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History

9 Books about the Life of the Buddha

April 28, 2020
Middle Way School reviews 9 English-language books about the life of the Buddha.

Review of Old Path White Clouds

May 30, 2018
A review Thich Nhat Hanh's classic text, great for parents, educators, and students alike.

Why Do We Need a New Model of Education?

May 11, 2018
Kristin Lhatso and Noa Jones of Middle Way briefly summarize why a new model of Buddhist education for children is necessary.

Take a Harvard Buddhism Course Online for Free

March 8, 2018
"Buddhism Through Its Scriptures" is a 4-week course offered by Harvard University and edX, and is open to all.

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.

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.

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.