Buddhism

(HSC Buddhism Revision notes)

Preliminary

  • Origins
    • historical and cultural context
    • principal events of the Buddha’s life, including the enlightenment
    • Buddha as the model of Buddhist life
    • early formation of the Sangha and┬áthe first two councils
    • variants:
      • Theravada Buddhism
      • Mahayana Buddhism
      • Vajrayana Buddhism
  • Principal Beliefs
    • the Three Jewels
      • Buddha
      • Dharma
      • Sangha
    • The Four Noble Truths
    • Marks of Existence:
      • Anicca
      • Duhkka
      • Anatta
    • Karma, Samsara, Nirvana
  • Sacred Texts & Writings
    • Tripitaka
    • Lotus of the Good Law
    • Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Core Ethical Teachings
    • The Five Precepts
    • The Vinaya
  • Personal Devotion
    • puja

HSC

  • Significant Person or Practice (Asoka)
    • contribution to the development and expression
    • impact on Buddhism
  • Ethics (Environmental Ethics)
    • Buddhist ethical teachings on environmental ethics
  • Significant Practice (Wesak)
    • describe the practice
    • principal beliefs expressed
    • significance for individuals and community