Quang Minh Thich | FSU Library: Vietnamese Buddhism in America | 3-CHAPTER 1: The Transmission of Buddhism to Vietnam | Part 5

Kien So Temple, Hanoi, Vietnam | AHA The Meditation Tradition of Vietnamese Buddhism  Following the initial introduction of Buddhism by the Indian masters directly from India, the Meditation Tradition in Vietnam marked its own distinction with many well-established schools. In the Vietnamese Buddhist tradition, Meditation (dhyana) or Zen in Japan and the West, does not…

Quang Minh Thich | FSU Library: Vietnamese Buddhism in America | 3-CHAPTER 1: The Transmission of Buddhism to Vietnam | Part 4

The Pure Land Tradition of Vietnam. In general, Pure Land Buddhism focuses on gaining a better rebirth in order to advance in Buddhist practice, not in this realm of suffering, but in another Buddha realm which is without defilement and without suffering caused by physical harm or afflictive emotion. According to Buddhist cosmology, there are…

Quang Minh Thich | FSU Library: Vietnamese Buddhism in America | 3-CHAPTER 1: The Transmission of Buddhism to Vietnam | Part 3

The Tradition of Mantrayana of Vietnam   From the beginning of the transmission of Buddhism to Vietnam, though Mantrayana had never stood out as a major Buddhist tradition itself, the miraculous power of mantras had been a captivating element. Phật Quang (Buddha Radiance), the first Buddhist monk from India narrated in the legend of “Nhất…

Quang Minh Thich | FSU Library: Vietnamese Buddhism in America | 3-CHAPTER 1: The Transmission of Buddhism to Vietnam | Part 2

Pho Minh Pagoda Tower | Photo: Chua Viet A Brief History of Vietnamese Buddhism Buddhism had long been introduced to ancient Vietnam directly from India via the sea route, the well-worn commercial thoroughfare between eastern and western Asia as early as 2CE,[1] even before Chinese Buddhism. The introduction of Buddhism into Vietnam can be traced…

Quang Minh Thich | FSU Library: Vietnamese Buddhism in America | 1-Acknowledgements, Table Of Contents

Vietnamese Refugees at a Buddhist service at Camp Pendleton National Archives and Records Administration Electronic Theses, Treatises and Dissertations | The Graduate School | 2007 THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES VIETNAMESE BUDDHISM IN AMERICA by QUANG MINH THICH A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Religion in partial fulfillment of the requirements…