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The samsara, or wheel of life
Buddhism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) who lived between approximately 563 and 483 BCE. Originating in India, Buddhism gradually spread throughout Asia to Central Asia, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, as well as the East Asian countries of China, Mongolia, Korea, and Japan.

Buddhism teaches followers to perform good and wholesome actions, to avoid bad and harmful actions and to purify and train the mind. The aim of these practices is to awaken the practitioner to the realization of true reality and the achievement of Nirvana.

While Buddhism does not deny the existence of supernatural beings (indeed, many are discussed in Buddhist scripture), it does not ascribe power for creation, salvation or judgement to them. Like humans, they are regarded as having the power to affect worldly events, and so some Buddhist schools associate with them via ritual.

Nations or Regions that practice Buddhism

In alphabetical order, please.


Buddhism is practiced by approximately 25% of Aerion, with 14% practicing Mahāyāna Buddhism but only 11% practicing Makan Buddhism, however this is a very strong faithful group, with at least 10% of Makan Buddhist adherents being avowed monastics. Makan Buddhism is a combination of Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. It takes its simplicity from Zen Buddhism, but does have lineages of lamas as in Tibetan Buddhism but foregos the complex ritualism, and symbolism of Tibetan Buddhism


The number of practicing Buddhists is thought to be negligeable in Ariddia, but the recognised leader of most of the Ariddian Buddhist community, Lama Dorji Chengho, is a respected pacifist and advocate of human and animal rights.

Asyhlo AO

Approximately 4% of residents of Asyhlo AO are Buddhist according to government estimates. However, Buddhism is not an officially registered religion; therefore, Buddhist organizations are not legally allowed to accept donations. Most self-professed Buddhists are non-practicing.


While Buddisim isnt the primary religon of Axt,3% of the people are devout followers. With this,Axt has built temples through out the empire so they can practice there faith.

Bao You

About 40% of Bao You's Population practices Mayhayana Buddhism. About 53%, however, are practicing Roman Catholics, but these two religions always prospered together. Within government, the Empress is a practicing Buddhist while the her spouse the Emperor is a practicing Roman Catholic.


Approximately 5% of the country practises Buddhism. Within the government, two officials under the Prime Minister are Buddhist: Augustine Brookstone practises Mahayana Buddhism and Chiaki Fujiéda practises Pure Land Buddhism in addition to Shinto.


The government of the Holy Republic of Bodhisvaha is based on and devoted to the principles of Mahayana Buddhism. 98 percent of the population are practicing Buddhists. Almost 30 percent of the population are either monks or nuns.

Christiana Terra

Buddhism is one of the recognized religions in Christiana Terra. The country itself has no state religion, though the vast majority of its population (98%) is christian. Currently, 0,6% of the country's population adheres to Buddhism, mainly through a recent wave of new converts and spread-out enthusiasm in Oriental culture.

Daistallia / Daistallia 2104

Buddhism is also a major religion in both Daistallia and Daistallia 2104. Daistallian Buddhism includes all major sects. The Most important Daistallian Buddhist leader is the Whillan Lama.


Although the vast majority of Errinundrians describe themselves as atheist, there is complete freedom of religion. With around 200,000 adherents the nation's largest religious group is the Zen Buddhist community in Puggaree.


As Buddhism originated in India, many of the religion's followers have stayed in the areas of Uttar Pradesh.


3.2% of Jevians consider themselves Buddhist, making the religion the 4th most popular in the Allied Empire, behind Atheism, the Church of Jey, and Agnosticism.

Love and esterel

Buddhism is practiced by a small community, but this community has established one of his holiday: The Songkran New-Year Water Festival as one of the major holiday in Love and esterel

Navi Bharat

Buddhism is one of the official religions of Navi Bharat, and is the official religion of the autonomous Tibetan south (the only region in Navi Bharat to have an official religion.) Navi Bharati Buddhism is an offshoot of Tibetan Lamaistic Buddhism, and does regard the Dalai Lama as the incarnation of Buddha. Many young Navi Bharatis are drawn to the ideas of Buddhism.


Although only a small amount of the population are Buddhists, they are the largest religious group. Niplomian Buddhists tend to follow Theravada Buddhism.

The Red Zealots

Buddhism is the largest practiced religion in the Red Zealots (Zelotya). The largest Buddhist sect practiced is Theravada Buddhism, or the kind practiced in Southeast Asian nations like Thailand and Cambodia.

The World Buddhist Federation

The World Buddhist Federation is a region dedicated to Buddhist nations.

The United Island Empires

Mara Allaca, a Overseas Territories of the United Island Empires, has a large Buddhist population and the Lara Kiri Temple, a great site of Buddhist pilgrimage.

The Resurgent Dream

In the Resurgent Dream, Mahāyāna Buddhism is established in the Principality of Legon. Outside of Legon, Buddhism is fairly rare in rural areas. However, most major cities have a thriving Buddhist community.


Sazdoria is a Gelugpa Buddhist theocracy located in the region of Tibet. 80% practice Gelugpa Buddhism 10% practice Kagyupa Buddhism 5% practice Zen Buddhism and the remaining 5% practice the indigenous polytheistic religion of Pineacism.


A sect of Lamaistic Buddhism is the official religion in Xhamballa, one of the nations in the region of Tibet, which is a theocratic state ruled by the 'Xhamballa Lama'. This branch of the religion differs from mainstream Lamaistic Buddhism by accepting Yeti, as well as humans, into its holy orders.