I grew up in a society that was predominately Christian (for example, there were a lot of churches and no mosques, pagodas or temples in my neighbourhood). I went to Sunday school when I was little and I learnt about sin. Sin is a Christain concept which I understood as meaning to behave in the wrong way.

Buddhists don't have a concept of sin, what they do have is karma. Listen to the hugely respected and revered Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh talking about karma.

Listen to Thich Nhat Hanh again and complete the notes with NO MORE than TWO WORDS

Karma is action

Three ways of acting: thinking, speaking and (1)______

Every act has a result = karma

Karma continues always

Performing positive karma - helps you and (2)______

  • Thoughts of loving kindness, compassion and (3)______is wonderful karma

  • Speaking to inspire confidence and remove (4)______ and suffering is wonderful karma

  • Doing something to help people (5)______ is wonderful karma

Buddha produced positive karma his whole life

Karma should not be understood as only as something (6)_______

Negative karma should not be continued

Good karma should be (7)______

Practising loving kindness produces loving kindness in your child and your (8)______

Then if she continues, loving kindness is transmitted to future generations

When you are ready, enter your answers in the sheet below


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