From Asia to the West:The Transformation of Buddhism
21/12/2010 04:02 (GMT+7)
Buddhism, introduced to China around 67AD by two monks coming from India, has a history of a long process of importation, assimilation and transformation of a foreign religion which progressively became one of the main foundations of the Chinese society as well as a powerful artistic inspiration.
Monks during the Period of Six Dynasties(II)
21/12/2010 04:01 (GMT+7)
The Six Dynasties saw the gradual assimilation and systematization of Buddhist culture in China, giving this period a special position in the history of Chinese culture. Almost all histories of Buddhism and culture in China have dealt with this issue in greater or lesser detail, so that it is now common knowledge.

Monks during the Period of Six Dynasties: Special Messengers of Cultural Exchange(I)
21/12/2010 04:00 (GMT+7)
By "Six Dynasties" we mean the period between the downfall of the Han Dynasty in 220 and the reunification of China in 589, covering Wei , Jin, and the Northern and Southern dynasties. This article seeks to explore from several angles the important scholarly activities of the Buddhist monks during this period and their implications for the process of cultural diffusion.
Brief History of Buddhism in Cambodia
27/05/2010 21:07 (GMT+7)
Buddhism started when Siddhartha Gautama achieved his spiritual goal and began teaching. The path he taught consisted of a code of conduct, a variety of meditation techniques, and doctrines about the nature of the world and humanity. Buddhism is a varied tradition and aspects include fundamentalism, devotional traditions. Nevertheless, many common points have been raised between scientific investigation and Buddhist thought.

Monastic Training System of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism
17/04/2010 04:46 (GMT+7)
The goal of the pursuit of the Tripitaka (the three baskets of Vinaya, Sutra, and Abidharma) and application of the three trainings (ethics, meditation, and wisdom) is to accurately understand and apply the principles of Buddhism in actuality. 
Indian Buddhism
16/04/2010 22:29 (GMT+7)
It is a tribute to the thought and enlightenment of Great Buddha that he philosophized within the broad spectrum of humanity and its basic concerns.  In his great wisdom Buddha taught mankind to have respect for all living animate beings.

Biography of Nagarjuna
30/03/2010 04:06 (GMT+7)
Nagarjuna (Klu-grub), together with Asanga (Thogs-med), were the two great pioneers of the Mahayana tradition. Nagarjuna transmitted the lineage teachings of the profound view of voidness from Manjushri, while Asanga transmitted the lineage teachings of the extensive bodhisattva practices from Maitreya.
The Spread of Buddhism in Asia
29/03/2010 21:53 (GMT+7)
Although Buddhism never developed a missionary movement, Buddha's teachings nevertheless spread far and wide on the Indian subcontinent and from there throughout Asia. In each new culture it reached, the Buddhist methods and styles were modified to fit the local mentality, without compromising the essential points of wisdom and compassion.

Introductory History of the Five Tibetan Traditions of Buddhism and Bon
29/03/2010 09:36 (GMT+7)
The four Buddhist traditions are Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug, while the pre-Buddhist Tibetan tradition of Bon makes the fifth. Often we hear the syllable "pa" at the end of these names. It means a follower of that tradition; for instance, Gelug pa means someone who follows the Gelug tradition.
A test of religious tolerance:
25/03/2010 08:52 (GMT+7)
In the now-familiar story of the mass roundup and detention[1] during theSecond World War of Canadians of Japanese ancestry, a hitherto rarelystudied group of men whose spiritual influence far exceeded their numbershelped to maintain a Buddhist foothold in Canada.

Buddhism in the Kingdom  of Thailand
11/03/2010 11:28 (GMT+7)
Note about the Buddhist year in Thai system: The first Buddhist year in Thai system was started one year after the death of the Buddha. Therefore, to find the Christian year or century (AD) please deduct 543 from the Buddhist year or century. For example, the first Buddhist
Buddhism is Australia's fastest growing religion
11/03/2010 11:28 (GMT+7)
Sydney, Australia -- The Dalai lama’s recently concluded visit to Australia that also included a meeting with Australian Prime minister John Howard has once again drawn the attention not only to the fact that Buddhism is the fastest growing religion in Australia but also that there are more Buddhists in the continent per capita than anywhere else in the

Timeline of Theravada Buddhism
11/03/2010 11:27 (GMT+7)
The Second Council convenes in Vesali to discuss controversial points of Vinaya. The first schism of the Sangha occurs, in which the Mahasanghika school parts ways with the traditionalist Sthaviravadins.
11/03/2010 11:27 (GMT+7)
Statistics: There are about 300,000 people of Buddhist faith, 432 Buddhist communities, and 16 datsans (monasteries) with 70 lamas in Soviet republics. Most Buddhists are located in the Huryat, Kalmyk, and Tuva republics, in the Chita Region of the Russian Federation, and in Leningrad and other cities.

11/03/2010 11:26 (GMT+7)
Few among men are those who cross to the further shore. The rest, the bulk of men, only run up and down the hither bank. But those who act according to the Dhamma, will cross the realm of Death, so difficult to cross. ~ Dhammapada 85, 86.  
11/03/2010 11:26 (GMT+7)
There are not many Buddhists in Norway, a country with 4.5 million inhabitants in the northern part of Europe. As a matter of fact, most Buddhists are of Vietnamese descendance, there are also a few with Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Tibetan, Thai and Cambodian background. And there are a few Norwegians too who have caugh

11/03/2010 11:25 (GMT+7)
TIBETAN BUDDHISM IS REMARKABLE for having preserved until the 20th century the unbroken tradition of the monastic universities of northern India, a tradition which, since the Chinese invasion of 1959, has been transplanted to India and many Western countries.
Timeline of Tibetan Buddhism
11/03/2010 11:25 (GMT+7)
• Buddhism begins to percolate into Tibetan region and teachings affect Bon religion in kingdom of Shang-Shung (South Tibet).

Why is Buddhism the fastest
growing religion in Australia?
11/03/2010 11:24 (GMT+7)
Cultures that were foreign to Anglo-European Australians are now being adopted by some of them - though not without some dissenting resistance. This level of resistance in Australian society can be seen as a litmus test, used to measure future political and religious tolerance in this country.
The Chinese Canon
11/03/2010 10:59 (GMT+7)
The main objective of the World Buddhist Fellowship is to link the various schools of Buddhism, coming as they do from all over the world. This communion can be accomplished by harmonious cooperation on the basis of spiritual sharing.

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