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In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
The Religions Time Line is updated to add Buddhism.
Ask participants if they remember from the story when—meaning, during what time period—Siddhartha Gautama lived, or if they remember how old Buddhism is. If they do not remember, ask them to guess. After they have guessed, write "Buddhism" on a sticky note and place it at 531 BCE on the Religions Time Line. Tell participants that this is the estimated year of the Buddha's enlightenment. Note that Buddhism was born only a few years after Taoism, so Lao Tzu and the Buddha were contemporaries, living and teaching at the same time in different parts of the world. Locate India and China on the world map or globe.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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