Buddhism

World Religions

Where and When It Originated

Buddhism was founded in late 6th BCE by Siddhartha Gautama.

It originated in China, Korea, Japan, east and southeast Asia.

Major Beliefs

Nirvana

Eightfold path

Self denial

Reincarnation

Four Noble Truths

  • Suffering
  • Cause of suffering
  • End of suffering
  • Path that leads to end of suffering

Prophets or Holy & Sacred Individuals

Siddhartha Gautama

aka

Buddha

Location

East and Southeast Asia

Holy Book or Writings

Sutras

Places of Worship

Temples

Holy Days

Vesak-Buddha's Birthday

Loy Krathong-festival of floating bowls

Sacred Symbols/ Cities

Lumbini-Buddha's birthplace

Bodhgaya-Buddha attained enlightenment

Sarnath-Buddha gave first sermon

Kushinara-Buddha's death happened

Religious Leaders & Symbols

Dalai Lama-Head Monk


Symbols

  • Wheel of Darma
  • Buddha Eyes
  • Conch Shell