Certificate of Buddhist Studies
18 classes required (12 specified core courses, 6 elective courses)
The Certificate of Buddhist Studies is open to anyone, usually with a wish to learn Buddhist basics so that they may bring happiness and peace to themselves as well as to others. Buddha Dharma University focuses on continually forging opportunities to experience a contemporary, in-depth and non-sectarian study of Buddhism, whilst also promoting the knowledge and understanding of the various word traditions, schools and cultures of Buddhism. Programs are therefore taught and mentored by scholars and masters from a variety of traditions, thus taking advantage of America’s unique diversity of Buddhist practice and presentation. Buddha Dharma University provides the opportunity to experience a profound, meaningful and rewarding path to Buddhist scholarship and awakening to your original nature.