I just want any information on Buddism, what do they believe in, do they believe in any certain god(s), what are their practices?
Buddhism is something you do, not convert to. It’s like studying cognitive science, only more complete.
There are thousands of sects. I studied several of the main ones in my youth and settled on the one I will briefly describe because it includes all the lessons of the others without the elitism, secrecy, and mystification.
The founder of the Buddhism never wanted anything but to help everyone overcome the four sufferings of birth, sickness, aging, death.
He studied with numerous masters and underwent many privations until he realized that they didn’t hold the answers he was seeking. So he determined to find them on his own.
When he broke through and tried to teach the grand lessons he had learned, no one understood him. They weren’t ready to abandon incremental steps for a big journey. They weren’t ready to accept responsibility for their own lives as long as there were so many concepts around to enforce dependency.
So he started to develop expedient means with which to lead people to their freedom from delusions.
Because people are so different, he had to use many different means. That is one reason the sutras seem so confusing.
Eventually, as he was heading toward the end of this life, he began to tie it all together. He connected the dots. Those connected dots became the allegorical Lotus Sutra.
The Lotus Sutra contains all the means he developed and much more.
It was difficult to understand if you didn’t have the ability to withdraw from daily life for twenty, or thirty years.
In the thirteenth century, one man reconnected the dots in a way that would enable ordinary people AND rich geniuses to realize everything, if they were willing to make the effort.
This monk, blew all the partial and misleading answers out of the water, so the partial and misleading sects immediately had the government, with which they were in cahoots, attack him. Governments are interested in controlled populations, not free thinking, self-controlled individuals.
It didn’t work. The multiple attempts on his life and the thirty years of harsh persecution didn’t prevent Nichiren from realizing his determination. He manifested his learning on a single page of reference called a gohonzon and many letters and treatises.About 700 survived the times and cover-up attempts.
Today his teaching is being propagated in 192 countries by SGI.
The practice has to do with deciding to try it, become a freer human, decide on the goals of ones life, and using the mantra developed by Nichiren (Nam Myoho Renge Kyo) with determination to win. SGI has some mistakes in the translations into English because they use religious terminology for activities that have nothing to do with obeisance to a deity, or asking for benefit from a superior being, or having faith. This is because most authoritative translating dictionaries were compiled by Christian missionaries. Other than that, it is the most pro-human, freedom generating, self-respect enhancing group on Earth. The kicker is that what they teach enables people to generate pleasant coincidences because a brain that is getting un-deluded is better at generating benefit. While people are doing that, they are also forming a network to create peace in the world.
There is a brief summary you can google called, "quickly+transcend+your+circumstances"