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Overview 4 th largest religion 350 mil. Non-theistic– believing in gods could distract you from your path About personal journey Many schools of Buddhism.

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1 Overview 4 th largest religion 350 mil. Non-theistic– believing in gods could distract you from your path About personal journey Many schools of Buddhism

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3 Buddhism in the Subcontinent

4 Born in NE India (modern day Nepal) 583 BCE His mother had a dream that foretold greatness Groomed to be a Brahmin king

5 At 29 he escaped the compound and was exposed to life, and saw : An old man A dying man A corpse An ascetic

6 and so… Siddhartha’s mind was blown He saw hope in the life of an ascetic to Rejected his life and privilege and lived as an ascetic

7 Siddhartha had 5 companions during the 6 years he was an ascetic. Attempted to reach release through extreme self denial and self mortification mblr_mr5oh56XUc1st0h7ao1_500.jpg

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9 Buddha’s companions left him He sat under a Bodhi tree for 49 days Reached Enlightenment Was eventually convinced by new followers to spread his knowledge of how to attain Enlightenment

10 The Middle Way

11 The Four Noble Truths 1. There is suffering in the world 2. The cause of suffering is desire 3.Eliminate desire to attain Enlightenment 4.To reach Enlightenment, one must follow the Eightfold Path

12 The Eightfold Path

13 Right View Right Intention Right Speech Right Action Right Livelihood Right Effort Right Mindfulness Right Concentration

14 The Three Jewels of Buddhism: Buddha– the teacher Dharma—the teachings Sangha—the community

15 Types of Buddhism Theravada Mahayana Tibetan Zen

16 Theravada vs. Mahayana Theravada SE Asia 1 million followers Less variation of beliefs Goal: Enlightenment/ becoming a buddha Personality/ ego stands in the way of Nirvana– Meditation is the main way to reach Nirvana Few rituals Mahayana Northern and parts of SE Asia Encompasses a variety of believers Goal: Enlightenment for all! We are all one, and cannot be separated More players in the game (demons, spirits etc.) Many rituals

17 Mahayna Zen Buddhism Emerged in China Meditation Flexible Tibetan Buddhism Oral traditions Devotion to guru (lama) Incarnation of lamas culture/tibet-buddhism/tibet-buddhism-5.jpg

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