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CLIP 3579

Expressing spirituality

Expressing spirituality
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Key Info
  • Expressing spirituality
  • Duration: 03:21
  • Sahaja, a Buddhist visual artist, leads a class in making 'demon daggers', describing how Buddhist teaching leads to integrating the self. The demon dagger symbolises ways of getting rid of the hindrances to right living we all have. The students aren't making Buddhist artefacts – but artefacts for themselves that 'borrow' the symbolism of Buddhist art.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education

       Topic:

    Buddhism

  • Keywords: Buddhist, Buddhism, artist, art, spirituality, creativity, RE, Buddha
Ideas for use in class
  • Enable students to examine a number of Buddhist artefacts and images with the chance to find out about their meanings. Use the programme to show them more about the activity that is set here, and ask them to design a personal jewel.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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