Buddhism

Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, which was born in Nepal and Northern India in the fifth century BC. After experiencing an intense feeling for the nature of the life that pushed him to reach the illumination, he became known as "Buddha", which means "illuminated"

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Vinaya Pitaka, which includes rules of discipline for the Buddhist Sangha and has five volumes, as well as the Abhidhamma Pitaka, which is a philosophical systematization of Buddha's teachings, each count seven volumes.

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Many temples and altars present the gods with several eyes and many hands, richly adorned and venerated, from the Pantheon of Hinduism and Buddhism.

 

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Buddhism is the most common religion in the world, with more than 300 million adepts. Despite its name, Buddhism gains popularity and acceptance in the Western world.

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Obtaining the Nobel Peace Prize by the Dalai Lama at the end of the 1990s generated a resurgence of Buddhism. The Institute of Buddhist Studies was created to answer the public questions about Buddhism as a whole, its history, its development, its thought or its involvement in Western culture. It is difficult to keep track of all that is associated with Buddhism.

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The Buddhist temple is above all a place of worship and religious practice. In front of which individuals meditate or make offerings, the temple usually has a sanctuary where the Buddha (sometimes with other Buddhas) is shown.

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