Buddhism Teaching Resources

Buddhism Teaching Resources

Teach about Buddhism with a little help from Edinburgh Buddhist Studies

This blog contains resources supporting the teaching of Buddhism in schools. There are two parts: blog posts on specific resources, and three resource collections (see menu for links). This blog provides a growing selection of resources for school teachers and other educators working to communicate Buddhism in new and interesting ways. The resources are created […]

Keep up to date with new resources, events and activities through this new Twitter account: Studying Buddhism in the UK @BuddhistEdu Linking RE/Religion & Worldview teachers/students to Buddhist communities in Britain and other resources – curated by @RomanaMeereis & @WEDossett

https://klicknirvana.rietberg.ch/en Check out the impressive collection of resources about different types of Buddhism on the Museum of Rietberg (Zurich) website. On their interactive site you can browse a glossary of terms, learn more about key works of art, or listen to scholars explain the answers to questions you’ve always wondered about! The resources have been […]

In the final webinar in our “Who is the Buddha?” series we explored the role of the Buddha in the UK, from the decorative use of Buddha-images, to the history of the various Buddhist movements present here, to the ways in which Buddhist groups have navigated British cultural dynamics. Powerpoint file, for images and additional […]

In the fifth session in our series “Who is the Buddha?” we explored how the Buddha of our time relates to other buddhas – past, future, and elsewhere. In addition, how do the buddhas of mandalas fit in, and what about bodhisattvas? Powerpoint file (including images and additional links and resources in the notes): Who […]

Our fourth session in this webinar series explored the Buddha’s place in Buddhist practices, including the role of stupas, and of images and visualisations of the Buddha. The powerpoint file, which includes further links and resources in the notes, and images that can be used in your teaching, can be found here: Who is the […]

At our third session in this series we asked to what extent the Buddha is viewed as a social reformer, including by Buddhist groups such as the Ambedkar movement and modern forms of Engaged Buddhism. The powerpoint slides (for images and also containing additional resources in the notes): Who is the Buddha – SESSION 3 […]

In our CPD webinar held on 3rd February we explored the extent to which it is possible to see the Buddha as a philosopher. Recording of the webinar (without the Q&A session): Powerpoint file for images and with additional information in the notes: Who is the Buddha – SESSION 2

In this CPD session on 27th January 2022 we explored some of the stories told about the Buddha’s life, and how they relate to both Buddhist teachings and evidence about the Buddha’s time. We learn about his quest and his teaching career, and the importance he holds for the Buddhist community. Powerpoint slides (for images […]

In this series of webinars we explore some key aspects of Buddhism through the figure of the Buddha. Who was the Buddha? A philosopher or a divine saviour? A unique figure, or an example of a goal available to all Buddhists? How does his person relate to his teachings and to Buddhist beliefs and practices? […]

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