In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants learn the story of the Buddha's life and major teachings.
Indicate paper and pens/pencils; invite participants to use them if they want to take notes.
Show the film.
Hold a discussion. Use questions from Activity 1, Story – The Life of the Buddha, especially:
Make sure youth take away an understanding of the Four Noble Truths.
You might also ask, in these words or your own:
In the film, many people give their interpretations of what the Buddha meant. Are these creedal statements—do all Buddhists believe exactly the same thing? Or is Buddhism similar to Unitarian Universalism, in that responsibility rests with individuals to follow their own spiritual path?
Make sure the room where you will show the film is accessible to all participants. Arrange for closed-captioning or use the subtitles feature to assist any participants with hearing impairments.
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Last updated on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
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