In modern life, how do Buddhists practice their beliefs?
"Students reflect on the values of moral teachings as a basis
think and act in everyday life"
Buddhism teaches us to lead a life of purpose and awareness. Living mindfully can help us live a life of balance and peace. We can find joy in our daily lives by looking for the beauty in the world.
Modern Life and Buddhism
Awareness: The ability to be conscious of one's environment, thoughts and feelings. Balance: A state of equilibrium where opposing forces are equal. Joy: A feeling of great pleasure or happiness.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion. The Buddhist tradition began in India over 2,500 years ago. There are over 500 million Buddhists in the world today!
Work together in pairs: How does Buddhism help people to deal with the stresses and challenges of modern life?
Work together in pairs: What are some of the moral teachings of Buddhism that you think could be beneficial to consider in modern life?
Brain break: Create a drawing of an alien from outer space eating an ice cream cone. The alien must have at least three eyes and five arms, and the ice cream cone must have five scoops of different flavors. Be creative and have fun!
What is the central teaching of Buddhism?
- Do unto others as you would have them do to you
- There is no God
- The Four Noble Truths
- The Eightfold Path
What is the first of the Four Noble Truths?
- There is no God
- The world is suffering
- Everything is impermanent
- Everyone should reach Nirvana
What is the Eightfold Path?
- The path to enlightenment
- The path to divine power
- A set of eight rules to live by
- The journey to the afterlife
What is the goal of Buddhism?
What is the most important practice in Buddhism?