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Online Certificate Program: Humanistic Buddhism and Leadership at the University of the West! August 12, 2011

Filed under: Events,Youth Workshop — memeandbojo @ 8:53 pm

If you ever wanted to study Buddhism in a University setting at home, this is your opportunity. The University of the West is offering a way for even those at a distance to study Humanistic Buddhism. Please visit the link and sign up for the first class before August 16th! University of the West Online Certificate in Humanistic Buddhism and Leadership.

The program is designed for those who are interested in Buddhism and Buddhist leadership in practice. Buddhists, non-Buddhists, beginners and advanced students in Buddhism are welcome. The online course takes place both in real-time and under your own pace (synchronous and asychronous) in the University of the West campus or online.

For those who are at a distance or have conflicting scheduling, the class meetings will be made available via a live private video web conference.

SCHEDULE FOR CLASSES

Summer 2011 (Aug 16, 2011 ~ Oct 26, 2011)
HBL100 “Introduction to the Study of Buddhism”: Aug 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26
Lecturer: Dr. Lewis Lancaster

Fall 2011 (Oct 5, 2011 ~ Dec 21, 2011)
HBL200 “Introduction to Dunhuang Studies”: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23
Lecturer: Dr. Darui Long

Spring 2012 (Jan 31, 2012 ~ Apr 20, 2012)
HBL250 “Buddhist Leadership in Practice”: Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 6, 13, 20
Lecturer: Dr. Ven. Jue Ji and Mr. Roger Lu

ENROLL NOW! University of the West Online Certificate in Humanistic Buddhism and Leadership.

Class size is limited
First class begins August 16, 2011

 

10 Responses to “Online Certificate Program: Humanistic Buddhism and Leadership at the University of the West!”

  1. Claudia James Says:

    Dear to whom this may concern,

    I am a young humanistic Buddhist doing research into the 5 Precepts …. in terms of the First precept … is ‘do no harm to others and yourself’ a reasonable translation of this First precept?

    I would value a comment / help so highly,

    Kindly,

    Claudia James

  2. Claudia James Says:

    May I ask one last question… Is harming Oneself a violation of the first precept? x x x x Kindly

    • memeandbojo Says:

      Yes, harming oneself is a violation of the first precept.

      A good mantra is: “all is impermanent, there is no self.” The self is ever changing and evolving. You are not the same person who wrote the question, and you will not be the same person two minutes after you read the words that I have written here.

      Harming oneself or other beings is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Whatever the temporary problem is, the solution of harm can not ever be taken back. Anyone with the intention of harming oneself or other beings is too focused on the past or the future. Being mindful and living in the present moment reduces suffering for all.

      with kind thoughts …

  3. clai Says:

    Apologies, may I ask one extra question, and that is… what buddhist tradtion / school are you are part of (do you follow) … is it Humanistic Buddhism? x Kindly

    • memeandbojo Says:

      You can ask as many questions as you like. I find refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. There will always be something to guide you from each tradition. Try, though, not to confuse the lantern for the light.

  4. claudia Says:

    * Claudia, sorry, not Clai🙂 !


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