What is Buddhism?

Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people around the world. The word comes from ‘budh’ (to awaken). It has its origins more than 2,500 years ago when Siddhattha Gotama, known as the Buddha, was himself awakened (enlightened) at the age of 35.

How Can Buddhism Help Me?

Buddhism explains a purpose to life. It explains apparent injustice and inequality around the world and it provides a code of practice or a way of life that leads to true happiness.

What did the Buddha Teach?

The Buddha taught many things, but the basic concepts in Buddhism can be summed up by the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, Dependent Origination and the Three Characteristics of Existence.

The above is adapted from the BuddhaNet website. Find out more at www.BuddhaNet.net.

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