Unlike other religions, Buddhism does not use ceremonies or rituals to mark births or other special events and occasions. There may be rituals observed by Buddhist parents at birth that are specific to the country.Know More
In Buddhism, events such as births, marriages and deaths are regarded as secular rather than religious events and so no specific ceremonies have been developed for them. Some ceremonies, however, are specific to particular countries and the spread of Buddhism to the West has resulted in the practice of some rituals.
In Sri Lanka, Theravedic Buddhists will choose a full moon or favorable day to take a newborn child to the nearest temple,. The baby is then placed on the floor in order to receive blessings.Learn more about Buddhism
Primarily, Theravada Buddhism focuses more on the individual while Mahayana Buddhism focuses more on society as a whole. They also concentrate on different values: Theravada on wisdom and Mahayana on compassion.Full Answer >
In Buddhism, parinirvana is the final nirvana, the release of the enlightened soul from the cycle of rebirth. The written account of Buddha's parinirvana is one of the most studied texts on life of Siddhartha Guatama. Parinirvana Day is the commemoration of Buddha's death.Full Answer >
People who practice Buddhism are called Buddhists, and they are divided into two groups: ordained monks and lay-people. The ordained monks practice their religion with extreme dedication and teach others about Buddhism while the lay-people have families, work for a living and live their lives according to Buddhist teachings.Full Answer >
There is no one holy book in Buddhism; instead, there are many thousands of texts organized into different canons, or collections of writings. However, some texts do not appear in any canon, and not all texts associated with a given school of Buddhism appear in its canon.Full Answer >