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Buddhism by Jeremy, Norah, and Michael

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Michael Corvello

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Transcript of Buddhism by Jeremy, Norah, and Michael

By: Norah, Michael,
and Jeremy

The Eight Fold Path
Right Understanding
Right Motavation
Moral Discpline
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Mental Displine
Right Effort
Right Mindfullness
Right Meditation
Four Noble Truths
To live is to suffer
Cause of suffering is self-centered desire and attachments
The solution is to eliminate desire
The way to Nirvana is through the "Eight- Fold Path"
The Eight Fold Path is a set
of guidelines that Buddha has
created to achieve Nirvana.
The Four Noble Truths are the essence of
Buddha's teachings.
Lotus Flower
The Lotus flower is a sacred flower to the Buddhists
Who is Buddha?

Buddha was born in 563 B.C.E.
His birth name was Siddhartha Gautama-of noble castle in India
He died when he was 80 (483 B.C.E.)
In his death bed he predicted that another person will achieve Nirvana and become Buddha
Need-to-Know Info
Life and Death of Buddha
Buddha was
a god
He started Buddhism
Enlightenment of Buddha

When Buddha was 29, he rejected the life luxury to find the solution to suffering
He sat under a tree and meditated for a month
When he awoken, he had reached Nirvana
He spent the next 45 years teaching people to become enlightened
The Lotus flower is in most pictures of Buddha

What is Nirvana?
Nirvana is awakening to the truth of life
Nirvana is a peaceful, detached state of mind
Achieving Nirvana means escape from the cycle of rebirth
Other important facts about Buddhism
Where is Buddhism mainly practiced?
Thai-land has the highest percentage of people that are Buddhists. It is 95% Buddhists.
China has the highest population (102,000,000)
Buddhism was founded in the late sixth century (B.C.E.)
Their are about 360 million Buddhists
"Number of Buddhists World-Wide." Buddhist Studies. BDEA / BuddhaNet, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.
"The Origins of Buddhism." Asia Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.
"Largest Buddhist Populations." Buddhist Studies. BDEA/BuddhaNet, n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.
Holy Texts
The Tripitaka and Lotus Sudra are both holy texts written by Buddha and his followers.
(the teacher)
(the teaching)

(the community)
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