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Buddhism

Educational Resources for Teaching Buddhism

Topics

A rich range of teaching resources designed for young people.

AGE

5–11

Cause-and-effect
Karma: The Law of Cause and Effect
Depending on good or bad intentions our actions are skilful or unskilful.   Unskilful action...
Loving-kindness-and-care
Loving Kindness and Care
How are we cared for? How do we care for others?   How can we be kind to ourselves and other...
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...

AGE

11–16

Buddha-Nature
Shunyata and Buddha Nature
In Buddhist thought, no living being has a fixed or eternal essence or soul. In Theravada Buddhis...
Personhood
Personhood
Who am I? What am I made of? These universal questions are approached in a structured and reasone...
Four-Noble-Truths
Four Noble Truths
Why is suffering so pervasive? How can we escape it? The Four Noble Truths provide a structured o...

AGE

16–19

Meditation
Meditation
Meditation is core to the Buddhist path. The practice takes many forms and is viewed in various w...
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...
Karma
Karma
In his teaching on the second Noble Truth, the Buddha identified karma, along with the affliction...

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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