TIL: 在歐洲的佛教國家

It’s all starts with my search for this book Buddhism: One Teacher Many Traditions

then i come across this map, a map of the main modern Buddhist sects

 

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By Javierfv1212 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Then I learn that there is a place in the world called ‘Kalmykia’, a federal subject of the Russian Federation. It’s famous for as being the only region in Europe where Buddhism is the most practised religion and as an international center for chess.

Further reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_in_Kalmykia

http://viiphoto.com/articles/kalmykia-chess-and-buddhism/

後記:

  1. Vajrayana 即係密宗/金剛乘
  2. Mahayana 大乘佛教
  3. Theravada 舊譯為小乘, 現代已改稱為原始佛教, 或’上座部’

 

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