Buddhism Facts for Kids – 5 Brilliant Facts about Buddhism

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Did you heard about the Wheel of Rebirth? Come and check our five brilliant Buddhism facts for Kids.

Buddhism Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Buddhists Believe in Reincarnation

Those that follow the Buddhism religion are known as buddhists. Buddhists believe that when they die they are reincarnated or reborn. Reincarnation is the belief that when someone dies, they are reborn again as something else. Buddhists believe that they are born, grow old, die, and then are reborn again.

This cycle is called the Wheel of Rebirth. They also believe that their actions in their life affect what they become in their future lives. Buddhists also believe in karma, this means that if you are positive in your thoughts and actions, good things will come to you. In the same way bad behaviour will lead to negative karma and suffering. They believe that every thought and action has a consequence.

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Buddhism Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Buddhists Can Worship in a Temple or at Home

In Buddhism, there is no single place of worship because Buddhists can worship in the home or at the temple. Buddhists temples are designed to inspire inner and outer peace. Any place where an image or statue of the Buddha is used in worship is known as a shrine. Many Buddhists also have shrines at home. Buddhist temples contain a lectern, which is the place the head monk can talk to the worshippers from. Buddhist temples also contain an area for silent meditation.

Buddhism Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Meditation is a Huge Part of Buddhism

Meditation is one of the most important parts of Buddhism. Many Buddhists meditate as it helps them understand themselves and develop a calm mind. The main aim of Buddhism is to achieve enlightenment. When a Buddhist is enlightened they experience complete joy and compassion, they help others and lead a moral life. Mediation allows Buddhists to get closer to enlightenment.

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Buddhism Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Buddhist Monks Share The Teachings of Buddhism

Buddhism started in India around 2,500 years ago. It has since spread across Asia and around the world. Buddhism is based on the teachings of a spiritual leader called ‘the Buddha’, or ‘the Awakened One’. Buddhist monks and nuns are responsible for sharing the Buddha’s teaching and guiding Buddhists. Monks wear robes that can be yellow, orange or red. Buddhist monks and nuns rely on donations to live. Throughout the year food, shelter, clothing, and medicine are all donated to them by others.

Buddhism Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: The Wheel of Life is The Symbol of Buddhism

The symbol of Buddhism is called ‘The Wheel of Life’. The wheel represents the teachings of the Buddha. The three swirls in the centre of the wheel represent the three jewels of Buddhism, which are the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. The Buddha is the teacher, the Dharma is the teachings

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