Helping teachers teach Buddhism

The products that Clear Vision produced are sadly no longer available but we do intend to do our best to re-purpose them here for free, at least so that the core video and supporting material is accessible again.

So far we have these two resources:

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images from the Life of the Buddha

The Life of the Buddha

Aimed at ages 8 to 12, seven chapters take us through the life of the Buddha. The video quality isn’t up to modern standards but is watchable!

Us and Them: Buddhism, identity and community

Our first re-presentation was an online interactive Flash-based resource. We hope you find it useful for ages 12 to 16.

Buddhist Stories

These stories, for aged 12 and up, are accessible versions or a ‘re-telling’ of traditional texts from the Pali Canon. They don’t assume any prior knowledge, can be used in any order, and you are welcome to adapt them for your own purposes.

They are offered freely as pdfs, with thanks to Richard Winter from the Cambridge Buddhist Centre.

  • Ajatasattu: the value of a life of simplicity, contentment and meditation
  • Angulimala: the possibility of transforming one’s life and the difficulties involved in this
  • Bahiya: the search for wisdom – beyond words and concepts
  • Early Life of the Buddha: the nature of the Buddha’s wisdom
  • Elephant and Opinions: why people are convinced that their own wrong opinions are the truth
  • Kalamas’ questions: how to distinguish true teachings from the variety of ‘opinions’
  • Karma: our good and bad actions always have good and bad consequences
  • Kisa Gotami: bereavement, grief and compassion for humanity as a whole
  • Meghiya: the importance of friendship in making spiritual progress
  • Ocean and Wisdom: the nature of wisdom and the path to wisdom
  • Signs ‘Mangala’: the many different aspects of the spiritual life
  • Tathagatagarbha (hidden wisdom): each of us already has a hidden Buddha Nature
  • Women’s stories 1: are there spiritual differences between women and men? Also the nature of ‘mental control’
  • Women’s stories 2: spirituality and beauty, spirituality and physical pleasures