The Han emperor Ming had a dream where the Buddha appeared to Mingdi as a flying golden god. Convinced this was a sign and that the Buddha was communicating with him directly, the emperor sent a group of men toIndia. They returned to China with the holy texts of Buddhism.
Buddhism became the major faith of Chinain the fourth and fifth centuries.
Let's introduce Buddhism into our country
Monks were supposedly skilled in Magic
Welcome to Buddhist School!
As you all know, this is our Buddhist monastery
During the early 20th century, a movement aimed at reviving Chinese Buddhism came about. However, this effort was severely hindered by the Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and the establishment of a communist government in China in 1949.
Today in Chan school, we will be emphasizing on meditation.
And later on, we will be practicing our arts and culture.
During the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976, which was an attempt to rid China of non-communist elements, Buddhism was severely repressed. Throughout China, Buddhist temples and monasteries were destroyed.
Once the Cultural Revolution ended, the Chinese government began to pursue a more tolerant policy toward religion. Buddhism soon showed new life, though it remained under a great deal of government control.