Buddhism has characteristics of both religion and philosophy. If religion is defined as having belief in the existence of a central god to whom one prays for redemption and security, then Buddhism would not be considered... More »

Buddhism facts that are interesting include its origin, belief system and influence on today's western culture. Buddhism is a religion that originated in India about 2,500 years ago from an Indian prince named Siddharta ... More »

India is home to at least nine recognized religions. The major religions practiced in India are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. Zoroastrianism, Judaism and the Baha'i Faith are also practice... More »

It is believed that the religion of Buddhism first originated in India in the first century B.C. Buddhism is traced to the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who was an enlightened teacher during this time. He is commonly ... More »

In the religion of Buddhism, there is only one prophet, who was named Siddhartha Gautama. He was later known as Buddha, the enlightened one, and is estimated to have lived between 600 and 400 BC. The religion he created ... More »

The Dalai Lama is widely considered to be the leader of Buddhism. However, some practitioners of the Buddhist faith choose their own spiritual guides and do not recognize him as their leader. More »

People who practice Buddhism are called Buddhists, and they are divided into two groups: ordained monks and lay-people. The ordained monks practice their religion with extreme dedication and teach others about Buddhism w... More »