• Just like there is essences of the peach tree, there is
essence in Po.
There are no accidents; no mistakes Without the dragon
scroll, there is not dragon warrior; from the time Po was
chosen he was judged on his appearance, his skill,
• Po was able to defeat Tai Lung because of his ‘unique’ or
unorthodox skill set, even at one point in the battle using his fat
stomach to bounce Tai Lung into the air. Po actualized his
original mind; he actualized his original self; he became one
with his Buddha-nature and defeated the most feared warrior in
all of China. His holiness Master Oogway was correct.
I. Foundations of Buddhism
A. Siddhartha Gautama “Buddha”
1. 560 b. c. – 480 b. c.
2. Prince in Nepal (Hindu)
a. Young man surrounded by luxury and
b. Parents made sure he did not see or
experienced anything negative.
3. Left palace to see outside world (29 years
a. Shocked by old age, sickness and death
4. Gave up his kingdom, left his
wife and children to search
for why there was so much
a. Rejected his dharma!
5. Wandered for 6 years
6. While meditating
under a tree, the
answer came to him
a. He became Buddha
b. (The Enlightened
c. He was the one with
7. Became preaching
his sermon and
dedicated the rest of
The Story of Buddha
• Create a comic that represents
The Story of Buddha.
• Comic should be at least 6
Boxes; Box should be labeled
with incident that occured in
• Birth, Royal Life, Forums of
Suffering, Ascetic, Becomes the
Buddha, Buddha’s Teachings
II. Teachings of Buddhism
A. Four Noble Truths
1. Suffering is part of existence.
2. The origin of suffering is desire (for
3. You can end suffering and find
4. You can achieve nirvana.
a. Nirvana is the final death.
It stops the never-ending cycle of life,
D. To achieve nirvana, one must follow
the Noble Eightfold Path– Mindfulness
1. Know the truth.
2. Resist evil.
3. Say nothing to hurt others.
4. Do nothing to hurt others.
5. Get a job that hurts no one.
6. Free your mind of evil.
7. Control your thoughts and feelings
8. Practice meditation.
• Buddhism was slow to spread in India
• During the 200’s B. C., India’s ruler,
Asoka, changed the official religion to
• After his death, Hinduism took back
over as main religion
• Today practiced in China, Korea,
Japan, and others in Southeast Asia
Use your notes to answer the
• Who was the founder of
• Where is Buddhism
• What preaching by Buddha
focuses on suffering?
• What is Nirvana?
B. Rejection of rituals
1. Hinduism believes rituals are
important, but Buddhism does not.
a. Sing hymns from the Vedas, light
the sacred fire, make offerings)
C. Buddha urged people to be good to
a. Be kind, gentle and show
mercy to one another
Spread of Buddhism
Spread throughout Asia in the following ways:
• Trade (for example, by merchants and
monks who traveled along the Silk Road)
• Government support (rulers who sent out
missionaries to spread the religion, built
Buddhist temples and pilgrimage sites, and
• Cultural exchanges between governments (for
example, Korean emissaries who visited
Japan, and Japanese adoption of Chinese
styles of art, architecture, government, and
• Missionaries (monks who traveled abroad to
teach Buddhism and translate Buddhist texts
into other languages)
• War (invasions that displaced Buddhist
refugees and forced them to move to new
03/29 Assessment: Buddhism
• Complete your assessment over Buddhism–
make sure to use complete sentences in
the short answer questions.
• When you are done, get a worksheet from
me to to complete for Homework; this is
Start in the center
of the mandala
with one piece of
the pie. Draw a
shape in one part
of the pie (or pizza
slice) and then
repeat the shapes
in all of the pieces
in the same spot
on all pieces.
H. Divisions into “sects” or
1. Mahayana Buddhism
a. Greatly influenced by
b. Believe that Buddha was more
than a teacher
1. No rituals
F. Holy Days–
1. Nirvana Day:
2. Celebration of Buddha’s
death, when he reached
Nirvana at the age of
3. Theravada New Year,
4. Vesak, Buddha Day–
a. He was a
b. Nirvana is a
c. Saints can
The Great Buddha (Daibutsu)
The central figure in the temple is Vairocana
(Vai-RO-cha-na) Buddha, who represents the "source and
center of creation" (20). The Japanese statue echoes a
monumental stone carving of Vairocana commissioned in
the 670s by the Tang
court in one of the
temples near Luoyang,
2. Therevada or Hinayana Buddhism
• Buddha was simply a teacher
• Holiest life is that of a Buddhist
• Popular among
I. Statues and
1. Statues of Buddha
2. Temple: Pagoda:
usually in China,
The Middle Way- Moderation
(between two extreme’s)
• Example- Very Expensive Nice
Comparing and Contrasting
Buddhism and Hinduism
Watch the following video and complete the
chart; we are going to go over this in 5
● Many Gods
● Caste System
● Belief in Dharma
● Holy Books: Vedas
● Originated in 2000 BC
● Widely practiced in Southeast
● No God
● No Caste System
● No Belief in Dharma
● No holy book
● Originated about 1000 BCE
● Grows out of Hinduism
● Practiced in Southeast and East
● Live by the Four Noble Truths and 8
● Belief in reincarnation and karma; Hindus believe that it is
much more strict – must go through the caste system
● End goal : Achieve enlightenment, you end the cycle of
rebirth; both believe that your soul ends at that time. Hindus
Moksha; Buddhism: Nirvana
● Originated in Northern India
● Siddartha Guatama, (Founder of Buddhism) was born a
Hindu prince and went on to found Buddhism
● No set day of worship; no set structure of their belief– where
or how it is practiced.
● Be good; have good karma; you will be rewarded
● Meditation is sometimes used to find our spiritual awareness
● Lotus plant
● Temples are the names of their religious buildings