• Buddhism | Foundations, History, Systems, Mythology ...

    www.britannica.com/topic/Buddhism Buddhism, religion and philosophy that developed from the doctrines of the Buddha, a teacher who lived in northern India between the mid-6th and mid-4th centuries BCE. Buddhism has played a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia, and, beginning in the 20th century, it spread to the West.
  • Buddhism - Definition, Founder & Origins - HISTORY

    www.history.com/topics/religion/buddhism Buddhism is a religion that was founded by Siddhartha Gautama (“The Buddha”) more than 2,500 years ago in India. With about 470 million followers, scholars consider Buddhism one of the major ...
  • What is Buddhism? A short introduction for beginners

    www.diamondway-buddhism.org/buddhism Buddhism is a set of methods to live and die better. Buddhist meditation develops joy, fearlessness and compassion. Anyone can achieve enlightenment by learning from an authentic teacher.
  • Introduction to Basic Beliefs and Tenets of Buddhism

    www.learnreligions.com/introduction-to-buddhism-449715 Buddhism is so different from other religions that some people question whether it is a religion at all. For example, the central focus of most religions is one or many. But Buddhism is non-theistic. The Buddha taught that believing in gods was not useful for those seeking to realize enlightenment.
  • BBC - Religion: Buddhism

    www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism Buddhism is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development. Buddhists strive for a deep insight into the true nature of life and do not worship gods or deities.
  • What is Buddhism? | The Buddhist Centre

    thebuddhistcentre.com/buddhism Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow a ...
  • Buddhism - ReligionFacts

    www.religionfacts.com/buddhism Buddhism began in India 2,500 years ago and remains the dominant world religion in the East. There are over 360 million followers of Buddhism worldwide and over a million American Buddhists today. Buddhist concepts have also been influential on western culture in general, particularly in the areas of meditation and nonviolence.
  • Basics of Buddhism - PBS

    www.pbs.org/edens/thailand/buddhism.htm Buddhism: An Introduction. Buddhism is a major global religion with a complex history and system of beliefs. The following is intended only to introduce Buddhism's history and fundamental tenets ...
  • About Buddhism

    www.aboutbuddhism.org About Buddhism. Welcome to About Buddhism. Here you will find some information on Buddhism to help you gain a basic understanding of this ancient religion and philosophy. In general, Buddhism is a way of finding peace within oneself. It is a religion that helps us to find the happiness and contentment we seek.
  • A Basic Buddhism Guide: 5 Minute Introduction

    www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/5minbud.htm • What is Buddhism? Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people around the world. The word comes from 'budhi', 'to awaken'. It has its origins about 2,500 years ago when Siddhartha Gotama, known as the Buddha, was himself awakened (enlightened) at the age of 35.