What Buddha’s called • Siddhartha Gotoma (given and family name) • Sakyamuni (sage of the Sakya clan) • Tathagatha (Title: The Perfect One) • Buddha (Awakened/Enlightened One) • Gotoma Buddha (Variation) • Gautama Buddha (Variation)
The Three Components of Buddhism • Dhamma (The law) • Buddha (The Buddha) • Sangha (The Priesthood)
The Four NobleTruths • Life is Suffering • Suffering comes from desire • The cessation of suffering is possible by striving toward nirvana • The way toward nirvana is the Noble Eightfold Path
The Noble Eight Fold Path • Right speech • Right action • Right livlihood • Right Effort • Mindfulness • Concentration • Right understanding • Right Resolve
What we’ll not cover • The various branches of Buddhism, like Mahayana, Zen, and Theravada. • The history of the spread of Buddhism. • Demography • Etc.