Buddhism in Taipei:

The year Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, first moved to Taipei: 1959

Number of Buddhist TV channels available in Taipei: 6

Number of steps up to Zhinan Temple, which houses a golden Buddha statue gifted from the deputy prime minister of Thailand: 1200

Percentage of total population that practices Buddhism: 19.8%

Percentage of total population that practices Taoism: 18.7%

Percentage of total population that practices traditional folk religions: 27.9%

Year that Taipei’s Huafan University, the first university founded by Buddhists in Taiwan, was accredited: 1997

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