Buddhism is a religion which does not have a God at its centre and was founded by an Indian prince, Siddartha Guatama, who became the Buddha, in the 6th Century BC when he found enlightenment. Buddhism has spread throughout the world.
The ultimate goal for a Buddhist is to achieve Nirvana and stop the cycle of rebirth. To achieve this they must follow the Buddha’s example and teachings.
Buddhism, since Buddha’s death, has divided into different schools of thought. These are geographically and philosophically separate. Each are sub-divided into many different sects. The two main schools are Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism.