This week in class we finished up the move “The Buddha” which was about the life of Siddhartha Gautama, who was the founder of Buddhism. After the movie, we had a discussion about what the students learned from the movie. We talked about how Buddhism differs from Judaism, and how important it is to understand why other religions are practiced and followed.
After the discussion, we broke out into groups of two and the students filled out a worksheet about dealing with problems. We noticed the differences in how a Buddhist may deal with problems versus how we may deal with problems. It was interesting to look at a fresh and new perspective! Everyone contributed and seemed to enjoy the discussion that came from the worksheet. We had some free time at the end of class to play some games since middle school needed to skip Hebrew!