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 Buddhas 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, youll 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. Youll also study two of Buddhisms 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.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
This course isregistered withthe 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.
Training Course Content
Module 1: Introduction to Buddhism
Module 2: Origins The Story of Buddha
Module 3: The Three Jewels
Module 4: The Three Universal Truths
Module 5: The Four Noble Truths
Module 6: The Eightfold Path
Module 7: Meditation, Mindfulness and Training the Mind/Ego
Module 8: Buddhism Some Core Beliefs
Module 9: Two Buddhist Figureheads
Module 10: Practising Buddhism
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