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Pure land buddhism movement believes followers can be

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Pure Land Buddhism movement believes followers can be reborn in a Western Paradise, and make final strides towards Nirvana – today most popular form of Buddhism in East Asia Vajrayana Buddhism – has emerged due to growing accessibility to Tibet – separate branch – closely associated with Tantric Buddhism – esoteric form practices various technics such as sexual yoga that relate to a religious manifestation of universal power, developed around the 3 rd century and remains esoteric due to its controversial practices Dalai Lama – considered to be a reincarnation of a Bodhisattva, and previous Dalai Lama, a title Mongol leader Altan Khan gave the visiting Tibetan missionary meaning “Ocean of Wisdom” still used to designate the leader of Tibet Madala – geometric arrangement that maps divine beings in their cosmic connections, used as a focus in meditation in Vajrayana and Mahayana Buddhism Religious conflicts between Buddhist and Taoists in China, Taoists destroyed Buddhist temples and Buddhist influenced rulers to persecute the Taoists Japanese Zen Buddhism (was derived from China’s Ch’an Buddhism )– splintered into several divisions, most important are the Rinzai and Soto schools. Japanese Zen Buddhism – Zen influenced many aspects of the Japanese culture like tea ceremony, landscape gardening, flower arrangement and martial arts Japanese Zen Buddhism – founded by monk during the 6 th century name Bodhidharma in India which developed into a major branch of Japanese Buddhism Japan Buddhism became associated with the indigenous shrine know as Shinto to such an extent that they form a syncretic system called Dual Shinto Buddhism Japan’s Pure Land Buddhism – known as Jodo that has the greater number of followers China’s Pure Land Buddhism – similar to Christianity in that the religion looks to grace of the savior for salvation Buddhism What did Buddha do with the majority of his time after he found enlightenment? Teach, study, meditate, and travel (teaching if all four are choices) Mayahan Buddhism bodhisattavas? "enlightenment being." Very simply, bodhisattvas are beings who work for the enlightenment of all beings, not just themselves. They vow not to enter Nirvana until all beings enter Nirvana together. Buddha left home at 30 Buddha found enlightment? Age 35 Who did Buddha not see on his journey that spurred enlightment? newborn baby 4 people Buddha saw that spurred his journey for enlightenment o an old man
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o a sick man o a corpse o an ascetic What is a difference between Buddhism and the belief of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism? No God in Buddism What the middle-way refers to in Buddhism - The balance of Indulgence and Asceticism; San-lun school of buddism. That the Indian emperor Asoka converted to Buddhism
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