Buddha Shakyamuni Meditating Under the Bodhi Tree

Buddhism Since the 19th Century

There is no single form of Buddhism; instead there are various Buddhist traditions that – like all social phenomena – were shaped by the place and time in which they arose. Over the centuries, Buddhism has developed and changed in many ways. 

Have a look at how Buddhism fared after 1800 as it made its way from Asia to Switzerland.

Buddhism in Asia in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Follow the stages of Buddhism’s development in Asia.

Buddhism in Switzerland

If you have already come across a Buddha figure outside of Asia, you can find out why in this video clip.

Someone asked: What is the highest form of teaching?

Yunmen replied: No questions, no answers.

Well done

Buddhism Since the 19th Century

Buddhism Since the 19th Century