BUDDHISM

By Alyssa G. Anthony

Founder of Buddhism

The founder of Buddhism was Siddhartha Gautama.

Do They Have a Higher Power

No.

DATE FOUNDED

The date that Buddhism was founded is about 520 BCE. Over to the right is the Wheel of Buddhism.

Adherents

The adherents of Buddhism is about 360 million.

Size Rank

The size rank of Buddhism is 4th largest world religion.

Sacred Text

The Sacred Text of Buddhism is Pali Canon.

Ultimate Reality

The ultimate reality of Buddhism is nothing. Nothing is permanent.

Major Holiday

Buddha's Birthday (May 25) is a major holiday of Buddhism.

Afterlife

Rebirth or Nirvana

1. Human Nature

No self or soul; nothing more than 5 impermanent components.

2. Purpose of Life

Escape Rebirth and attain Nirvana.

How They Live (EightFold Path)

  1. Right Beliefs
  2. Right Aspirations
  3. Right Speech
  4. Right Conduct
  5. Right Livelihood
  6. Right Effort
  7. Right Mindfulness
  8. Right Meditational Attainment
What Is Buddhism?

Festivals

In Buddhism they have a lot of festivals.

They Have:


January 2015 Mahayana New Year

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February 2015 Nirvana Day

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March 2015 Magha Puja Day

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April 2015 Theravada New Year

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May 2015 Wesak - Buddha Day

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July 2015 Asala - Dharma Day

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13th Monday Obon

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December 2015 Bodhi Day

They Train To Be Monks

Shaolin Monks Training

Buddhist Hand Gestures

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The Spiritual Leader is the Monk

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Facts From Here

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