of its acceptance.
Venerable Master Taixu
11/02/2010 10:29 (GMT+7)
Venerable Master Taixu (1890-1947), Chinese Buddhist reformer, founder of the Wuchang Buddhist Institute and the Buddhist journal Haichaoyin, and active participant in various Buddhist movements., He advocated the reform and renewal of Buddhism in China.

The Grand Master Xuan Zang
11/02/2010 10:29 (GMT+7)
Xuanzang was born near Luoyang, Henan in 602? as Ch岢n Huī or Ch岢n Yī (陳 袆) and died 5th Feb. 664[1] in Yu Hua Gong (玉華宮). Xuanzang, whose lay name was Chen Hui, was born into a family noted for its erudition for generations. He was the youngest of four children.
What is Theravada Buddhism?
25/02/2010 04:55 (GMT+7)
Theravada (Pali: thera "elders" + vada "word, doctrine"), the "Doctrine of the Elders," is the name for the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the Pali Canon, or Tipitaka, which scholars generally accept as the oldest record of the Buddha's teachings.

Buddhism in Australia
08/03/2010 03:41 (GMT+7)
It is not known precisely when Buddhism first came to Australia. Professor A.P.Elkin has argued that there may have been contact between the Aboriginal people of northern Australia and the early Kindu-Buddhist civilisations of Indonesia.
08/03/2010 03:41 (GMT+7)
Rudolf Doering is a Zenpriest. He lives with his Japanese wife and his three children in his Buddhist temple in Dinkelscherben, a village in the Southern part of Germany.

08/03/2010 03:40 (GMT+7)
Blind is this world; here only a few possess insight. Only a few, like birds escaping from a net, go to the realms of bliss. ~ Dhammapada 174. Although the island of Java in Indonesia is the home of the magnificent Borobudur cetiya, Buddhism as a religion had been supplanted by Hinduism and then Islam for several centuries.
08/03/2010 03:40 (GMT+7)
In order to understand Korean Buddhism, we must first take a look at its history. Introduced from China in 372 A.D., Buddhism combined with indigenous Shamanism.

08/03/2010 05:37 (GMT+7)
The sphere of influence of the early Indian civilisations extended well beyond the sub-continent to include most of what is now called South East Asia. That trade was the motivating force in this is clear from the Sanskrit names given to South East Asian ports such as Takkolo
08/03/2010 05:37 (GMT+7)
THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT THAT BUDDHISM was initially introduced in Mongolia from Central Asia and China as early as the 4th century, although its later development there was almost entirely dominated by representatives of the Tibetan Buddhist orders.

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