10 of the Most Common Misconceptions and Myths about Buddhism


More than 400 million people worldwide practice Buddhism, representing about 7% of the world’s population. Despite the prevalence of Buddhism as a religion, however, many people still believe common misconceptions about it. If you are interested in Buddhism, you may be surprised to learn that some things you thought you knew about it are not true. Here’s a look at the top 10 myths about Buddhism to help clear up some misunderstandings.