The founder of Buddhism is Siddhartha Gautama, it all started in 500 BC. Their holy book is the Tripitaka, the Buddhist leader is now Dalai Lama. There are 2 Sub Groups, Theravada -They closely followed Buddha's Teaching. Mahayana- Made Buddhism easier for ordinary people to understand. Buddhism's basic beliefs are Nirvana, The 4 truths & the Eightfold Path.