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Buddhism Diploma Course

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Buddhism Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

Take the Buddhism Diploma Course and you will gain insight and understanding on the subject of Buddhism, its founder - Buddha - and how this ancient philosophy has grown to become a worldwide concept on how to reflect inwardly and nurture mindful kindness towards others.

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 philosoph...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Introduction to Buddhism
  • Introduction
  • 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
Buddhism Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

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, the Buddhism Diploma Course is a great starting point. With both theory and practice covered by the course, you will learn Buddhism’s concepts and how to incorporate Buddha’s teachings into your own life, for the benefit of yourself and those around you.


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, all of which can be found here.

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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