Fast Facts on Buddhism
Buddhist statistics, history, beliefs and practices at a glance.
Buddhism; Buddhist; boeddhisme; budismo
Based on teachings of Siddharta Gautama (the Buddha) in c. 520 BC, NE India.
Varies: Theravada atheistic; Mahayana more polytheistic. Buddha taught nothing is permanent.
Meditation, mantras, devotion to deities (in some sects), mandalas (Tibetan)
Vary by region, but often include Buddha's birthday, Buddha's enlightenment, lunar quarters
Tripitaka (Pali Canon); Mahayana sutras like the Lotus Sutra; others.
|Title||Fast Facts on Buddhism|
|Published||March 17, 2004|
|Updated||November 20, 2016|
|MLA Citation||“Fast Facts on Buddhism.” ReligionFacts.com. 20 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 21 Jan. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/|