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Transcript of Buddhism Project
Caroline Chen, Gracie Chen, Winnie Lam, Liana Luu
What Is Buddhism?
4th largest religion in the world
Buddhists believe in escape of suffering and want to achieve nirvana
The 3 trainings (Sila, Samadhi, Prajna,)
The 4 noble truths (Dukkha, Samudaya, Nirodha, Magga)
The 5 Precepts
How many people practice this religion?
Buddhism has over 500 million followers
Where is it practiced?
Practiced in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Japan, China and in some parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, the US and other European countries
Origin of Buddhism
originated in Northern India in the 5th Century B.C.E.
Earliest collection of Buddhist scripture
It has 3 categories: Sutras, Abhidharma, Vinaya
Contains description of Buddha, philosophical and psychological teachings, & rules and regulations
Some Buddhism symbols include:
Founder/Leader & Where Buddhism is Worshiped:
Chinese New Year
Magna Puja Day
Holy Days & Celebrations
Who is the founder of Buddhism?
typically referred to as the "Buddha"
all the tradition religion teachings, practices and rituals, are said to have come from him
Wheel of the Law
Buddha was once a wealthy prince but gave it all up to pursue the path of truth
Buddha is not fat.He was depicted this way because it symbolized happiness. Instead, Buddha was actually a thin man due to fasting.
Buddhists view Buddha as a teacher rather than a god.
In order to achieve enlightenment, Buddha sat under a fig tree
Siddhartha Guarana is the religious founder or leader of the religion Buddhism.
Many Buddhists have altars at home where they can make offerings. Buddhists can usually go to houses or temples to pray.
Types of Buddhism