Types of Buddhisms and requirments and how to become a Budhist officially
Im new to this. Im a 35 male from Surrey England, I practice Shaolin Martial Arts Gong Fu and Sanda, im learning mandarin in my spare time. I have been reading a lot about Buddhism with an interest in chan Buddhism being linked to shaolin martial arts but have some questions I hope you guys can help with. Where can I find the basic princlples behind the main Buddhist groups such as ther or may, but also the different sub groups like chan (zen) , i was also wondering is there any initiation ceromony, how do you change from christian to Buddhist offically so you would fill out paper work and state what your religion was. I have had a chat with a new friend on here by pm who was great help but im just casting my questions onto the main wall. Thanks everyone in advance.