InterFaith Calendar: Buddhism
This excerpted content is from previous Connections InterFaith calendars
© 2005-2008 Chicago Center for Cultural Connections
Buddhism believes in the dignity and worth of each living being, in respect and compassion for all life and in the need for each person to find their own path to enlightenment and to an understanding of the nature of life.
That message spread both north to China, Korea and Japan and south to Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. European scholars brought Buddhism to Western Europe in the 1800s and the religion was formally introduced in the United States in 1893.
Buddhism teaches that there are four noble truths and an eightfold path to understanding the fragile and changing nature of life.