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CULTURAL DIFFUSION OF BUDDHISM

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CULTURAL DIFFUSION OF BUDDHISM
WHAT IS BUDDHISM?
Originated in Northern India
Founded from Gautama Buddha (Siddhartha Buddha)
Saw hate and sadness in the world-went to seek a cure
Began to teach his discoveries in late 2nd century BC
Began to spread in 3rd Century BC
DIFFUSION BEGINNING
WHERE DID BUDDHISM COME FROM?
Buddha saw hate and sorrow in the world
Was determined to fix things
Found a pipal tree and meditated to fight off worldly temptations
Meditation lasted 40 days
Began to teach others what he had discovered
Continued to teach for 45 years until he died in 483 B.C.E
Buddhism is a religion originated in India. It consists of many traditions and beliefs. It was founded by Buddha who believed not in gods but in finding nirvana and peace on your own.
Buddhism was discovered by Indian Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century BC
He adopted it as a way of life
Sent out Missionaries to share Buddhism with surrounding cultures (Asia, China, Korea)
HIERARCHICAL DIFFUSION
DECAY
After Buddha died, the religion was no longer spreading
Only people who were taught Buddhism during the lifetime of Buddha used these ways
For almost 200 years, Buddhism was outweighed by Hinduism
Southeast Asia and the Middle East
People from there began to teach it to places like East Asia and China
From China to Places like Tokyo and Korea

2nd century B.C. -began to die out
Buddhism neglected and declined by Hindu and Muslim religion
Most schools were executed
1st Century B.C. -Made it's way back into China along trade routes from Central Asia
Schools were re-enstated in secret
There were multiple types of Buddhism growing
Zen Buddhism-
Based on meditation to achieve happiness and enlightenment
Pure Land Buddhism-
Based on repetition of the name Buddha Amitabha to keep Buddha's name living
6th-8th century- Japan accepted Buddhism and started schools
Buddhism spread throughout all of Asia
People in East Finland gained knowledge of the Religion
Was mainly known in Asia and Europe until more Modern times
In the 1800's, places like France, Netherlands, and Italy had people traveling East and discovering Buddhism
Began to spread throughout the world in the 1950's and 60's
Shared by traveling Philosophers, Artist, and Asian immigrants
BIBLIOGRAPHY
www.buddhism refernce.com
www.buddhanet.net
www.ushistory.org
www.infoplease.com


BY DARBY GAUBATZ
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