After reading in your secondary literature (i.e. the Fisher Living Religions) the explanation of the Buddha?s Four Noble Truths,
and after reading the Deer Park Sermon of the Four Nobles,
Discuss your opinion of the ideas the Buddha, Siddharta Gautama, found.
Are the ideas true?
Are the ideas noble?
To many believers they are the path to enlightenment.
Bring in the dates of the Buddha and the reasons he discovered the Middle Way.
Write out the differences of the two major divisions of Buddhism (Theravada(or Hinayana) and Mahayana)
Also note the unique Buddhism of Tibet: what is its ?division? called? What are its monks called?
Who is the Dalai Lama?
What three or more ideas does His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, talk about in the interview given in your Fisher chapter on Buddhism?
Why is the Dalai Lama outside Tibet?
*you may use outside references; but, then you must give their bibliographic information to give them credit for what you paraphrase or quote. You may use endnotes or parenthetical notes to give credit.
one of the sources should be: Living Religions, Mary Pat Fischer ed., Prentice-Hall, 5th, 0-13-099228-3