Buddhism

by Tegan Owens

History

When was this started?

Buddhism was started about 2,500 years ago


Where was it started?

Buddhism was started in India.


Why was Buddhism started?

Buddhism was started because of Prince Siddharth. He started meditation and meditated for 3 WEEKS! WOW! He also fasted which means he didn't eat or drink.

Main Beliefs

Afterlife and Reincarnation is what happens after life.


Buddahs and Deities are sacred and are worshipped.


Human nature was another main belief and the Buddhists would meditate with wooden or golden Buddha figures.


Purpose of life like Nirvana which is the the state of perfection or being perfect.

Organization

Where & how do they worship?

Buddhists worship by meditating. Meditating is thinking about one thing for a long period of time and not eatting or bathing.


Where do they worship?

Buddists worship in churches and temples or any where they feel comfortable in.

Statistics

How many followers worldwide?

About 360 people.


Followers in the U.S.A?

There are about 1.5 million.


Other interesting facts?

Date Founded: c. 520 bcgz

Size Rank: 4th largest world religion

Credits :)

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