Skip to main content

buddhism banner

Fast Facts

dharma wheel

 

Founded: 400 BCE to 500 BCE

 

Origin: Ancient India and Nepal

 

Founder: Siddhārtha Gautama (the Buddha or Enlightened One)

 

Sacred Texts: Tipitaka (or Pali Canon), Sutras, Tibetan Book of the Dead, and many others

 

Followers: Buddhists

 

Current Population: 520 million

Links

Introduction to Buddhism

The Buddha

Books in the Library

Core Beliefs

Noble Eightfold Path

  1. Right View
  2. Right Intention
  3. Right Speech 
  4. Right Action
  5. Right Livelihood
  6. Right Effort
  7. Right Mindfulness
  8. Right Concentration

 

Five Precepts

  1. Do not kill
  2. Do not steal
  3. Do not engage in bodily misconduct
  4. Do not lie
  5. Do not take intoxicants
Ms. Elizabeth Gartley | Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School | 240 Ocean Street | South Portland, Maine | 04106 | Tel: 207-799-7386