Vajrayana Buddhism: Definition, Beliefs & Practices


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Where did Vajrayana Buddhism supposedly start?

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1. What are some of the deities venerated in Vajrayana Buddhism?

2. According to Vajrayana Buddhism, how is the present life seen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this short mobile-friendly quiz to get an idea of how much you know about Vajrayana Buddhism. Make sure you understand key topics like the place where Vajrayana Buddhism originated and the deities venerated in this religion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz topics also include the following:

  • The present life, according to Vajrayana Buddhism
  • Purpose of the rites in the religion
  • Colorful representations of the universe

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on Vajrayana Buddhism, including some of its deities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of rites in Vajrayana Buddhism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the area where the religion was supposedly founded and the term for colorful representations of the universe

Additional Learning

More information on the religion is provided through the lesson titled Vajrayana Buddhism: Definition, Beliefs & Practices. Here are some key topics to consider:

  • Meaning of the terms Vajra and Yana
  • Spread of Vajrayana Buddhism in the 8th century CE
  • Karma
  • Meditation practices
  • Mentors and monasteries