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Buddhism

Educational Resources for Teaching Buddhism

Topics

A rich range of teaching resources designed for young people.

AGE

5–11

Who-is-Buddha
Who Is the Buddha?
For Buddhists, the life story of the Buddha is a source of inspiration and learning whereas for m...
Right-and-wrong
Right and Wrong
What do you consider as right and wrong behaviour?   Are rules necessary for being in a grou...
Cause-and-effect
Karma: The Law of Cause and Effect
Depending on good or bad intentions our actions are skilful or unskilful.   Unskilful action...

AGE

11–16

Five-Precepts
Five Precepts
Buddhists can take one or several of the Five Precepts, which are five basic vows that underpin t...
Meditation-and-Puja
Meditation
What would happen if we simply let our minds rest? How would we do that? And what would be the po...
Personhood
Personhood
Who am I? What am I made of? These universal questions are approached in a structured and reasone...

AGE

16–19

World-View
World View
A recent trend in the teaching of Religious Studies in schools is to present each of the world re...
Suffering
Suffering
The first of the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism is the truth of suffering, or dukkha, which arises...
Traditions-of-Lived-Experience
Traditions of Lived Experience
Here you will find a multimedia selection of elements that give a flavour of what it is like to b...

Types of Materials

Detailed Subject Knowledge

Background materials to explore topics in-depth

Lesson Activities
and Reflections

Slide presentations, handouts, classroom activities and ideas for reflection

Lived Experience

Cultural practices and personal testimonies from Buddhists

Stories

Stories with a message that provides insight into a given topic

Worksheets

Exercises to consolidate knowledge or aid in revision

Audio/Video

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Webinars

Webinars are offered on an occasional basis to boost teachers’ subject knowledge, discuss difficult points, and share classroom experience.

Next Webinar

Why do we suffer?

2nd May 2024
4pm–5pm, UK time

£20

We have all experienced suffering, and everyone wants to prevent more suffering if they can. But do we have the power to do so?

This webinar designed for school teachers will share subject knowledge and practical tips for teaching the topic in the classroom. In particular, it will draw out the two distinct explanations of the causes of suffering in Theravada and in Mahayana respectively.

You can register here.

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