“Buddhism at a glance”
How old is Buddhism?
What is the focus of Buddhism?
What are the two main branches of Buddhism?
“History • The Buddha”
What was the Buddha’s given name?
What was his life like as a young man?
What caused his first life change and what did he change into?
What is the “middle way”?
What happened when he sat under the Bodhi tree?
What are the four noble truths?
What are the 8 steps to reach enlightenment? (The eightfold path)
What are the five precepts?
What are the six structures typically found at Japanese Buddhist temples?
Philosophies of China: Taoism and Confucianism http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/taoism/ataglance/glance.shtml
What is “the Tao”?
What does Taoism promote?
“Texts • Key Books”
What is the Tao Te Ching?
“Beliefs • Concepts within Taoism”
What is wu wei and how does it apply to life?
What is the ch’i?
What is Yin Yang? http://www.religioustolerance.org/confuciu.htm
Who was Confucius? What was society like when he was young? What did his writing focus on?
Define the following:
What were some of Confucius’s moral teachings?
What are the five bonds: http://www.religioustolerance.org/shinto.htm
When did Shinto begin?
What are the four affirmations in Shinto?
Name three of the Shinto practices.
What is the Kami? http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2059.html
Describe the following elements of a Shinto Shrine.