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Ch 3: World Religion: Buddhism: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The World Religion: Buddhism chapter of this Introduction to World Religions Help and Review course is the simplest way to master Buddhism. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of Buddhism.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering introductory world religions material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn world religions. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the four noble truths or the path to enlightenment
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Buddhism
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Buddhism chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Buddhism chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Buddhism question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Buddhism unit of a standard introduction to world religion course. Topics covered include:

  • Gautama Buddha and the founding of Buddhism
  • Enlightenment and Buddhist salvation in Nirvana
  • The four noble truths
  • The Eightfold Path to Enlightenment
  • The middle way to Enlightenment
  • The three baskets and the Dhammapada
  • The Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha
  • Gender equality and roles in Buddhism
  • The height of Buddhism and Emperor Asoka
  • Non-violence and Buddhist beliefs
  • The branches of Buddhism
  • The Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism
  • Chinese Buddhism and clashes with Taoism
  • Japanese Zen Buddhism

14 Lessons in Chapter 3: World Religion: Buddhism: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

1. Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

This lesson will explore the founding of Buddhism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama. It will also highlight nirvana, asceticism, the concept of a bodhisattva, and the Bodhi tree.

Nirvana: Enlightenment and Buddhist Salvation

2. Nirvana: Enlightenment and Buddhist Salvation

This lesson will seek to explain the Buddhist concept of Nirvana. In doing so, it will also highlight the Buddhist belief in the concepts of an arhat and a bodhisattva.

The Four Noble Truths & the Eightfold Path to Enlightenment

3. The Four Noble Truths & the Eightfold Path to Enlightenment

This lesson will explain the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism. In doing so, it will explain the origins of Buddhism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama. It will also highlight the Buddhist belief of the Eightfold Path.

Buddhism: The Middle Way to Enlightenment

4. Buddhism: The Middle Way to Enlightenment

This lesson will explore the term 'Middle Way' as an alternate name for Buddhism. In doing so, it will highlight Siddhartha Gautama as the founder of Buddhism, while also detailing his belief in the Eightfold Path.

The Three Baskets and the Dhammapada: Description & Overview

5. The Three Baskets and the Dhammapada: Description & Overview

This lesson will explain the importance of Buddhism's sacred texts, known as the Tripitaka. Using the Westernized term, the Three Baskets, this lesson will also highlight the importance of the Dhammapadain to Buddhism.

The Triple Gem of Buddhism: The Buddha, The Dharma & The Sangha

6. The Triple Gem of Buddhism: The Buddha, The Dharma & The Sangha

This lesson will seek to explain the Buddhist belief in the Triple Gem. Explaining the concepts of the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, it will also highlight the Four Noble Truths.

Gender Equality in Buddhism

7. Gender Equality in Buddhism

This lesson will seek to explore and explain some of Buddhism's beliefs about gender roles. Focusing on women in the faith, it will highlight the terms Nirvana, bhikkhunis, and the orthodox school of Theravada Buddhism.

Emperor Asoka: The Height of Buddhism

8. Emperor Asoka: The Height of Buddhism

This lesson will highlight the life and accomplishments of Asoka the Great. In doing this, it will explore the historical significance of his Rock Edicts as well as the role he played in spreading Buddhism to East and Southeast Asia.

Non-violence and the Buddhist Belief System

9. Non-violence and the Buddhist Belief System

This lesson will explain the Buddhist beliefs of human existence. In doing so, it will highlight the Buddhist terms dukkha, anicca and anatta. It will also explore Buddhism's Five Precepts.

The Branches of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana

10. The Branches of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana

This lesson will explore the three main branches of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. It will also highlight Pure Land and Tantric Buddhism, as well as the belief in nirvana and the bodhisattva.

The Dalai Lama: Tibetan Buddhism

11. The Dalai Lama: Tibetan Buddhism

This lesson will seek to give a brief history of Tibetan Buddhism and the importance of the Dalai Lama. In doing so, it will also highlight the Buddhist terms Bodhisattva, Tulku, and High Lama.

Chinese Buddhism and the Taoist Threat

12. Chinese Buddhism and the Taoist Threat

This lesson will trace Buddhism's rise to prominence in China. In doing so, it will highlight the Han and Tang Dynasties as well as Emperor Wuzong's persecution of the Buddhist monasteries of the 9th century.

Japanese Zen Buddhism: Description, Branches & Revival

13. Japanese Zen Buddhism: Description, Branches & Revival

In this lesson, we will explain the history of Buddhism in Japan. In doing so, we'll highlight Zen and Jodo Buddhism as well as Dual Shinto. We'll also look at the 20th-century revival of Buddhism within the country.

Who Is Buddha, the Enlightened One? - History & Concept

14. Who Is Buddha, the Enlightened One? - History & Concept

Buddhism is based on the teachings of the Buddha, or the Enlightened One. This lesson will discuss the life of the Buddha such as it is known. From a magical birth to a young man searching, the story of the life of this religious leader is fascinating.

Chapter Practice Exam
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