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Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy?


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Buddhism is a Philosophy. That is the reason why people of all faiths and no faiths practices it.

It depends on how you define religion. Zen Buddhism was first introduced to the U.S. at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago 1893; for the last 40 years it has been introduced in College Comparative Religion courses as a World Religion via the Huston Smith book, The World's Religions and it is legally protected as a religion in this country.