Trinh Thi Ut
Abstract: Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism are present in Vietnam, Mahayana Buddhism is the kind of Buddhism that is most important and practised by most of the Vietnamese Buddhists. India and China have little, if any, effect, while Chinese Chan and Pure Land are the only significant schools to provide the philosophical and religious grounds for Buddhism ideas and practices in Vietnam. Additional characteristics of Vietnamese Buddhism were influenced by the development of Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism.
Keywords: Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism