Brief History By the middle of the 1970s the full functioning Buddhist Temples were very few in the United States. Today Buddhist temples and communities from different countries have sprung up and continue to grow in numbers. Therefore, an international organization wholly dedicated to collaboration and cooperation among the Buddhist communities is urgently needed. With this end in view, a small meeting was convened at Wat Thai Washington, DC on August 29, 2015 under the leadership of Ven. Thanat Inthisan (Ph.D.) and Ven. Katugastota Uparatana, and it was agreed by those present that an International Buddhist Association having these purposes should be founded. International Buddhist Association of America (IBAA) was established to promote and conduct the Spiritual Worship, Buddhist studies, and to perform religion activities in a spirit of non-sectarian tolerance of Buddhist communities in the United States.
In China, Buddhism shares the religious landscape with the two native religions of China, i.e. Taoism and Confucianism. In Japan, Buddhism shares the religious landscape with the native religion of Japan, i.e. Shintoism. In India, Buddhism co-existed with Hinduism and Jainism from 500 BCE to 500 CE. It practically disappeared from India after the Hindu Renaissance starting around 500 CE. In Nepal, Buddhism has co-existed with Hinduism to this day.
Yāna (Sanskrit and Pāli: "vehicle") refers to a mode or method of spiritual practice in Buddhism, and in particular to divisions of various schools of Buddhism according to their type of practice