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Buddhism is practiced by an estimated 488 million in the world, 495 million, or 535 million people as of the 2010s, representing 7% to 8% of the world's total ...

Buddhist Studies: Number of Buddhist World-wide - BuddhaNet


While estimates vary between 200-500 million adherents, the generally agreed number of Buddhists is estimated at around 350 million (6% of the world's ...

Buddhists | Pew Research Center


Dec 18, 2012 ... Although the majority of Buddhists live in Asia and the Pacific, only about one-in- eight people (12%) in that region are Buddhists. About 1% of ...

Demographics of Buddhism


Mahayana Buddhism is practiced by around 185 million people and is the ... and many new religious movements are affiliated with Buddhism, especially in ...

Buddhists in the World - The Dhamma - thedhamma.com ...


This figure completely ignores over one billion Chinese people who live in the ... China is officially communist (although many free market conditions are already ... of Chinese who practice various religions together, which includes Buddhism).

BBC - Religions - Buddhism: Buddhism at a glance


Nov 17, 2009 ... The path to Enlightenment is through the practice and development of ... Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism, but there are many ...

Buddhism Today | About Buddhism


With the fast pace and high stress of modern life many people are becoming ... where people of all cultures can train in meditation and other Buddhist practices.

Theravada Buddhists in the World - Dhamma Wiki


The Mahayana includes Vajrayana (Tibetan Buddhism) and has many different ... For example, followers of Thich Nhat Hanh practice Theravada mindfulness, have ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shan (6 million Shan people, mostly Theravada, ...

Major Religions Ranked by Size - Adherents.com


Baha'i; Buddhism; Christianity; Confucianism; Hinduism; Islam; Jainism; Judaism ... There are many distinct religions or religious movements which have more ... In a practical sense, most people actually practice only one form of whatever ...



For many, but not all religions, this is given some form of agency and portrayed as a deity (deities). ... In his region 'enlightened' people were called Buddha. ... For the next few years he practiced Yoga and adopted a life of radical asceticism.

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Buddhist Statistics: Top 10 Buddhist Countries, Largest Buddhist ...


Country. Percent. Thailand. 95.00%. Cambodia. 90. Myanmar. 88. Bhutan. 75. Sri Lanka. 70. Tibet. 65. Laos. 60. Vietnam. 55. Japan. 50. Macau. 45. Taiwan. 43 ...

Buddhist Population 1.6 Billion According to Some Experts


Buddha Weekly: Buddhist Practices, Mindfulness, Meditation .... Some people don't even think of Buddhism as a “religion”—certainly not an organized .... Many people in the secularizing West are drawn to it because of that, in addition to its ...

How many people follow the religion of Buddhism (General)?


Approximately 376,000,000 people follow Buddhism (General). ... Religion, Followers, Main Geographical Regions Practiced, Number of Deities, Primary ...