by Gu min Chung

Beliefs and RItuals


  • Three Universal Truths
  • Four Noble Truths
  • The Eightfold Path
  • The Five Precepts

  • Meditation - Mental concentration and mindfulness
  • Mantras - Sacred sounds
  • Mudras - Symbolic hand gestures
  • Prayer Wheels - Reciting mantras with the turn of a wheel
  • Monasticism
  • Pilgrimage - Visiting sacred sites
  • Veneration of Buddhas and Deities

Brief HIstory

About 2500 years ago, a prince named Siddhartha Gautama began to question his sheltered, luxurious life in the palace. He left the palace and saw four sights: a sick man, an old man, a dead man and a monk. These sights are said to have shown him that even a prince cannot escape illness, suffering and death. The sight of the monk told Siddhartha to leave his life as a prince and become a wandering holy man, seeking the answers to questions like "Why must people suffer?" "What is the cause of suffering?" Siddartha spent many years doing many religious 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.

The God

Buddhism is monotheistic

Their God is called Buddah

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