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OPEN LETTER
 

Dear Venerables, Brothers and Sisters in Dharma,

Thank you for your time in reading this letter.

To begin, I am Thich Nguyen Tang, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk at the Quang Duc Monastery in Melbourne. I completed a course study at the Buddhist University in Saigon in 1997, graduating with Bachelor of Buddhism. Before and during my studies, I was put in charge of the International Buddhism page of the Giac Ngo (Enlightenment) Magazine published in Saigon, a position I hold for eight years. Although, I am now living and working in Australia, I still submit articles to this magazine. Currently, I am employed in the Buddhist ministry to the Vietnamese community here.

I am researching material for a book on  Buddhism Throughout The World and the application of the Buddha’s teachings with respect to modern lifestyles. The aim of the book is to show the history of Buddhism and how Buddhism has spread throughout the world.

I would be most grateful if you could send me any information regarding Buddhism in your country. Your kind assistance will, of course, be noted in the book.

Again, thank you very much for your time in reading this letter and I eagerly await your reply,

Yours in Dharma,

 Ven. THICH NGUYEN TANG

Email:quangduc@quangduc.com
Address: Quang Duc Monastery
105 Lynch Road, Fawkner, Vic. 3060. Australia

 

BUDDHISM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

  By Thich Nguyen Tang

2,500 years after I have passed away into Nirvana, the Highest Doctrine will become spread in the country of the red-faced people.

ž BUDDHA

The Religion of the future will be a cosmic. If should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religion sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningsful unity. Buddhism answers this description
 
 

ž ALBERT EINSTEIN

If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific need, it would be Buddhism.

ž ALBERT EINSTEIN

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THE OUTLINE OF :
BUDDHISM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD


Author ‘s Note

Introduction

Preface

CHAPTER I

BUDDHISM


Sakya Muni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism

His Teachings

The Orthodox Buddhism

The Theravada Buddhism

The Mahayana Buddhism

The meaning of Orthodox in Buddhism: A Protest

The Concept of Freedom in the Pali Cannon

The Fundamental Principles of Mahayanism

Buddhism in India through past eras

Buddhism in India at the present

Buddhism Trends and Perspectives in Asia
 
 
 
 

CHAPTER I

BUDDHISM IN ASIA
 
 

Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Buddhism in Myanmar

Buddhism in Combodia

Buddhism in Laos

Buddhism in Thailand

Buddhism in China

Buddhism in Tibet

Buddhism in Vietnam

Buddhism in Mongolia

Buddhism in Korea

Buddhism in Japan

Buddhism in Nepal

Buddhism in Indonesia

Buddhism in Malaysia

Buddhism in Bangladesh

Buddhism in Afghanistan

Buddhism in Singapore

Buddhism in Brunei

Buddhism in Bhutan

Buddhism in Iran

Buddhism in Iraq

Buddhism in Palestine

Buddhism in Israel

Buddhism in Egypt

Buddhism in the Philippines

Buddhism in Pakistan

Buddhism in Taiwan

Buddhism in Hongkong
 
 
 
 

CHAPTER III

BUDDHISM IN AUSTRALIA


Buddhism in Australia

Buddhism in New Zealand

Buddhism in Tonga

Buddhism in Tuvalu

Buddhism in Vanuatu

Buddhism in Fiji

Buddhism in Nauru

Buddhism in Kiribati
 
 

CHAPTER IV

BUDDHISM IN AMERICA
 
 

BUDDHISM IN North America

Buddhism in the United States of America

Buddhism in Canada

Buddhism in Mexico
 
 

BUDDHISM IN CENTRAL AMERICA & SOUTH AMERICA

Buddhism in Argentina

Buddhism in Brazil

Buddhism in Colombia

Buddhism in Cuba

Buddhism in Costa Rica

Buddhism in Dominique

Buddhism in Haiti

Buddhism in Honduras

Buddhism in Nicaragua

Buddhism in Martinique

Buddhism in Panama

Buddhism in Paraguay

Buddhism in Peru

Buddhism in Puerto Rico

Buddhism in El Salvador

Buddhism in Uruguay

Buddhism in Surinam
 
 

CHAPTER V

BUDDHISM IN EUROPE


Buddhism in England

Buddhism in Austria

Buddhism in Belgium

Buddhism in Bulgaria

Buddhism in Portugal

Buddhism in Denmark

Buddhism in Germany

Buddhism in Spain

Buddhism in Turkey

Buddhism in Poland

Buddhism in Netherlands (Holland)

Buddhism in Finland

Buddhism in France

Buddhism in Hungary

Buddhism in Greece

Buddhism in North Iceland

Buddhism in Scotland

Buddhism in Italy

Buddhism in Luxembourg

Buddhism in Monaco

Buddhism in Norway

Buddhism in Romania

Buddhism in Sweden

Buddhism in Switzerland

Buddhism in Yugoslavia

Buddhism in Czechoslovakia

Buddhism in Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (old)
 
 

CHAPTER VI

BUDDHISM IN AFRICA


Buddhism in South Africa

Buddhism in Angola

Buddhism in Benin

Buddhism in Botswana

Buddhism in Burkina

Buddhism in Burundi

Buddhism in Cameroon

Buddhism in Central Africa

Buddhism in Congo

Buddhism in Kenya

Buddhism in Liberia

Buddhism in Nigeria

Buddhism in Mozambique

Buddhism in Rwanda

Buddhism in Somalia
 
 
   

CHAPTER VII

INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST ASSOCIATIONS

The World Buddhist Sangha Council

Maha Bodhi Society of India

The World Fellowship of Buddhists

The World Fellowship of Buddhists Youth

The Pali Text Society

The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana

The Lay Buddhist Association Risho Kosei-Kai

The Asia Buddhist Conference for Peace

The International Network of Engaged Buddhists
 
   
 

CHAPTER VIII

SOME FAMOUS BUDDHIST

PROPAGATORS IN THE WORLD

 

Sariputta

Punna

Kumarajiva

King Asoka

Bodhidharma

Uttara & Sona

Vinitaruchi

Nichiren

King Tran Nhan Tong

D.T. Suzuki

Henry Steel Olcott

Paul Carus

Ven. Thich Thien An

Ven. Tuyen Hoa

His Holiness Dalai Lama

Ven. Master Hisng Yun

Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

Ven. Thich Minh Chau
 
  
 

CHAPTER IX

SUMING UP & CONCLUDING


The road and the way of propagation of the Dharma of Buddhism.

The concept of Buddhism to other world religions.

Buddhism and other cultures and politics in the world

Some opinions on the re-establish ment of the World Buddhist Sangha

Index
Documents References

 


Update : 01-12-2001

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