Nirmal DASS

Historical illustration of Buddhist monks at worship, a scene that would have been familiar to Jian Zhen, a monk who traveled to Japan to propagate Buddhism. The school of Buddhism that Jian Zhen followed and preached was the Ritsu rite, which focused on the discipline of monasticism.

Jian Zhen, a Buddhist monk who did much to bring Buddhism to Japan, is credited with founding the Ritsu school, which concerns itself with

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:46-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on JIAN Zhen (Jiànzhēn 鉴真)|Jiànzhēn 鉴真 (JIAN Zhen)

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