Buddhism For Kids: BASIC BUDDHISM | FACTS ABOUT BUDDHISM FOR KIDS: How much do you know about Buddhism?


Learning about Buddhism can be fun and interesting. Facts about the Buddha’s family His father was King Suddhodhana, known as the White Rice King Queen Maya, his mother, died when he was five days old. His aunt Prajapati raised him. His wife was named Yashodhara. They had a son named Rahula. He had a half-brother,…

Buddhism For Kids: BASIC BUDDHISM | FACTS ABOUT BUDDHISM FOR KIDS: Buddhist Holidays & Festivals


Photo: Internet   Buddhists celebrate many holidays, most of which honor important events in the life of the Buddha or various Bodhisattvas. The holidays are joyous occasions. Lay people take offerings of food, candles, and flowers to the monks and nuns in the local temples and monasteries. They chant the Buddha’s teachings, listen to Dharma…

Buddhism For Kids: BASIC BUDDHISM | FACTS ABOUT BUDDHISM FOR KIDS: Different Traditions in Buddhism


The Buddha taught in different ways to different people at different times. As a result, different traditions have formed. The two main traditions are Theravada and Mahayana. Both share the common basic teachings of Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path. One tradition is not any better than the other; both seek for enlightenment, but…

Buddhism For Kids: BASIC BUDDHISM | FACTS ABOUT BUDDHISM FOR KIDS: Follow the Teachings


Photo:  Buddhism For Kids The Four Limitless Minds Living life in a kind and wise way is important to Buddhists. To nurture these ideals, the Buddha taught them to sow seeds of goodness by practicing Compassion, Loving-Kindness, Joy, and Inclusiveness. The loving-kindness meditation, mettā, is the traditional Buddhist blessing. May all beings be well. May…

Buddhism For Kids: BASIC BUDDHISM | FACTS ABOUT BUDDHISM FOR KIDS: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings


The Buddha’s teaching can be simply summed up into three parts: Four Dharma Seals Four Noble Truths Noble Eightfold Path The Four Dharma Seals reflect the genuine teachings of the Buddha, just as a legal document is stamped with the royal seal. They can be simply explained by using the following terms: Anicca (impermanence) Everything in life,…