Buddhism turned into an organised religion with basic principles and thoughts after the teachings the buddha buddha himself was born in a hindu family buddha is come times seen as not an avatar but amsha of vishnu like veda vyasa. In buddhism, the views on vegetarianism vary from school to school according to theravada, the buddha allowed his monks to eat pork, chicken and beef if the animal was not killed for the purpose of providing food for monks. Buddhism is a religion practiced by an estimated 488 million in the world, 495 million, or 535 million people as of the 2010s, representing 9% to 10% of the world's total population china is the country with the largest population of buddhists, approximately 244 million or 182% of its total population [1. Among the religions in vietnam, buddhism has the most followers according to the statistics of the buddhist church of vietnam, 45 million people is taking refuge in the three jewels and about 12 million are just buddhist making it about 57 million buddhists.
Buddhism is the main religion in many asian countries it is a religion about suffering and the need to get rid of it a key concept of buddhism is nirvana, the most enlightened, and blissful state that one can achieve. Thich nhat hanh is a world renowned zen master, writer, poet, scholar, and peacemaker with the exception of the dalai lama, he is today's best known buddhist teacher he is the author of more. Theravada: theravada, (pali: way of the elders) major form of buddhism prevalent in sri lanka (ceylon), myanmar (burma), thailand, cambodia, and laos theravada, like all other buddhist schools, claims to adhere most closely to the original doctrines and practices taught by the buddha.
In buddhist beliefs, developing virtue is the highest focus any religion or philosophical practice that encourages the development of virtue is a good thing in their eyes thich nhat han, an well known vietnamese monk of the zen school of buddhism (mahayana) has written several books comparing the teachings and lives of jesus and buddha as if. Buddhism as an ecological religion or a religious ecology many buddhist monks such as his holiness the dalai lama, venerable thich nhat hanh, venerable kim teng, and venerable phra phrachak emphasize the natural relationship between deep ecology and buddhism. Beliefs what we believe: buddhism was originated in india by siddhartha (563-483 bc) or gautama buddha, which means the enlightened oneaccording to buddha, man was born into this world to suffer. How to convert to buddhism many people ask us if there is a way to convert from their current religion to buddhism while buddhist don't really go out trying to convert others there is a way to convert to a buddhist. Buddhism is centered upon the life and teachings of gautama buddha, whereas christianity is centered on the life and teachings of jesus christ buddhism is a nontheistic religion, ie, it does not believe in a supreme creator being aka god christianity is a monotheistic religion and believes.
The origin of buddhism points to one man, siddhartha gautama, the historical buddha, who was born in lumbini (in present-day nepal) during the 5th century bce rather than the founder of a new religion , siddhartha gautama was the founder and leader of a sect of wanderer ascetics ( sramanas ), one of many sects that existed at that time all. Vietnam religions although most vietnamese list themselves as having no religious affiliation, religion, as defined by shared beliefs and practices, remains an integral part of vietnamese life, dictating the social behaviours and spiritual practices of vietnamese individuals in vietnam and abroad. Buddhism, a major world religion, founded in northeastern india and based on the teachings of siddhartha gautama, who is known as the buddha, or enlightened one see buddha originating as a monastic movement within the dominant brahman tradition of the day, buddhism quickly developed in a distinctive direction.
Still it's clear that vietnam is a predominantly buddhist country in both religion and culture and it has been for most of known recorded history (notably, there was a dark and critically damaging period for buddhism in vietnam when roman catholics controlled the southern vietnamese government, more on the issue of religious intolerance in. 2 vietnam international religious freedom report for 2013 united states department of state • bureau of democracy, human rights and labor protestants range from 1 to 2 percent of the population. The origin of buddhism points to one man, siddhartha gautama, the historical buddha, who was born in lumbini (in present-day nepal) he became enlightened at bodhgaya, india and delivered his first set of teachings at a deer park in sarnath, india.
Dharma (the teachings in buddhism) exists regardless whether there is a buddha sakyamuni buddha (as the historical buddha) discovered and shared the teachings/ universal truths with all sentient beings. The gods of the early vietnamese vietnamese religion was a syncretic amalgamation of the three great religions of east asia—confucianism, taoism and buddhism—onto which had been added a rich variety of preexisting animist beliefs. And to say that buddhism is not about believing things doesn't mean there are no buddhist beliefs over the centuries buddhism has developed diverse schools with distinctive, and sometimes contradictory, doctrines.
Buddhism, like most of the great religions of the world, is divided into many different traditions however, most traditions share a common set of fundamental beliefs one fundamental belief of buddhism is often referred to as reincarnation -- the concept that people are reborn after dying. Buddhist cuisine is an east asian cuisine which is followed by some believers of buddhism it is primarily vegetarian, in order to keep with the general buddhist precept of ahimsa (non-violence. Buddhism, religion and philosophy that developed from the teachings of the buddha (sanskrit: awakened one), a teacher who lived in northern india between the mid-6th and mid-4th centuries bce (before the common era. The buddhist tradition beliefs re~ting t~=~~ and vietnam), mahayana buddhism in eastern asia (china, korea, and japan), and vajrayana consider the principle.