About this blog
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 and/or curated by members of “Edinburgh Buddhist Studies” a research network based at the University of Edinburgh and bringing together scholars from the wider region.
While we have a particular eye to our Scottish context, we hope that our resources may be of use further afield as well.
All resources are free to use, and we hope you enjoy them! If you want to receive notice of new materials please follow us on Twitter: @studiesbuddhist and if you have feedback or want to be added to our mailing list please contact us via Twitter or on Buddhist.Studies@ed.ac.uk.
The two parts to the site are:
1. Resource collections:
Use the menu or these links to browse our three main collections: “Approaching Religion Through Story” (2016), “Introduction to Key Concepts in Buddhism for RMPS teachers” (2021) and “Who is the Buddha?” (2022-2023)
2. Individual blog posts:
These include images, textual resources and links to other sites, as well as announcements about events. You can look for resources by Categories using the left sidebar or just browse. The Categories include level of education (primary, lower secondary, upper secondary), the divisions of the RME curriculum in Scotland (Beliefs, Values and Issues, Practices and Traditions), and the type of resource (e.g. stories, images, videos). In our “Buddhism through 108 objects in Scotland” we explore Buddhism’s heritage as it interconnects with Scotland; we hope that the images from this series will be usable in the classroom. (108, for those who don’t know, is a sacred number in Buddhism!)