"Making these materials was pretty tough. We wanted to make lively, stimulating materials for teenagers, showing practical examples of the Dharma applied to current social issues such as community cohesion, democracy, the environment, volunteering and ethical communication.
"And we wanted to find teenage Buddhists who could speak coherently about Buddhism. It was like searching for needles in haystacks but we found them: young Theravadins in Hertfordshire on a weekend about identity and the self; students in Bhutan talking about the prospect of democracy, and so on.
"We used the 'Four Sangrahavastus' as the organising principle for the series. They are one of the Buddha's teachings from the Pali Canon but comparatively little known in other Buddhist traditions. To ensure it represented a diversity of Buddhist perspectives we used volunteer consultants from three other UK Buddhist traditions to keep an eye on the project . And the reviews have been great. Here's one:"
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- identity and belonging
- volunteering and charities
- speech and communication
- karma and the environment
- short videos including young Buddhists in Britain and Bhutan
- thought-provoking questions to discuss or answer online
- activities including webquests
- additional information for keener pupils
- detailed teacher's notes.