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Unit Overview: Buddhism: beliefs and teachings

Lessons:

13 lessons

The Life of Siddhartha Gautama

In today's lesson, we will be looking at the question of what a Buddha is. We will explore the life of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, and the reasons that led him to seek answers as well as the discoveries he made as a result. Please make sure you have a pen and paper ready, and have cleared a quiet space for you to work in. If you have the TV or music on and can turn it off, please do. If you are not using your mobile phone for the lesson, it is best to put it to one side so you are not distracted by it. You will also need two different coloured pens: black or blue and another coloured pen, such as green or red. Click start when you are ready to think hard!

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 33m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

The Four Noble Truths

In today's lesson, we will be looking at what is considered to be the most important teaching of the Buddha: The Four Noble Truths. During this lesson we will question what the noble truths are and how they link to other important ideas in Buddhism.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 22m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Buddhist Scripture

In today's lesson, we will be looking at how the Dhamma and the teachings of the Buddha have survived for so long. How were these ideas transmitted and how were they organised? For some people this will be a sensitive topic. If that applies to you, you may want to do the rest of this lesson with a trusted adult nearby who can support.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 35m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript