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Jataka Tales
Buddhists accept Jataka tales as stories of the Buddha’s own earlier births as he evolved, over
the course of endless world cycles and countless lifetimes, towards full enlightenment and
Buddhahood. As such, they form the backbone of the literary and artistic traditions of Buddhist
Asia. The Jatakas empower and dramatize some of the deepest values and beliefs of the
Working with a partner you will choose one Jataka tale to illustrate and tell to your classmates.
Do not include the moral of the story. It will be up to your classmates to figure out what the
moral is. These were mostly written for Children to teach them moral lessons and compassion.
Remember that when illustrating your story.