Buddhism 102: Conclusion

As we have seen, Mahayana Buddhism is a vast tradition that succeeded early Buddhism and spread across the world, bringing the Dharma to many cultures previously separated from Indian Buddhism.  The flexibility of “expedient means”, “emptiness” and the vast array of Buddhist deities helped Mahayana Buddhism adapt well in other cultures.

As we’ll see in the next Buddhism course, Mahayana Buddhism is the foundation of such traditions as Jodo Shinshu, Zen, Tibetan Buddhism as well.

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