Buddhism in China

Buddhism In China

Chinese Buddhism (simplified Chinese: 中国佛教; traditional Chinese: 中國佛教; pinyin: Zhōngguó Fójiào) refers collectively to the various schools of Buddhism that have flourished in China since ancient times. Buddhism has played an enormous role in shaping the mindset of the Chinese people, affecting their aesthetics, politics, literature, philosophy and medicine.

At the peak of the Tang Dynasty's vitality, Chinese Buddhism produced numerous spiritual masters. Scholars classified Chinese buddhism into 7-15 schools., commonly into 10 schools(zh:汉传佛教十宗).

Read more about Buddhism In China:  Lay Practitioners in Chinese Buddhism, Modern Developments in Chinese Buddhism, Festivals

Other articles related to "buddhism in china":

Buddhism In China - Festivals
... These are the holy days that Chinese Buddhists celebrate by visiting temples to make offerings of prayers, incense, fruits, flowers and donations ... On such days they observe the moral precepts very strictly as well as a full day’s vegetarian diet, a practice originally from China ...

Famous quotes containing the words china and/or buddhism:

    The roof of England fell
    Great Paris tolled her bell
    And China staunched her milk and wept for bread
    Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)

    A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
    W. Winwood Reade (1838–1875)