Friday 8th January - BuddhismWho was Siddhartha Gautama? In this lesson we will be learning about Siddhartha Gautama. He is the first individual to have achieved enlightenment through the practice of meditation. He became known as Buddha, which means ‘the enlightened one’. We will learn about his life and his journey to enlightenment. You will need a piece of paper, a pen and your brain.
Friday 15th January - BuddhismWhat are the four noble truths of Buddhism? In this lesson, we are going to be learning about Buddhism as a religious tradition that was originally passed on by word of mouth. We will also learn about the Buddha’s core teachings: the threefold path to enlightenment and the four noble truths.
Friday 22nd January - BuddhismWhat is the eightfold path? In this lesson, we are going to be learning about Buddhism as a religious tradition that was originally passed on by word of mouth. We will also learn about the Buddha’s core teaching that helps Buddhists reach enlightenment: the eightfold path.
Friday 29th January Which festivals do Buddhists celebrate?In this lesson we will be learning about the Buddhist festival called Wesak. We will learn about why this festival is so special to Buddhists and the traditions that they observe. Finally, we will learn about the Noble Eightfold Path, which Buddhists reflect upon during Wesak. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.
Friday 5th February Why do Buddhists meditate?In this lesson we will be learning about meditation. We are going to learn about why Buddhists meditate, how they meditate and we are even going to practise some meditation ourselves. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.
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