Buddhism APHG PPT

Topics: Gautama Buddha, Four Noble Truths, Noble Eightfold Path Pages: 13 (296 words) Published: December 14, 2014
Buddhism
Lucy Smith
Kendra Krim

Buddhism
originated in
Northern India.

Cultural Diffusion
No clear pattern of diffusion.

Spacial Distribution
Located mostly in China and surrounding areas.

Core Beliefs


Buddhism offers an explanation for evil and
human suffering.



The Four Noble Truths: the doctrines of Buddha:


All life is suffering,



The cause of suffering is ignorant desire,



This desire can be destroyed,



The means to this is the Eightfold Path.

Buddhism is a universalizing
religion because members can
be of any ethic, national or
racial background.

Buddhism is
autonomous because
there is no central
authority.

Distinguishing
Symbols


Victory Banner



Buddha



Parasol



Conch Shell



Dharmachakra



Endless Knot



Auspicious Drawing



Golden Fishes



Lotus

Death/Burial
Practices


The deceased are dressed in the everyday clothes that he or she  would normally wear.



Organ donation and donating the body to medical research are  both acceptable in the Buddhist faith.



Embalming is acceptable in Buddhism.



If the body is to be cremated, monks or family members lead  chanting at crematorium. Cremated remains may be collected by  the family the following day, and may be kept by the family,  enshrined in a columbarium or urn garden, or scattered at sea.

Cultural Landscape
Pagodas are the principle 
form of Buddhist 
architecture, which are 
used as religious 
multistory Buddhist towers, 
used as a memorial or 
shrine.

Cultural Landscape
Stupas were the most 
important place among all the 
earliest Buddhist sculptures. 
A Stupa is a dome­shaped 
monument, used to house 
Buddhists’ artifacts or to 
commemorate significant 
facts of Buddhism.

Cultural Landscape
The Buddhist temples 
and monasteries, found 
in every Buddhist 
country, form 
an example of the 
Buddhist architecture.

Sources


http://www.martinsaphug.com/learn/units/c
ulture/buddhism/



http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/histo
ry/b8symbol.htm



http://www.everplans.com/articles/buddhist
-funeral-traditions

Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Essay on Buddhism
  • Essay about buddhism
  • Buddhism Essay
  • Buddhism Essay
  • Buddhism Essay
  • Essay about Buddhism
  • Buddhism Essay
  • buddhism Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free