By: Veronica Garcia/ 4th
Location and Movement
Buddhism began in Northern India and is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. This religion can be found just about anywhere worldwide, although this religion is mainly in Asian Countries , it has been removed because of the fact that it is a religion about suffering and needs to be getting rid of.
Customs/ Holidays of this religion
The buddhism have tons of Holidays, Festivals, and Customs but one of their festivals really caught my attention, its called "The Elephant Festival" it is celebrated on the third Sunday of November. The Buddha used the example of a wild elephant which, when it's caught, is harnessed to a tame one to train the same way a person new to Buddhism should have a special friendship of an older Buddhist, to mark the saying "Thais hold an elephant festival on the third Saturday in November."
What does this religion look like in Austin?
-Their is about 30 Worship places for the buddhist in just about anywhere in Austin
-Their is more than 350 million Buddhist in the world and 1.5 of them identify themselves as American Buddhist.
"About Buddhism." What is Buddhism |.N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2016.