Who is Buddha? Webinar Series for school teachers

Event is delivered by

  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Edinburgh

Event date

Thursday 27 January 2022


to Thursday 17 March 2022


Event contact

Event description

Who was the Buddha? A philosopher or a divine saviour? A unique figure, or an example of a goal available to all Buddhists? How does his person relate to his teachings and to Buddhist beliefs and practices? And what is his role in our own UK context?

Join scholars Dr Naomi Appleton (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Chris Jones (University of Cambridge) for an informative and entertaining tour through Buddhist literature, ideas, and practices, and gain access to some new resources for teaching Buddhism in your own classroom. This series is free to attend and is suitable for new and experienced teachers of Buddhism alike, though those new to Buddhism should make sure to attend the first two sessions. Q&A will feature in every session; see schedule below:

1. The Buddha: Historical Figure or Literary Character? - Thursday 27/1/2022, 4.00-5.15pm

2. The Buddha as Philosopher - Thursday 3/2/2022, 4.00-5.15pm

3. The Buddha as Social Reformer - Thursday 17/2/2022, 4.00-5.15pm

4. The Buddha in Buddhist Practice - Thursday 24/2/2022, 4.00-5.15pm

5. The Buddha among Buddhas - Thursday 10/3/2022, 4.00-5.15pm

6. The Buddha in Modern Britain - Thursday 17/3/2022, 4.00-5.15pm

Event type

  • Virtual webinar


  • Free event
  • No travel required
  • Enhance knowledge and skills