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Buddhism: Key Facts !

*. Buddhism is 2,500 years old

*. There are currently 376 million followers worldwide

*. There are over 150,000 Buddhists inBritain

*. Buddhism arose as a result of Siddhartha Gautama's quest for Enlightenment in around the 6th Century BC

*. There is no belief in a personal God. It is not centred on the relationship between humanity and God

*. Buddhists believe thatnothing is fixed or permanent - change isalways possible

*. The two main Buddhist sects are Theravada Buddhismand Mahayana Buddhism, but there are many more

*. Buddhists can worship both at home or at a temple

*. The path to Enlightenment is through the practice and development of morality, meditation and wisdom.

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