Workshop 7: Introduction to Eastern Religions Part of Building Bridges In This Section Introduction From Building Bridges All things are within me, and on self-examination, I find no greater joy than to be true to myself.... Spiritual Preparation From Building Bridges The word "religion" derives from the Latin religare, meaning to bind or tie fast—to connect. All religions emerge to serve this function. Religions last... Welcoming and Entering From Building Bridges Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, 600-500 BCE, Eastern Religions History Game A few bowls, and tape to share Preparation for Activity Print out ... Opening From Building Bridges Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Globe or world... Activity 1: Story - Indra's Magnificent Jeweled Net From Building Bridges Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Story, "Indra's Magnificent Jeweled Net" A wide, flat pan A pitcher, filled with enough water to cover ... Activity 2: Sayings of Confucius From Building Bridges Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 1, Aphorisms of Confucius Pencils/pens Optional: Bag of fortune cookies Preparation for Activit... Activity 3: Fire, Symbol of God From Building Bridges Activity time: 25 minutes Materials for Activity A chalice, lighter, and extinguisher Art paper and water colors, pastels, crayons, markers, color penci... Activity 4: Life of a Jain From Building Bridges Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3, Jain Symbol Preparation for Activity Print Leader Resource 3. Optional: Read the... Activity 5: Fact Sheet From Building Bridges Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 2, Comparative Chart of Eastern Religions A poster of the Unitarian Universalist Principles... Activity 6: Time Line From Building Bridges Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Religions Time Line (Workshop 1) Sticky notes and fine-point markers World map or globe Preparation for... Closing From Building Bridges Activity time: 2 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Taking It Home... Leader Reflection and Planning From Building Bridges Review today's workshop with your co-leader. This workshop introduced an important historical time in the development of world religion, as well as five... Faith In Action: Beauty All Around Us From Building Bridges Preparation for Activity Choose an outdoor site on your congregation's grounds and plan the group's "site visit." Talk to the congregational grounds... Alternate Activity 1: What Goes Around, Comes Around From Building Bridges Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Newton's Cradle desktop toy (see Leader Resource 4, Newton's Cradle, Illustration) or a pendulum... Taking It Home From Building Bridges All things are within me, and on self-examination, I find no greater joy than to be true to myself.... Indra's Magnificent Jeweled Net From Building Bridges A traditional Buddhist and Hindu story.... Handout 1: Aphorisms of Confucius From Building Bridges Gathered from online sources including the Quotations Page and the Brainy Quote websites. 1. Those who would perfect their work must first sharpen their... Handout 2: Comparative Chart of Eastern Religions From Building Bridges Zoroastrianism Jainism Taoism Buddhism Confucianism Year 600 BCE 556 BCE 550 BCE 531 BCE 500 BCE Country Iran India China India China Prophet / Founder... Leader Resource 1: 600-500 BCE, Eastern Religions History Game From Building Bridges A B C D E Zoroastrianism Jainism Taoism Buddhism Confucianism Founded: 600 BCE Founded: 556 BCE Founded: 550 BCE Founded: 531 BCE Founded: 500 BCE Iran... Leader Resource 2: Eastern Religions Background From Building Bridges In Iran... Beginning in 653 BCE, the Assyrian Empire to the east conquered part of the region, the Median Empire was overrun by Scythians, and a new... Leader Resource 3: Jain Symbol From Building Bridges Provided by Elembis. The Jain Hand symbolizes the Jain Vow of Ahimsa, or nonviolence. The Sanskrit word in the middle of the palm is "ahimsa." The wheel... Leader Resource 4: Newton's Cradle, Illustration From Building Bridges From Scientific American. Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Find Out More From Building Bridges Ahimsa A yoga teacher in Santa Cruz offers on her website the page Ahimsa: Non-Harming, a very nice page on ahimsa, the path to true nonviolence. The... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Building Bridges NEXT: Introduction Download all of Building Bridges (Word) to edit or print.