There are various schools within Buddhism, which you have learned about this week. In this assignment, share what you have learned about Buddhism overall, and compare and contrast the schools of Buddhism.
Write a 350- to 700-word paper that includes the following:
- A summary of the major historical events related to Buddhism and the life of the Buddha
- An explanation of the basic teachings and moral aspects of Buddhism, including the three marks of reality, the Four Noble Truths, and the Noble Eightfold Path
- A comparison of the three major Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—and how each tradition developed from the early teachings
Include citations and references throughout your paper.