BirthBuddha was born in the sacred area of Lumbini located in the Terai plains of southern Nepal
MarriageBuddha marries at the age of 16 and has a son soon after.
Buddha Leaves the Palace (Four Sights)At age 29, Buddha leaves the protected palace grounds, and for the first time, encounters suffering. He quickly understands this to be an inevitable part of life.
RenunciationBuddha leaves the palace permanently and gives his life up as a prince in order to search for truth and enlightenment.
Discovery of the Middle WayBuddha had discovered a new way of life known as the Middle Way, which refers to the avoidance of two extremes of practical life, particularly lives of extreme indulgence or severe ascetism.
First SermonThe Buddha delivers his first sermon at Deer Park in Benares. In this sermon, he sets out the doctrine of the Four Noble Truths, a key concept in Buddhism today.
DeathBuddha dies around the age of 80 as a result of illness in Kushinagar, India