Lesson 1 (from "Foreword" and "Editor's Introduction")
"Foreword" and "Editor's Introduction"
The book's foreword is written by H.H. the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama endorses the teachings of Hanh, the book's author, without reservation. This lesson focuses on the Dalai Lama' s teachings concerning the link between personal and global harmony and how his revered teachings give credibility to the author's.
1) Class Discussion: Who is the Dalai Lama? According to the Dalai Lama's teachings, what are the basic building blocks for harmony? How is an individual's own harmony an important part of world peace?
2) Group Discussion: What words of praise does the Dalai Lama share with the reader about Hanh?
3) Paragraph Writing: Write at least three well-developed paragraphs discussing altruism and compassion, two of the Dalai Lama's teachings on harmony. What is altruism? What is compassion? Could these become instruments of dissension rather than cohesiveness in a society?
4) Homework: Write an...
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