Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • Pose in the same position as this sculpture of Buddha. How does this position make you feel?

  • How would you describe the expression on Buddha's face?

  • What is Buddha doing with his hands? His right hand in the abhaya mudra (hand position) that means “do not fear.” His left hand holds a medicine pot to display the Buddha’s healing powers

  • What do you think this sculpture is made of? Why?

  • What is Buddha standing on? What could be the significance of this object?

  • This sculpture was originally painted. What do you think it would have looked like when it was fully painted?