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Buddhism brought with it not just temples and images, but also ways of worshipping.  Here we will look at some of the ways Buddhism is practiced in China today, looking separately at lay and clerical practice.  

Regional variation in the material trappings of Buddhism should be kept in mind.  The biggest divide is between areas where Tibetan Buddhism is dominant (Tibet, Ningxia, Qinghai, and Inner Mongolia predominantly), and other regions of China.  Buddhism arrived in Tibet by a different route, primarily from India, and although there was much interchange between Tibetan Buddhism and schools of Buddhism in Tang and later China, many differences in both doctrine and practice have persisted until today. 

Monks and Nuns

Lay People