From Our Classrooms to Yours: Tibetan Buddhism in the Social Studies Classroom

Are you curious about Tibetan Buddhism and how it can be incorporated in the classroom? This presentation is for you! NCTA alumna Stephanie Rizas will discuss the basic tenets of Tibetan Buddhism with a focus on some of the more unique aspects of its believers: the use of the mandala, khora, and the role of reincarnation. She will discuss and use clips from various films, including Unmistaken Child, Kundun, and Seven Years in Tibet. She will also discuss the political role of the Dalai Lama and the future of Tibetan Buddhism in modern China as well. Prepare to learn, to meditate, and to admire the beauty of Tibetan Buddhism!