Major Far East Religions

(Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism) By: Kennedy Cross


Hinduism is a religion or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal.


No single founder

Place of worship: puja

sacred text: Vedic

God: Brahma

They believe in animal sacrifices.


Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha.


Founder: Siddhartha

Place of Worship: May sit on the floor barefoot facing an image of Buddha and chanting.

Scared text: Tripitaka

God: Buddha

They believe in peace and meditating.


Confucianism is known as Ruism, is a system of philosophical and "ethical-sociopolitical teachings" sometimes described as a religion.


Founder: Kongzi

Place of Worship: They don't go anywhere to worship, they just follow their holy text.

Sacred Text: Lun-yu

God: No real leader either doesn't believe in a god.

It is more like a moral code or way to live life than an organized religion (even though technically, it is a religion)”