S: Buddhism Brochure
BC: Created by: Danielle Howard and Jessica Unsted
1: Buddhism teaches methods that will help you overcome the natural man by denying traits such as pride, slothfulness, and ignorance. They also help you gain a positive way of thinking and acting such as wisdom, peace, and charity work. Such methods and teachings can work for any individual as long as the individual has the patience to learn. In following these practices and giving up selfish human desires they are able to achieve nirvana, a stop in the process of reincarnation, a state of eternal peace and bliss.
2: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Wisdom | Ethical Conduct | Mental Development | http://www.thebigview.com/buddhism/eightfoldpath.html | The Eightfold Path
3: 1. Right View- See and understand things for what they truly are and realize the four noble truths 2. Right Intention- Commitment to ethical and mental self-improvement 3. Right Speech- First principle of ethical conduct. Positively phrased, this means to tell the truth, to speak friendly, warm, and gently and to talk only when necessary. 4. Right Action- Deeds that involve bodily actions. 5. Right Livelihood- One should earn one's living in a righteous way and that wealth should be gained legally and peacefully. 6. Right Effort- Without effort, which is in itself an act of will, nothing can be achieved 7.Right Mindfulness- The mental ability to see things as they are, with clear consciousness. 8. Right Concentration- The development of a mental force that occurs in natural consciousness
4: Buddha Day- first full moon day in may | Book: Tipitaka | Holy city (if there is one) is Bodh Gaya, India
6: The Five Precepts 1. Do not kill. Be kind to all creatures. 2. Do not steal. Give rather than take. 3. Do not lie. Be honest and open. 4. Do not misuse sex. 5. Do not consume alcohol or use recreational drugs.
9: + Siddhartha Gautama Siddartha was a young Indian prince who found himself unsatisfied, despite all the luxuries of his current life, so he abandoned his home, wife, and young son in an attempt to discover true happiness. For a while, he led an ascetic life by denying himself of any human pleasures, and even causing himself discomfort. That is, until he discovered that this way of living definitely would not bring him happiness. Instead he created his own lifestyle, which eventually led to Buddhism, a religion based off the teachings of Hinduism and the philosophy that ''want brings suffering''."