What is Buddhism?

Although many would classify Buddhism as a religion, it is better to think of it as a 'way of thinking' or a guide that encourages spiritual and emotional development. Buddhism is a tradition that began in Nepal and slowly spread through much of East Asia. Today, there are close to 495 million Buddhists in the world who ascribe to ideals such as moderation, enlightenment and the overcoming of suffering. To learn more about this fascinating belief system, watch the video below: