Tapestry of Faith: Building Bridges: A World Religions Program for 8th-9th Grades

Activity 4: Fact Sheet

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

Description of Activity

Participants go over some basic tenets of Buddhism.

Distribute the handout and review any unfamiliar concepts or terms. In particular, discuss "nirvana" and "reincarnation."

Ask the youth if they have heard the term "nirvana." Some will have, because of the rock group by that name. Ask what it means to them. Let them explore this idea a bit.

Ask the youth what they know about reincarnation. Ask if they believe in it. Their answers might surprise you!

Before moving on to the next activity, let the youth share their knowledge of and thoughts about Buddhism. If you will lead a second workshop on Buddhism, let participants know that. If you will be engaging with a Buddhist community, give participants any information they need.