Nalanda Monastic University

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One of the most influencing factors of Buddhism expansion and success in spreading the Buddha doctrine was the use of retreats and parks as monasteries, from the very time of Buddha Shakyamuni.

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Humanities 1 Art Work ProjectNalanda Monastic University One of the most influencing factors of Buddhism expansion and success in spreading the Buddha doctrine was the use of retreats and parks as monasteries, from the very time of Buddha Shakyamuni. While the followers of the Buddha started increasing over time with monks and nuns including all non-ordained or lay people, they quickly came with the need to find a place for shelter mainly from the heavy rains and other adverse weather conditions this was the origin of the used of parks and building that were donated by the laity to accommodate the monastic community. These retreats were called arama or sngharama and one of the most renowned was Jetavanarama from Sravasti. The monastic tradition of Buddhism is probably the oldest in the world, and certainly been the most widespread geographically and culturally, and we can say that a

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