By: Mikayla and Kenzie 5th hour

How did Buddhism start

About 2500 years ago, Siddhartha Gautama began to question his sheltered, luxurious life in the palace. Siddhartha left the palace and saw four sights: a sick man, an old man, a dead man and a monk. These sights showed him that even a prince cannot escape illness, suffering and death. The sight of the monk told Siddhartha to leave his life and become a wandering holy man. "Why must people suffer?" "What is the cause of suffering?" He spent many years doing practices such as praying, meditating, and fasting until he finally understood the basic truths of life. This realization occurred after sitting under a Poplar-figtree in Bodh Gaya, India for many days, in deep meditation. He gained enlightenment, or nirvana, and was given the title of Buddha, which means Enlightened One.

What dose Buddhism believe in.

They believed in the four noble truth. The four noble truth are human life has a lot of suffering,the cause of suffering is greed,there is an end to suffering,the way to the end suffering is to follow the middle path. They also believe in the eightfold path,the eight of them are right understanding and viewpoint,right value and attitude,right speech,right action,right work,right effort,right mindfulness, right meditation.

Who is the leader

The leader for Buddhism is monk.

Do they worship in a group and where

They worship in group. The worship in temples,meditation centers,and monasteries.

The main beliefs in Buddhism.

The main beliefs are that they believed in rebirth and reincarnation. Also believed in raced,background individuals irrespective age. Another one is that they overcome of delusions and negative mental sate of practice of meditation. The last on is living being all wish to be happy and to avoid suffering.

The links we used !!!!!

Uri.org Kadampa.org www.buddhanet.net www.ashwath0608.wordpress.com

What is it like now? How many followers?

Thailand- 95.00%, Cambodia- 90, Myanmar- 88, Bhutan- 75, Sri Lanka- 70, Tibet- 65, Laos- 60, Vietnam- 55, Japan- 50, Macau- 45, and Taiwan- 43

Fun facts!!!

1. Buddhist go to temples they can go when ever they want to go.

2. Smthey take their shoes off before entering a temple.

3. It's is common for Buddhist to go On a full moon day.