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Buddhism

Buddhism, founded by Gautama Siddharta in India, is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life.

Although there are different forms of Buddhism, the central teaching is that all life is interconnected, therefore having compassion is important. The teachings are also characterised by non-violence and a lack of dogma.

At the heart of the Buddha's teaching lie The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path which lead the Buddhist towards the path of Enlightenment. While there are many different forms of Buddhism across different regions, the key precepts are universal and the central religious practice of Buddhism is meditation.

Religious observance at significant festivals is not required by Buddhists (except monks).The most significant dates in the Buddhist calendar relate to the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha.