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Bodh Gaya: Center of the Buddhist World

Learn about Bodh Gaya, one of several sights in India associated with the birth of Buddhism.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

Artwork

A Guardian King, approx. 900-1000

A guardian king, Heian period (794–1185), approx. 900–1000. Japan. Wood. The Avery Brundage Collection, B67S1.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Zen Calligraphy

Shodo Harada Roshi, the abbot of Sogenji, a 17th century monastery in Okayama in Japan and international teacher of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, demonstrates his large scale calligraphy works.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

Video

Baat Cheet with Founder of Healing Yoga Foundation Kate Holcombe

Utilizing the special exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation as a point of departure, this short, dynamic talk, or Baat Cheet, focuses on California’s unique role in the adoption, evolution, and popularization of yoga today.

GRADE LEVEL: College and Beyond

Activity

Create Your Own Mandala

Experience the quiet, meditative act yourself when you create your own mandala, a geometric meditation map.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

Background Information

An Introduction to the Kingdom of Bhutan

Known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” Bhutan is a remote Himalayan kingdom located east of Nepal and west of Burma, between Tibet and India. On its northern border, Bhutan is flanked by some of the tallest mountains in the world.

GRADE LEVEL: College and Beyond

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Religious Practices of the Samurai

An overview of the religious practices of the samurai.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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New Year's Celebrations: China

Rituals and traditions of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
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Buddhism in the Tang (618–906) and Song (960–1279) Dynasties

Buddhism was founded in northern India in the sixth century BCE. Most historians believe it was introduced to China in approximately the second century by means of monks and traders along the Silk Road.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

Lesson

China's Terracotta Army

In groups, students will research and present information about the First Emperor’s accomplishments and legacy.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8)
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