Jodo Shu

Objectives

    1. After this lesson, the students will know:
      1. The founder of Jodo Shu
      2. The key beliefs & Sutras
      3. The key practices

Materials

Worksheet

Worksheet-Answer

Preparations


Method

    1. Intro:
      1. What do you know about Jodo Shu?
    2. Video https://youtu.be/9RcP8jVrkJ8
    3. Worksheet
      1. Read worksheet while students follow along filling in the worksheet
    4. Practices
      1. Junen - https://youtu.be/Dy57um3Pjpg (3:30 min)
      2. Nembutsu Ichie - 5 minutes
      3. San shorai - https://youtu.be/fBtA4qfBLQY (8:00 min)
    5. Review

Evaluation

What do you think?

Can you do this?

Who is the founder of Jodo Shu?

Notes

The Nembutsu Ichie can be lengthened to be much longer as desired. Longer sessions provide a different effect. Short time periods students will laugh. However, once they keep going past, there will be moments of concentration as well as lapses. Have the leader keep going. They can get louder or softer if they choose.

Author

Mas Nishimura, nish221.at.gmail.dot.com, San Jose Betsuin, 2018

Worksheet - Answers

Worksheet