Second Buddhist Council

Where Did Buddhism Originate?

Buddhism , whether it is a religion, a philosophy or a practice often centered on meditation, was founded by Siddharta Gautama. It is born about -556 in the Julian calendar in India and will spread more widely two centuries later. It is one of the oldest religions still widely practiced today. Having developed outside of its region of origin, North-East India, it touched at one time or another almost the whole of the Asian continent, enriching itself with elements resulting from the cultures of Central Asia, Far East, Southeast Asia, Hellenistic and Himalayan.