Does religion have a place in society and does it really effect how we function ?
Buddhism in Australia
Buddhism first arrived in Australia in the 1800's with asian immigrants and started to really take place in society in the 1900's
- despite the 1901 immigration restriction act many Anglo Australians went over to china and proceeded to learn about their culture and Buddhist traditions and teachings.
development in Australia
-The first ever official Buddhist temple to be constructed in Australia was built in 1856 by the secular Sze Yap group.
Immigration restriction act
- The white Australia policy was paced in Australia in 1901. this caused many Buddhist (as they were mainly of Asian decent) to be deported out of Australia. this caused Buddhist numbers to drop substantialy
What has Buddhism contributed to Australia wellbeing?