NOTE: This guide is a supplement to The Hero’s Journey in Five Days, my basic guide for teaching the Hero’s Journey. It assumes that your students have already studied the Hero’s Journey archetype. If students have not studied the Hero's Journey, see The Hero's Journey in Five Days or The Hero’s Journey: A Comprehensive Guide, which contains not just The Legend of the Buddha, but Rites of Passage, "Gawain and the Green Knight," "The Call Refused" and much more.
THE LEGEND OF THE BUDDHA: A SPIRITUAL HERO'S JOURNEY
The Legend of the Buddha illustrates the spiritual Hero’s Journey through the story of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Using a version of the Buddha legend written specifically for the Hero’s Journey, this one- or two-day lesson guides students through the eight stages of Buddha’s journey, from the unrest that called him to the journey through his battle with Mara to his enlightenment and return. Included are:
― a detailed lesson plan,
― extensive background information,
― more than a dozen quotes for discussion and writing,
― questions for discussion (with sample answers), and
― two graphic activities that explore Buddha’s journey.
The lesson is ready to teach. Just preview the unit, print the student material and begin teaching.
If you need to teach the Hero's Journey (this unit assumes students have already studied it), see The Hero's Journey in Five Days, my basic guide to the Hero's Journey, or The Hero's Journey: A Comprehensive Guide, which contains not just the Hero's Journey, but Rites of Passage, "Gawain and the Green Knight" and "The Call Refused."
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