In this section of America’s Many Religions you will find resources for exploring BuddhismBuddhism is a multi-hued tradition of life, thought, and practice that has developed from the teaching and practice of Siddhartha Gautama (6th century BCE) who came to be called the Buddha, the awakened one. The three major streams of the tradition—Ther.... These resources include four sets of essays, three timelines, different kind of media, and a link to our nationwide directory of religious centers. If you would like to read more about Buddhists, check out our featured research reports and our Religion Diversity News archive of domestic and international news stories. You can also visit our bibliography page for more resources and our selected links page for a list of Buddhist organizations and publications.