The Three Trainings or Practices
1. Sila: Virtue, good conduct, morality. This is based on two fundamental principles:
2. Samadhi: Concentration, meditation, mental development. Developing one's mind is the path to wisdom which in turn leads to personal freedom.
3. Prajna: Discernment, insight, wisdom, enlightenment. Wisdom will emerge if your mind is pure and calm.
The Four Noble Truths
The Buddha's Four Noble Truths explore human suffering.
The Eightfold Path
Panna: Discernment, wisdom:
Sila: Virtue, morality:
3. Samma vaca: Right speech: no lying, criticism, condemning, gossip, harsh language
4. Samma kammanta Right conduct by following the Five Precepts
5. Samma ajiva: Right livelihood; support yourself without harming others
Samadhi: Concentration, meditation:
6. Samma vayama Right Effort: promote good thoughts; conquer evil thoughts
7. Samma sati Right Mindfulness: Become aware of your body, mind and feelings
8. Samma samadhi Right Concentration: Meditate to achieve a higher state of consciousness
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. (2009). Buddhism's core beliefs. Religioustolerance.org. Retrieved 21 May 2017, from http://www.religioustolerance.org/buddhism1.htm
5 Precepts -- a moral code for daily living
BDEA/BuddhaNet. (1996-2017). A Basic Buddhism Guide: Buddhist Ethics. Buddhanet.net. Retrieved 21 May 2017, from http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/budethics.htm
Buddhism like some other religions has several traditions that place different interpretations on the above tenets and accordingly developed diverse practices and rites. Two main traditions are Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism
Visits seven of the most famous ancient and modern Buddhist locations around the world. At each further insight to the long and rich history of Buddhism is gained by speaking to Buddhists who explain their beliefs.
Outlines the beliefs of Panin, a young Buddist .
Visits Maha Bodhi temple of Bodh Gaya an importance Buddhist sacred place. Considers beliefs, art, literature and architecture and development of Buddha's teachings.