cause and effect

Shugen Roshi: Introduction to the Eightfold Path

November 6, 2020
On October 9, 2020, Shugen Roshi, the abbot of the Zen Mountain Monastery and advisor to the Middle Way School, gave a talk on the Eightfold Path to MWS teachers and parents.

Middle Way Education’s Thematic Units Overview

October 21, 2020
Middle Way Education organizes the academic year by 8 thematic units, drawn from traditional Buddhist practice and study that seem most fertile for student inquiry.

Making a Karma Boomerang

April 23, 2020
As part of a lesson on cause and effect, have students design a boomerang with the thoughts, words, actions they would like to come back to them.

The Law of Cause and Effect Unit Plan

April 20, 2020
This compilation of materials helps students to learn about karma, the law of cause and effect, and that whatever we do with our body, speech, and mind will have a corresponding effect.

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Talks to Children about Cause and Effect

April 16, 2020
When someone has been bad to you, it makes you feel hurt, and you may want to hurt them in return. Although it’s easy to do this, it’s more difficult to be a more tolerant person, and this will make you stronger.

Practice for Saving the Lives of Animals

April 16, 2020
A life-release practice to do with children.

Dilemmas about Helping and Not Harming

April 16, 2020
This short activity engages students in a discussion about the 10 positive and negative actions.

How to Hold a Debate

April 16, 2020
Debate is a way of reflecting and contemplating teachings, allowing students to look at a topic from different angles and with that deepen their understanding.