Religion Portals: Atheism · Judaism · Bahá'í Faith · Sikhism · Buddhism · Tibetan Buddhism · Mahayana Buddhism · Theravada Buddhism · Catholicism · Anglicanism · Christianity · Eastern Christianity · Orthodox Christianity · Hinduism · Islam · Sunni Islam · Shia Islam · Mormonism · Church portals · Constructed religions · Scriptures: Qur'an explanations · The holy Qur'an · Torah · Tanakh · Talmud articles · Talmud · Mishnah · Bible(Explanations) · World English Bible · Bible (King James) · Bible (American Standard) · Conservative Bible Project · Book of Mormon articles · Book of Mormon · Buddhism Buddhism is a religion and a philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha (Pāli/Sanskrit "the awakened one"). The Buddha lived and taught in the northeastern Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by adherents as an awakened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering, achieve nirvana, and escape what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth. Buddhism is traditionally conceived as a path of liberation attained through insight into the nature of the mind. ↑ "Buddhism". (2009). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved November 26, 2009, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition. ↑ "Buddhism and Vedanta - a comparative study". http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/vonglasenapp/wheel002.html. Video Browse menu Part of a series onBuddhism Portal of Buddhism Outline of Buddhism History of Buddhism Timeline - Buddhist councils Major figures Gautama Buddha Disciples · Later Buddhists Dharma or concepts Four Noble Truths Noble Eightfold Path Three marks of existence Dependent origination Saṃsāra · Nirvāṇa Skandha · Cosmology Karma · Rebirth Practices and attainment Buddhahood · Bodhisattva 4 stages of enlightenment Wisdom · Meditation Smarana · Precepts · Pāramitās Three Jewels · Monastics Laity Countries and regions Schools Theravāda · Mahāyāna Vajrayāna Texts Chinese canon · Pali canon Tibetan canon Related topics Comparative studies Cultural elements This box: viewtalkedit Retrieved from "https://religion.wikia.org/wiki/Portal:Buddhism?oldid=32340" Categories: Portals Buddhism Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.