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  2. Buddhism, religion and philosophy that developed from the doctrines of the Buddha, a teacher who lived in northern India between the mid-6th and mid-4th centuries BCE. Buddhism has played a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia, and, beginning in the 20th century, it spread to the West.

  3. Buddhism - Wikipedia

    Buddhism (/ ˈ b ʊ d ɪ z əm / BUUD-ih-zəm, US also / ˈ b uː d-/ BOOD-), also known as Buddha Dharma, and Dharmavinaya (transl. "doctrines and disciplines"), is an Indian religion or philosophical tradition based on teachings attributed to the Buddha.

  4. Buddhism - Founder, Beliefs & Origin | HISTORY

    Buddhism is a faith that was founded by Siddhartha Gautama—also known as “the Buddha”—more than 2,500 years ago in India. With an estimated 500 million to one billion followers, scholars consider...

  5. Buddhism - National Geographic Society

    Buddhism is one of the world’s largest religions and originated 2,500 years ago in India. Buddhists believe that the human life is one of suffering, and that meditation, spiritual and physical labor, and good behavior are the ways to achieve enlightenment, or nirvana. Grades 5 - 8 Subjects Religion, Social Studies, Storytelling Photograph

  6. Buddhism - Modern Practice, Beliefs, Teachings | Britannica

    Buddhism - Modern Practice, Beliefs, Teachings: During the 19th and 20th centuries, Buddhism responded to new challenges and opportunities that cut across the regional religious and cultural patterns that characterized the Buddhist world in the premodern period.

  7. Teachings and spread of Buddhism | Britannica

    Buddhism, Major world religion and philosophy founded in northeastern India between the 6th and 4th centuries bce. Based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha , Buddhism takes as its goal the escape from suffering and from the cycle of rebirth: the attainment of nirvana.

  8. Buddhism Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

    Buddhism: [noun] a religion of eastern and central Asia growing out of the teaching of Siddhārtha Gautama that suffering is inherent in life and that one can be liberated from it by cultivating wisdom, virtue, and concentration.

  9. Buddhism is one of the leading world religions in terms of adherents, geographical distribution, and socio-cultural influence. While largely an “Eastern” religion, it is becoming increasingly popular and influential in the Western world.

  10. Buddhism definition: . See examples of BUDDHISM used in a sentence.

  11. Buddhism - Definition, Meaning & Synonyms |

    Buddhism: 1 n the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth Types: show 8 types... hide 8 types... Mahayana , Mahayana Buddhism one of two ...