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We expect there will be recordings, but if you want to watch live, the Dalai Lama is speaking at these time in the early morning!! Look for his live webcast:
May 16th: 8:00am - 9:30am IST (3.30am UK, 4.30am Spain)
May 17th: 8:00am - 9:30am IST (3.30am UK, 4.30am Spain)
Whether you are looking to study Buddhism from an academic viewpoint or would like an introduction to its teachings and how you can begin to practice it yourself, this Buddhism Diploma Course from the Centre of Excellence is a great starting point.
Studying the Buddhism Diploma Course, you will learn about the history of Buddha and his personal journey to Enlightenment. You will see that he took his own difficult journey to emotional freedom of mind, body and spirit and that through his own experiences he formed a philosophy, which was his personal pathway to freedom or Nirvana.
There are many scriptures or canons, with long descriptions of Buddha’s teachings; over the centuries, these have been distilled down to simple guiding philosophies or ‘disciplines’, which are commonly practised in all Buddhist monastic communities. While these disciplines can seem slightly daunting to learn, it is worth taking the time to study his main teachings of The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Pathway, both of which are covered in the Buddhism Diploma Course, because they form the basis of his teachings in a much more simplified fashion.
Along with these teachings, you’ll learn about the three aspects of Buddhism, known as ‘The Three Jewels’, the Three Universal Truths, the core beliefs of Buddhists, and the power of meditation and mindfulness. You’ll also study two of Buddhism’s figureheads - the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh - and gain an understanding of their roles.
As this course provides an introduction to Buddhism, we have kept the content as simple as possible to form the basis of what you can then use as a foundation to further research and learning, should you choose to. We have included several practical exercises so that you can experience the teachings personally and see the impact they have on your daily life.
Module 1: Introduction to Buddhism
Part 1: Introduction: What is Buddhism?
Part 2: A Key Buddhist Practice: Meditation
Part 3: Mastering the Mind
Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Origins – The Story of Buddha
Part 1: Buddha’s Childhood
Part 2: The Four Passing Sights – Buddha’s First Discoveries
Part 3: The Enlightenment of the Buddha
Part 4: The Last Words of the Buddha
Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: The Three Jewels
Part 1: The Buddha: The First Of The Three Jewels
Part 2: The Dharma: The Second Of The Three Jewels
Part 3: The Sangha: The Third Of The Three Jewels
Part 4: Taking Refuge: What Does This Mean?
Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: The Three Universal Truths
Part 1: Anicca: Impermanence, Everything Changes
Part 2: Dukkha: All Living Things Suffer
Part 3: Anatta: No Self/Ego
Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: The Four Noble Truths
Part 1: The First Noble Truth
Part 2: The Second Noble Truth
Part 3: The Third Noble Truth
Part 4: The Fourth Noble Truth
Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: The Eightfold Path
Part 1: What is the Eightfold Path?
Part 2: Ethical Conduct
Part 3: Mental Discipline
Part 4: Wisdom
Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Meditation, Mindfulness and Training the Mind/Ego
Part 1: Meditation
Part 2: How the Mind Can Work Against Us
Part 3: Mindfulness
Part 4: Happiness is a Mindset
Part 5: The Ego: How it Can Create Fear and Defensive Attitudes
Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Buddhism – Some Core Beliefs
Part 1: The Benefits of Accepting Suffering Exists
Part 2: Loving Kindness – Towards Ourselves and Towards Others
Part 3: Attachment: Craving, Grasping, Avoidance
Part 4: Samsara and Karma: The Cycle of Death and Rebirth
Part 5: Impermanence
Part 6: Buddha’s Insights
Part 7: Ethical Conduct – Sila
Part 8: The Brahma Viharas and Sacred Mandalas
Part 9: Liberation – Nirvana, Enlightenment
Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Two Buddhist Figureheads
Part 1: The Dalai Lama: A Spiritual and Buddhist Leader
Part 2: Humanitarian Work
Part 3: Thich Nhat Hanh
Part 4: The Luther-King Connection
Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Practising Buddhism
Part 1: A Short History
Part 2: Monastic Communities and Lay Buddhism
Part 3: The Five Precepts
Part 4: Starting A Buddhist Practice
Part 5: Summary
Module 10 Assessment
The Buddhism Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.
This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.
This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.
Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
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