Daily practice

A foreign religion gains popularity

In 2nd century BC, people traveling along the Silk Road (an international trade route) began carrying ideas like Buddhism along with goods from India into Central Asia and China. In just a few centuries, Buddhism gained popularity across China, and Chinese Buddhists began incorporating their local customs and beliefs.

  1. TOPICThe basics of Buddhism

  2. 1Sculpture

  3. 2Sculpture

  4. 3, 4Heads from sculptures of the Buddha and a bodhisattva