Life of the Buddha by Eastern Promise. Laos August 2008 ©Katy Gunn
Buddhism, Enlightenment, Spiritual

A short introduction to the life of the Buddha

The life of the Buddha, (meaning “one who has awoken”) Prince Siddhartha Gautama began near the foothills of the Himalayas, inside the borders of modern day Nepal in 563 BC. He was born into a wealthy, aristocratic warrior caste, known as the ksatriyas. At his father’s request, a wise man Asita predicted Siddhartha’s future. Asita […]