An outline of some foundational teachings of Buddhism and its response to suffering. The presenter talks through the key ideas, including the story of Siddhartha, with cartoon illustrations. The idea that life is full of suffering and that everything is impermanent are explained.

This clip is from:
Belief File, Issues
First broadcast:
25 January 2008

This clip could be used as a summary of the main Buddhist beliefs. Pupils could work in pairs to summarise this clip in 100 words, communicating the essential ideas. This clip could form part of a wider study into Buddhist beliefs of suffering.