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The Lord Gautama Buddha is the 28th out of 29 Buddhas.

The 29th Buddha known as Maitreya is yet to appear in the future. The List of Lord Buddhas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_twenty-eight_Buddhas In countries where Theravada Buddhism is practiced by the majority of people (Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand), it is customary for Buddhists to hold elaborate festivals, especially during the fair weather season, to pay homage to 29 Buddhas. These revered Buddhas include the 28 Buddhas described in Chapter 27 of the Buddhavamsa, plus Maitreya Bodhisattva, the future (and 29th) Buddha. The Buddhavamsa is a text which describes the life of Gautama Buddha and the twenty-seven Buddhas who preceded him. The Buddhavamsa is part of the Khuddaka Nikaya, which in turn is part of the Sutta Pitaka. The Sutta Pitaka is one of three main sections of the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. The 28 Buddhas are said to have attained enlightenment from the time Gautama Buddha received his first Niyatha Vivarana (permission to be the next enlightened one) from Dpankara Buddha. The 28 Buddhas are not the only Buddhas believed to have existed. Indeed, Gautama Buddha preached that innumerable Buddhas have lived in past kalpas. The Lord Buddha, Gautama: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha The Future Lord Buddha, Maitreya: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maitreya_Buddha :: B7 :: Location: Asia (Mainly Southern and Eastern Parts of Asia)

The Lord Gautama Buddha is the 28th out of 29 Buddhas. The 29th Buddha known as Maitreya is yet to appear in the future. The List of Lord Buddhas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_twenty-eight_Buddhas In countries where Theravada Buddhism is practiced by the majority of people (Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand), it is customary for Buddhists to hold elaborate festivals, especially during the fair weather season, to pay homage to 29 Buddhas. These revered Buddhas include the 28 Buddhas described in Chapter 27 of the Buddhavamsa, plus Maitreya Bodhisattva, the future (and 29th) Buddha. The Buddhavamsa is a text which describes the life of Gautama Buddha and the twenty-seven Buddhas who preceded him. The Buddhavamsa is part of the Khuddaka Nikaya, which in turn is part of the Sutta Pitaka. The Sutta Pitaka is one of three main sections of the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. The 28 Buddhas are said to have attained enlightenment from the time Gautama Buddha received his first Niyatha Vivarana (permission to be the next enlightened one) from Dpankara Buddha. The 28 Buddhas are not the only Buddhas believed to have existed. Indeed, Gautama Buddha preached that innumerable Buddhas have lived in past kalpas. The Lord Buddha, Gautama: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha The Future Lord Buddha, Maitreya: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maitreya_Buddha :: B7 :: Location: Asia (Mainly Southern and Eastern Parts of Asia)