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Shared Buddhist Heritage of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

The “Shared Buddhist Heritage of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation” (#SCO) was the topic of discussion at a two-day international conference held in New Delhi, India, on March 14th and 15th, 2023.

Insights from the 2019 International Seminar on Mahayana Buddhism at Shaolin Temple

Bodhidharma’s role in the development of Chan Buddhism, which emphasizes meditation and direct experience over-reliance on scriptures and dogma. According to Chinese legend, Bodhidharma travelled to China in the 5th century and became the first patriarch of Chan Buddhism, also known as Zen in Japan.

Cultural Relations of Funan Kingdom with India and China in the Ancient Period

Funan played a significant role in the cultural relations between India and China in the ancient period

Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva: A Symbol of Cultural Exchange Between India and China

article by Dr. Bikash Kali Das. Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, also known as Dizang in China and Jizo in Japan, is one of the most important bodhisattvas...

The Significance of the Sikh Community in China: A Cultural Exchange between India and China

the Sikh community in China is an important part of the cultural relations between India and China. The community's unique history highlights the diaspora of the Sikh community and its impact on the cultural exchange between the two countries. The cultural exchange between India and China is an important aspect of the relationship between the two countries, and the Sikh community is a testament to the shared heritage of the two countries.

India-China cultural exchanges – before Christian Era

India and China are both ancient civilizations and as close neighbors, there has been friendly intercourses and cultural exchange between their people for more than 2,000 years. During this period, cultural exchanges between India and China have been carried out at various levels through different channels and with rich content. There were political, diplomatic, and people-to-people contacts, intercourse by land as well as by sea and material as well as spiritual exchange. It is a unique example in the history of cultural exchanges in the world and the story of this shared cultural journey must be spread far and wide.印度和中国同为文明古国,作为近邻,两国人民友好交往和文化交流已有2000多年的历史。这一时期,印中文化交流多层次、多渠道、内容丰富。有政治、外交、民间交往,有陆海相交,有物质交流,也有精神交流。这是世界文化交流史上独一无二的典范,这一共同的文化之旅的故事必须广为流传。

Kaiyuan Temple: A Symbol of India-China Cultural Exchange

Kaiyuan Temple, located in Quanzhou, China, is a site of immense cultural significance in the history of India-China relations. Built during the Tang dynasty...

The History of Silk

The history of Chinese silk stretches back more than 2,000 years. China produces about 150,000 metric tons annually. (78% of the world’s silk) whereas Indian industry produces about 30,000 metric tons. In China Silk is mainly produced in the south of the Yangtze River Delta. Renowned silk-producing regions are Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Sichuan provinces. Cities such as Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Shaoxing are well known for their silk industries. The history of silk-making stretches back 6,000 years, and the earliest example of silk fabric that has been discovered dates from 3,630 BC in Henan.

The Significance of the Bodhi Tree in Buddhism: A Comprehensive Guide

The Bodhi Tree, also known as Ficus Religiosa, is a revered tree in Buddhism as it is believed that Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under this tree. It is considered a sacred tree and has great historical significance.

The Bodhidharma Cave: A Sacred Site of Zen Buddhism in Nanjing, China

located at the Muyan Riverside Scenic Belt in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. the Bodhidharma cave was built in honor of the Indian monk Damo, also known as Bodhidharma, the first person to bring Buddhism to China in AD 527.

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