1. Explain how Siddhartha arrived at the “Middle Way” as being the right path.
  1. Explain what motivated Siddhartha to leave his family and riches behind to pursue spiritual fulfillment.
  1. Discuss Buddhism’s key practice of mindfulness meditation and include how it differs from the Hindu meditation of trance.
  1. What problems have women faced in becoming ordained monks in modern times, and how have they handled them?
  1. Explain the merit-making system, or punya, that is so popular with the majority of Buddhists.
  1. Discuss the impact of “engaged Buddhism” on the spread of Buddhism.