Founded/Created: 531 BCE (more than 2,500 years ago).
Adherents: 360 million, primarily in the East but growing worldwide.
Prophets: Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha ("the Awakened One"), for whom the faith is named. The Buddha, while revered, is not considered divine.
Holidays: Many local celebrations exist in different countries. Some of the more common are:
Many Buddhists celebrate all three holidays together as Wesak, in May.
Terms and Fundamental Precepts:
Shared with Unitarian Universalism:
Other connections between Unitarian Universalism and Buddhism:
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
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