Buddhist ceremonial tea was first brought to Korea by the monks who had come back from China to bring Buddhist culture to Korea. Although it was already used in ancestral ceremonies, it then became widely used in Buddhist ceremonies. It remained this way until Confucianism took over in the 14th century and tea became prohibited (Overview). Not only did Buddhism change Korea, but Korea also changed Buddhism. Although Korea adopted Buddhism from China, Korea used it according to their own culture and spirit.
Its function is to house the activities of the monks. Images are important features of temples, monasteries, and shrines in both Indo a... ... middle of paper ... ...niversity of Hawaii Press, 1998), 120-25 Yamplosky, Selected Writings of Nichiren, 78-79. Nichiren’s citation of Shan-tao’s An- raku Shu can be found in T46, 329c, cited by Yamplosky, Ibid., 78 An introduction to the Shingon tradition, with its main doctrines and ritual practices, can be found in Yamasaki Taiko, Shingon: Japanese Esoteric Buddhism. Boston: Shambhala, 1988; a good study of K´kaiÕs thought, with the translation of some of his most representative works, is Yoshito Hakeda,K´kai: Major Works. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972; however, the best study in any language of the Shingon tradition from the perspective of intellectual history, is without any doubt Ry´ichi Abé, The Weaving of the Mantra: K´kai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse.
Different styles of Buddhist art were popular during this period. At first, the artists copied some elements from Indian Buddhist sculpture, but then they developed their own style. During the Wei most of the art produced had a connection to Buddhism, and the emperors spent a great amount of resources to have the Buddhist art pieces produced (Clunas 92-97). According to the, biography Buddha written by Karen Armstrong, B... ... middle of paper ... ...rt Bulletin 23.9, Part 1 (1965): 301-24. JSTOR.
The principles, elements and structures of Buddhism have been practiced for hundreds of years. Artistic renditions of Buddha have also been portrayed in many different ways. Drawings, sculptures and statues are just a few of the many types of art forms created since the beginning of Buddhism. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has many different stylistic artworks that are exceptionally intriguing. In particular, I have chosen two pieces of artwork I consider to be most interesting.
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(Eliade, M. p.16-29) The spread of Buddhism into China began in Central Asia and was facilitated by the efforts of the Indo-Scythian king Kanishka (Encyclopedia Britt. 273-274) of the Kushan dynasty which ruled in northern India, Afghanistan and parts of Central Asia in the 1st and 2nd centuries (Encyclopedia Britt. 274). He is said to have undergone an Ashoka-like conversion upon seeing the slaughter caused by his campaigns. Around the beginning of the common era, Buddhism started to filter into China from Central Asia via the Silk Road, brought by monks, merchants and other travelers.
Harvard: Harvard University Press According to Lewis (2009, Pg 154) when the rise of Chinese Tang Dynasty at the start of 7th century, Buddhism reached out more people and became an integral element of Chinese culture which greatly influenced Art, Literature, Sculpture, Architecture and Philosophy as well. Schools in China started teaching Buddhism which was translated into various texts and basically Buddhism continued to influence Chinese life from religion, politics to cultural life (Lewis 2009, Pg 154). Chinese cultural and political institutions were embedded into Buddhism. Buddhism spread to Japan and Korea which saw the entire East Asia have a common culture embedded in Buddhist faith. This common religion among China, Japan and Korea is what saw significant movement of individuals seeking education and sacred objects (Lewis 2009, Pg... ... middle of paper ... ...edir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=the%20spread%20of%20chines%20culture%20in%20japana%20and%20korea&f=false>.
in Nepal. The spread of Buddhism took many centuries, and didn't reach Japan until 6th century A.C. (Buddhanet). Although there are many sects of Buddhism, the... ... middle of paper ... ...ism and "new religions" seem different in many aspects, there are common themes and theories among them. This being said, it is also observed that many different religions around the world share a number of commonalities. Shinto and Buddhism define a lot of cultural morals and values that the Japanese use in conduct everyday.