Buddhism in the West

This lesson looks at how Buddhism came to Europe and other Western countries. Is the Buddhism that is practiced in the West the same as Asian Buddhism? For some people this will be a sensitive topic. If that applies to you, you may want to do the rest of this lesson with a trusted adult nearby who can support.

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Q1.What does Vajrayana mean?

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Q2.How many followers of Vajrayana Buddhism are there?

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Q3.Which Hindu religion has greatly influenced Vajrayana?

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Q4.Do Vajrayana Buddhists pray to gods?

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Q5.What quality does Vajrayana emphaise?

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Q6.What is the goal of Vajrayana Buddhism?

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Q7.What is the title of the Tibetan Book of the Dead?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.What does Vajrayana mean?

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Q2.How many followers of Vajrayana Buddhism are there?

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Q3.Which Hindu religion has greatly influenced Vajrayana?

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Q4.Do Vajrayana Buddhists pray to gods?

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Q5.What quality does Vajrayana emphaise?

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Q6.What is the goal of Vajrayana Buddhism?

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Q7.What is the title of the Tibetan Book of the Dead?

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Buddhism in the West..

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Q1.Alexander the Great invaded parts of India

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Q2.Some ancient Greeks helped spread Dhamma

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Q3.Which group of Christians helped translate Buddhist texts?

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Q4.What did Max Muller do?

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Q5.Which period saw a rise in Western masters of Buddhism?

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Q6.Which of these are well known teachers in the West?

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Quiz:

Buddhism in the West..

Well done for another great lesson! Now test what you remember!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.Alexander the Great invaded parts of India

1/6

Q2.Some ancient Greeks helped spread Dhamma

2/6

Q3.Which group of Christians helped translate Buddhist texts?

3/6

Q4.What did Max Muller do?

4/6

Q5.Which period saw a rise in Western masters of Buddhism?

5/6

Q6.Which of these are well known teachers in the West?

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Lesson summary: Buddhism in the West

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