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  1. Buddhism

  2. What Do Buddhists Believe in? • When you die you are born again • Good actions = good next life • Bad actions = bad next life • Not free of death unless you give up wanting money • Salvation = Personal experience of enlightenment • Compassion must be practiced

  3. What Do Buddhists Believe in? Continued • Buddhist teachings called the “Dharma” • No self satisfaction or self torture = Nirvana • Nirvana = Healthy body, not starved/overfed. • To live is to suffer • The cause of suffering is desire • Stop suffering = live moderately

  4. What Do Buddhists Believe in? Continued • Not to steal • Not to take lives • Not to lie • Not to use intoxicating substances

  5. How Do Buddhists Practice Their Religion? • Give up money • Avoid Desires • Meditate for hours a day • Take a bow of celibacy • Overcome the fear of death • Try to live a moderate life.

  6. How did Buddhism start? • Began 2500 years ago= India • Teacher= Siddhartha Gautama • Siddhartha Gautama= called Buddha • Buddhists believe= Buddha’s before Gautama • Gautama’s teachings= “present Buddhist teachings • Buddha first followers= 5 holy men (continue)

  7. Other people interested in his teachings= asked to join • Group known as Sangha • Women weren’t allowed at first= eventually women could join • 45 years= Buddha spent time traveling around India& other countries preaching& teaching • Buddha died= followers carried on his teachings • Buddhism continued to grow

  8. ) Who are their Gods/religious leaders? • 3 different types of Buddhist. • Theravada, Mahayna, and Western Buddhist Order. • Leaders: Buddha • No god • Definition of Buddha • ( The Awakened One)

  9. What are some special festivals? • Why are they important? • 3 different types of Buddhist. • Thervada: (Kathrina.) • Mahayana: • (guro rinpoche’s birthday) • (obon)( han matsuri)(Tibetan new • year). • Western Buddhist Order(sangha day) • (Buddha day)(Dharma day).

  10. What kind of clothing do Buddhists wear? • Normal Buddhists= normal clothing • Monks/ nuns= robes (meditation clothing) • Orange robe= Theravada school • Dark red robes= Zen& pure land Buddhists • Western Buddhists order= dress in ordinary clothes - so no one thinks they are diff. • White robes= Trainee monks - Reminds them simplicity of monastic life

  11. what are there holidays ? • April = Hamamatsu which is Buddha's birth day • July = dharama guru • November = sangha day • May =Buddha day buddha birthday • February = losartibeaten new year • The Buddhist festival most important in the countries.

  12. What are there religious symbols ? • The lotus flower is the symbol of purity and can be any colure but blue • Dharamachakra is the symbol of the weel of law and the eight spokes represents the Nobel eightfold path • Stupa represents symbolic grave monument were relics of a holy monk are kept. Also symbolizes the universe • Triratana represents the Buddha the dharama and the sangha • Chatra represents all protection against evil. • Dhvaja represents the Buddha's teaching. • The deer represents the first sermon of the Buddha witch was held in the deer part of benares • Naga represents the vestige of pre Buddhist firtility rituals and protector of the Buddha and the dharama

  13. The Lotus= a very important symbol of Buddhism. • <The Lotus> refers to speech the mind . • <The Lotus> complete purification of body. • <The Lotus> blossoming of wholesome deeds of liberation. • The Lotus like our life. • The Lotus= pure. What is an important symbol in Buddhism?

  14. Buddhist religious text= Trip taka • Trip taka= 3 kind of the sacred scriptures of Buddhism. <Trip taka> also= ‘3 baskets’ <Trip taka> 1st basket= teachings of the Buddha. <Trip taka> 2nd basket= the discipline for the Sangha. <Trip taka> 3rd basket= special teaching. What religious text does Buddhism follow?

  15. Trip taka describes Buddhist various canons of scriptures. • Trip taka encourages people’s life. Why is Trip taka important?

  16. What are two types of interesting/important customs • Meditation = enlightenment • Live in Monasteries or Nunneries • Only live w/ 4 items include 3 robe, razor and begging bowl. • Study text meditating • See day to day running of monastery (continue)

  17. Working for community • End lives as Munks • Pravrajyceremony boy =novice Munks start @ age 8 • having head and putting on robe • Promise to obey 10 precepts • Complete one using 130,000 wood blocks (fortripiaka)

  18. Thank you for watching!