Buddhism is one of the world's major religions, with its roots in Indian theology and spirituality.
The origins of Buddhism date back to the life of Siddhartha Gautama, a high-caste Indian born into a royal family in 563 BCE. Legend has it, his overprotective family sought to shelter him from the bitter, painful side of life, but through his own voyage of discovery, he came to certain fundamental truths about the world and how the world operates.
Siddhartha reached a point of inner consciousness and awareness, where he grasped the truths about suffering and liberation, which lead to true peace. At that moment, be became the Buddha, which means "Enlightened One."
How has Buddha's thought been developed over time? Where are Buddhists, and how do they practice their religion? Are there places of agreement with Christians? These and other issues are discussed in this two-session study.