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The Syrian Journey: A Lesson in Compassion

February 11, 2018
An online simulation of the Syrian refugee crisis by the BBC offers a powerful lesson in compassion.

The Seven Riches of the Universal Monarch

February 11, 2018
Based on Sun Tzu's idea of shih, this project asks students to examine their own lives for opportunities to grow and find dignity—while also using their creativity.

DIY: Mask-Making

February 9, 2018
Use this guide to discover the power of masks!

About the Jataka Tales

January 18, 2018
The ninth 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 introduces the Jataka Tales and recounts the Ruru Jataka, or the Tale of the Deer of Nine Colours. It includes cave paintings of the tale from a cave at Dunhuang.

Bodhisattvas and Avalokiteshvara

January 18, 2018
The eighth 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 explains the history of Avalokiteshvara and the principle of bodhisattvas.

WORKSHEET: Object Focus—The Diamond Sutra

January 18, 2018
The seventh 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 asks students to examine and analyze a section of The Diamond Sutra scroll.

Object Focus—Buddhist Paintings

January 18, 2018
The sixth 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 asks students to critically examine and analyze a painting of the Buddha.

Iconography of the Buddha

January 18, 2018
The fifth 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 iconography of the Buddha.

The Life of the Buddha

January 18, 2018
This worksheet covers The Life of the Buddha and encourages students to think critically about depictions of the Buddha from history.