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0801- Buddhism

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Learning Objective: To explore aspects of the Buddhist worship.
  • 1. LearningObjective:ToexploreaspectsoftheBuddhistworship.

2. LearningObjective:Toexplore aspectsoftheBuddhistworship. Learning Outcomes: I will be able to identify three features of a Buddhist temple (L3-L4) I will be able to explain at least two Buddhist symbols (L3-L5) I will be able to create a symbolic message and container (L4-L6) 3. WhichReligion? Write down which building belongs to which religion in your books 2 Minutes Mosque = Gurdwara = Synagogue = Cathedral = Mandir = A C E B A D C E B D 4. BuddhistTemples Buddhist temples are known by many different names including Stupas and Pagodas. Some are believed to contain a relic of the Buddha They may be small or large, sometimes beautiful. Often surrounded by a monastery and are place of pilgrimage Buddhists may walk around them as a sign of respect, chant, meditate or make offerings. 5. BuddhistTemples Buddhist Temples may include the following; Buddhist temples are designed to symbolise the five elements: Fire, Air, Earth (symbolised by the base), Water, Wisdom (symbolised by the top) Draw and label your own small diagram of either a STUPA or a PAGODA temple. Include at least THREE features. Once you finish Write down the differences between the two types of temple. A Stupa looks like where as a pagoda temple has 6. Buddhistsdontjustworshipata temple Theycanalsoworshipathome Somewillsetasidearoomasa SHRINETherewillbesomeof thefollowingthings 7. Symbols What does the word Symbol mean to you With the person next to you Come up with a list of as many symbols as you can think of 8. Lotus Flower = Purity Mandala = Existence Buddha = Water = Purity Fruit = Ultimate fruit of enlightenment (the goal) Incense = Calm and Peaceful Candles = Enlightenment Flowers = Changing nature Impermanence Prayer Wheel = What could these represent? 9. Rachelisa15yearoldBuddhist livinginLondon We have a shrine room at home. It is a quiet and peaceful room and I love to go into it. When I go in I bow down to the Buddha. We have photographs of the Dalai Lama on the walls. There are lots of statues and images of the Buddha. We put flowers in the room and there are candles and incense burning. It is a special place and when I go in, I feel calm and different. I sit on one cushion; meditate and worship. I go there at least once a day. It helps me face the world 10. Look at the image of the shrine and imagine you were there. WRITE What are the sounds? I can hear What are the smells? I can smell the What can you see? I can see What is the atmosphere like? The atmosphere is How do you feel? I feel 11. Review I can identify the main features of a Buddhist Temple. L3-4 NEXT I can explain why images of Buddha are so varied. L4-5 12. BUDDHA 13. BUDDHA 14. BUDDHA 15. BUDDHA 16. NotaBuddha 17. Buddha In China he is represented as the fat laughing Buddha with a friendly face He represents wealth Every image you just saw has symbolic meanings The position of the hands in particular have special meanings. These are called MUDRAS 18. Comeupwith yourown Mudrasof yourown. Prepareto share 19. Mantras As part of worship Buddhists chant mantras. These are a combination of sounds. These symbolise a particular aspect of enlightenment. Buddhists sometimes write a mantra on a piece of paper and place it inside the prayer wheel. The turning of the prayer wheel symbolises that the spiritual power of the mantra is release into the world. What is a mantra? Write your own symbolic message for the world What could a modern replacement for the prayer wheel be? 20. FindtheFiction Write down ONE TRUE statement that you have learnt from todays lesson and TWO FALSE statements from todays lesson. Buddhist temples always have golden roofs Buddhist temples are always square One type of Buddhist temple is known as a Pagoda Buddha's always have big bellies Buddha's hands are always folded Buddha's hands positions symbolise many things