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Buddhist Religion . By: Mykalah Kellogg. What is Buddhism?. The goal for Buddhism is to attain nirvana, a state of complete peace in which one is free from the distractions of desire and self-consciousness. History . Creator of Buddhism Birth: 580 BC Buddha Siddhartha Gautama - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Indigenous Religion

By: Mykalah KelloggBuddhist Religion

The goal for Buddhism is to attain nirvana, a state of complete peace in which one is free from the distractions of desire and self-consciousness.

What is Buddhism?

Creator of BuddhismBirth: 580 BCBuddha Siddhartha Gautama Location: Lumbini, Southern Nepal Left Southern Nepal at the age of 29 Set on a path to teach people Enlightenment

History

Foundation of Buddhism1. Dukkha Truth of Suffering 2. Samudaya Truth of the cause of suffering3. Nirhodha Truth of the end of suffering4. Magga Truth of the path that frees us from sufferingFour Noble Truths

Meditation Mental concentration and mindfulnessMantras SoundsMudras Symbolic movementof the handPrayer Wheel Recite Mantras with the turn of a wheel

Rituals

Leaders of BuddhismThich Nhat HanhBorn: 1926Founded the School of Youth for Social Services (SYSS) in Saigon, VietnamStudied at Princeton UniversityLectured at Cornell University and Colombia University Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (1967)

Tenzin Gyatso Dalai Lama14th Dalai LamaBorn: 1935 in TibetLeader of Tibetan peopleLeft for India in 1959First Dalai Lama to travel to the WestNoble Peace Prize (1989)State Congressional Gold Metal (2007)

Master Cheng Yen Born: 1937FemaleTaiwanese Buddhist Nun/TeacherFounder of Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi FoundationProvides active help for the Myanmars Cyclone Nigris

By the spread to numerous countries, it was able to develop into a religion

Spread to almost all the countries of the worldPopulation: 350 millionHalf of the practice is Mahayana Buddhism

Status of Buddhism

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