Part 1
Write a 90- to 175-word response for each of the following:
1. Explain the basic Buddhist teachings, including the three marks of reality, the Four Noble Truths, and the Noble Eightfold Path. 
2. Describe the three major Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—and how each tradition developed from the early teachings. 

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Buddhism Worksheet to help you with Part 2.
Part 2
Choose one of the following schools of Buddhism:

Theravada Buddhism
Mahayana Buddhism
Vajrayana Buddhism
Zen Buddhism

Write a 700- to 1,000-word paper that addresses the following:

Summarize the history of Buddhism and the life of Buddha.
Explain the basic teachings of Buddhism.
Explain what makes the school of Buddhism you selected unique.

Format citations and references consistent with course-level APA guidelines.

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