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Video Information and Comprehension Questions

Buddhism and the Dalai Lama
Religion and Culture 3-pack

The following questions appear onscreen in the video. Feel free to integrate them into your lesson plan as needed.


 
Questions to consider before watching the video:
  • What do you know about Buddhism?
  • Who is the Dalai Lama?
  • As you watch the program, pay attention to the messages of Buddha and the Dalai Lama. What are some key ideas of their teachings? How are they similar to and different from other religions with which you are familiar?
Questions to consider after watching the video:
  • Many Tibetans live in exile in India. When and why did the Chinese invade Tibet?
  • What role does the Dalai Lama play in Tibet's exiled government?
  • What are his goals for his fellow Tibetans who live in exile?
Suggested activity
Research current Tibetan-Chinese relations and the United States' involvement. Then write a letter to your representative in Congress expressing your opinions.