Buddhisms Location and dates of origin?
its location mainly exists in Asia today like in most of china, japan, and n,s Korea
The founder of Buddhism in this world is Buddha Shakyamuni. He was born as a royal prince in 624 BC in a place called Lumbini, which was originally in northern India but is now part of Nepal. 'Shakya' is the name of the royal family into which he was born, and 'Muni' means 'Able One'. His parents gave him the name Siddhartha and there were many wonderful predictions about his future. In his early years he lived as a prince in his royal palace but when he was 29 years old he retired to the forest where he followed a spiritual life of meditation. After six years he attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, India.
True, and Buddhism is largely influential mainly in Japan and Tibet. China is still largely a mix of Taoist-Buddhism, incorporating deities of the Taoist pantheon into the beliefs of Buddhism.
Conversely, Buddhism is not as popular a religion as Hinduism in India, despite having started in India.