Fear

Freedom From Fear

Introduction

This essay assignment asks students to connect ideas they've learned from studying the Dhammapada to Aung San Suu Kyi's essay "Freedom from Fear."

Motivation

Western students may have associated Buddhism with Tibetan Buddhism - this activity helps them see Buddhism in a different context, and how it can be used as a means of resistance.

Logistics

This is best done as an essay assignment to give students proper time to think through the relevant connections.

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