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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...
Buddha‘s-teaching-in-a-nutshell
The Buddha's Teaching in a Nutshell
What is the first teaching the Buddha gave?   What is the summary of all the teachings the B...
Everything-changes
Everything Changes
If you look around, can you find anything that does not change over time? One of the key componen...

AGE

11–16

Buddhist-Ethics
Buddhist Ethics
The Buddhist teachings set out moral guidance to follow, yet Buddhism is far from being a moralis...
Five-Aggregates
Five Aggregates
The Five Aggregates describe the five main factors that constitute reality according to Buddhist ...
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

Death-and-Rebirth
Death and Rebirth
Death and Rebirth represents one of the foundational aspects of the Buddhist world view, and one ...
Suffering
Suffering
The first of the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism is the truth of suffering, or dukkha, which arises...
Refuges
The Refuges
Anyone who wishes to become a Buddhist and follow the Buddhist path participates in what is calle...

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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