Death and Mourning
Death-and-Mourning

As a stage in the cycle of death and rebirth, death is seen as an opportunity rather than a loss in Buddhist cultures.

Age Group: 11–16
Materials: 7
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Death, that of those close to us and our own, is a challenge we all inevitably face. As a stage in the cycle of death and rebirth, death is seen as an opportunity rather than a loss in Buddhist cultures. This is reflected in their traditions and practices around death and mourning.

 

The content presented here follows the AQA GCSE Religious Studies A specification. If you are seeking further detail please see our resources in the 16-19 section of the website or Discovering Buddhism by Dominique Side for further reading.

Buddhist Stories

DOCUMENT   (.mp3)
The mustard seed

Detailed Subject Knowledge

DOCUMENT   (.pdf)
Death and mourning info sheet
VIDEO   (Youtube)
Death in four minutes
Play Video

Lesson Activities and Reflections

DOCUMENT   (.pdf)
Death and mourning presentation notes
DOCUMENT   (.pptx)
Death and mourning slides

Lived Experience

DOCUMENT   (.pdf)
Poem by a young Buddhist
AUDIO   (.mp3)
Funeral chanting

Worksheets