By: Emily Diaz


Buddhism originated in India, but spread much farther than that. This reached places like Tibet, Cambodia, Korea, China and Japan, unlike Hinduism that remained in India for the most part.


Th "leader", or the founder of Buddhism was the man known as the Buddha, Siddartha Guatama. He was born around 563 B.C., into a ruling family of a small kingdom in the foothills of the Himalayas. He did not intentionally start a new religion, but to reform Hinduism.

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Just like the other major religions, there are many followers and is another form of "moral conduct"