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What’s the Word?

March 1, 2018
Students try to figure out a word in braille as a practice of samadhi, sati, and viriya.

International Dunhuang Project’s Buddhism Education Pack

February 28, 2018
This 9-part worksheet set from the International Dunhuang Project introduces basic Buddhist concepts and history to the classroom using source material from the British Library and other institutions.

Timelapses: A Tool for Teaching Change and Impermanence

February 19, 2018
Two beautiful timelapse videos, which are great for teaching children about change and impermanence.

The Plasma Ball

February 12, 2018
Using a plasma ball to discuss different ways to practice sati and samadhi, and the benefits and distractions of each method.

Sleeping Chicks

February 12, 2018
This lesson in sati, samadhi, and imagination has children treat an egg shaker as if a chick was asleep inside.

Pass the Rubber Band

February 12, 2018
A quick game that challenges students to practice focus, patience, and mindful movement.

The King of the Keys

February 12, 2018
A game that gets students to practice mindful listening and mindful movement.

Cotton Ball Meditation

February 12, 2018
A practice in mindful movement and mindful observation using cotton balls and colors.

The Basic Tenets of Buddhism

February 11, 2018
The fourth worksheet of a 9-part Buddhism Education Pack, drawing in the history of The Silk Road to teach about Buddhist history and culture. This worksheet covers the basic tenets of Buddhism.