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  1. Buddhism By: Daniel Schollie To do no evil; To cultivate good; To purify one's mind: This is the teaching of the Buddhas.-Buddha

  2. History of Buddhism • 563-483 BCE • 528 BCE • 521 BCE • 483 BCE • 259 - 232 BCE

  3. Religious Structure • No Divine Creator • Achieved enlightenment • Transformation of character • Mahayana Buddhism • Theravada Buddhism • Vajrayana Buddhism

  4. Fundamental Principles of the Religion • The Four Noble Truths • The Eightfold Path • Reincarnation • Middle Path • Karma • Dharma

  5. Important dates • New Year • Buddha Day • Ulambana Day (Ancestor Day) • Bodhi Day (Enlightenment Day)

  6. Major Contributors to Religion • Siddhartha Gautama (563-483 BCE) • Asoka Maurya (304–232 BCE) • 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (1935-Present CE)

  7. Holy Literature • Tipitaka • Sutra

  8. Locations, Symbols, Artifacts

  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eH8sawewws&NR=1 Spread of Buddhism

  10. PERCENT OF POPOULATION WHO ARE OPENLY BUDDHIST BY COUNTRY

  11. Influence on Political/Economic Structures • Asoka Maurya • Tibet • Economy

  12. Roles of Women • Buddhism does not identify with a particular sex • Ignores sexual identity of person’s • Women’s position tended to be better in Buddhism rather than ancient India • This is the only vehicle  Be it a woman or be it a man  The one who takes this vehicle  Can reach the peace of (Nirvana) Buddha's utterance (Sam.Nik., 1, 5, 6)

  13. Impact on Art, Science, Technology • Open to Scientific advancements • Technology

  14. Wishing: In gladness and in safety, May all beings be at ease.

  15. Bibliography • "Aims of Buddhist Education." Access to Insight. Web. 20 Oct. 2010. <http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_35.html>. • "Buddhism." ABC.net.au. Web. 20 Oct. 2010. <http://www.abc.net.au/religion/stories/s796474.htm>. • "Buddhism: Tipitaka." Oracle ThinkQuest Library. Web. 20 Oct. 2010. <http://library.thinkquest.org/28505/buddhism/tipit.htm>. • "Buddhist Holidays and Festivals." Urban Dharma / Buddhism in America. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma3/holidays.html>. • "History of Buddhism." My Webspace Files. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/buddhahist.html>. • Category, By. "History of Buddhism - Timeline." Agnosticism / Atheism - Skepticism & Atheism for Atheists & Agnostics. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://atheism.about.com/library/chronologies/blchron_buddhism_bce.htm>. • "LIFE OF BUDDHA." SOULEDOUT.ORG MONAD. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. http://www.souledout.org/wesak/storybuddha.html • "The Tripitaka." Home Page. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.zhaxizhuoma.net/DHARMA/Tripitaka/IndexTripitaka.html>. • “Buddhism pgs.24-29” SUSAN MEREDITH. 23 Oct. 2010. • Usbourne book of World Religions.