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Where is the official birthplace of
The following articles highlight some of the current dialogue regarding the birthplace of the Buddha. There are many resources on personal blogs.
The current news articles listed below provide a valuable lesson for students first learning about the birthplace of the Buddha, because not everyone agrees!
Finally, this website is dedicated to the further education about the Buddha, originally named Siddhartha Gautama and his influence on society as an "Enlightened One" and Teacher of the World.
New Debate on Birthplace of Buddha 14 Sept. 2005
Buddha: Son of Lumbini and World Teacher website is all about the Buddha and his birthplace in the southern part of Nepal and the overall influence of Buddhism. The website focuses on the geography in the area, the narrative stories about the Buddha and the use of mandalas as a ritualistic art form in buddhism. While compiling the sources and ideas for this website it was difficult to leave materials out because there is a plethora of outstanding areas of topics to learn.
I teach grades 8-12, at a boarding school, Eagle Hill School, in Hardwick, Massachusetts. I intend to use this website, sources here and other websites created by Literature, Religions and Arts of the Himalayan Regions Institute members as resources in my classes on Global Perspectives, East Asian Literature, Systembusters and all classes on web page design! Furthermore, the diversity of websites created will also be shared with faculty and friends for their use in classes relating to subjects from the area.
Participation in the 2011 Institute has provided for me a library of resources referenced by the many expert presenters. Also, each presenter shared their expertise and experiences while doing their research and provided a huge resource of images and written documentation. The bounty of research materials, lectures and the tangible experiences with the Newar Feast, trip to the Rubin Museum of Art and Tibetan Feast all provide a multi-sensory learning experience which rates as a major learning experience.
Diana T. Mackiewicz, July 2011
What will one find here among the many pages of information and lessons?
|This site was created by Diana T. Mackiewicz at the NEH Summer Institute "Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Region," held at the College of the Holy Cross, Summer 2011. Last updated August, 2011.|