1- What do you think the most fundamental aspect(s) of your religion is ?
"The avoidance of any evil,
the performance of what is good,
the purifying of one's own mind:
this is the teaching
of the Buddhas."2- what do you want other to know about your religion
That Buddhism is rational, compassionate path to freedom from suffering. 3-what do you think is the most unique aspect of your religion is?
Buddhism rejects the idea of a soul or permanent self, which is fairly rare for most religions.4- what makes you a strong believer in your faith?
The beautiful, reasonable, and compassionate teachings of the Buddha that have helped me find happiness and peace in my present life. 5-what are some of your religious traditions, rituals? and which do you favor most?
Buddhism is not a religion that puts a heavy emphasis on ritual, but meditation is the core of Buddhist practice, and I enjoy it very much. 6- what are some symbols of your religion, and what do they symbolize?
We are known for our Dhamma Wheel, which symbolizes the Noble Eightfold Path of Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration. 7- Does your religion provide a guide for your future path?
I'm not sure exactly what this means?8- what do you believe about diety/ies?
Most Buddhists believe that heavenly beings, which we call Devas, exist, but they are just like us; subject to aging, death, suffering, and rebirth according to their deeds. We don't worship them. 8- do you pray? if so how do you pray?
I wouldn't say I pray, but I do meditate. 9- what are your thoughts on Christianity, specifically Catholicism
I think Jesus was a very compassionate and wise man, but I think that theism is Wrong View and a path to suffering. 10- what is your favorite concept in your religion?
My favorite concept would be emptiness - the idea that all things are dependent on each other, impermanent and lacking in essential self. 11- in the area that you live in, how large is the buddhist community?
There are probably about 50 Buddhists in my Idaho town.
Let me know if I can clarify any of those answers!