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Buddhism

Educational Resources for Teaching Buddhism

Topics

A rich range of teaching resources designed for young people.

AGE

5–11

Contentment-and-inner-peace
Contentment and Inner Peace
How can we be content and at peace with ourselves and our surroundings? Can we find it in ourselv...
Basic-goodness
Basic Goodness
Do you think you are basically good? Why or why not? Remember times when you have been kind and h...
Rituals-and-festivals
Rituals and Festivals
What are the main Buddhist festivals? How do Buddhists prepare for these festivals? In this secti...

AGE

11–16

Three-Marks-of-Existence
Three Marks of Existence
What characterises all of existence according to Buddhists? What can we be certain is true about ...
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...
Buddha-Nature
Shunyata and Buddha Nature
In Buddhist thought, no living being has a fixed or eternal essence or soul. In Theravada Buddhis...

AGE

16–19

General
Overview of the Path
The Buddhist path was first taught by the Buddha as the fourth Noble Truth. It is twofold: the ou...
Meditation
Meditation
Meditation is core to the Buddhist path. The practice takes many forms and is viewed in various w...
Buddhist-Philosophy
Buddhist Philosophy
There were over a dozen schools of Buddhist philosophy in ancient India. They thrived in a contex...

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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