There is a growing awareness of the self and consciousness all over the world. Buddhism is not a religion; it’s a way of life – and now you can learn all about it for free.
Many people around the world are figuring out the real powers of their consciousness. More and more people are seeking out alternative medicinal treatment and natural lifestyle changes to make life better for themselves, as well as the people around them. Buddhism is simply a practice that enables you to fully embrace the power of your conscious self and include it all throughout your daily life. It’s a peaceful way to approach life and brings about many benefits. However, not everyone is as familiar with it as they’d like.
Most of us don’t have the money to drop on a college course about Buddhism, however, there might be another way! Harvard is now providing an online course for Buddhism that anyone can take – and it’s free! What are you waiting for? You’re an online course away from being a monk. Okay, maybe it’s not that deep. However, it will teach you how to apply Buddhism to your busy life.
The course is titled Buddhism Through Its Scriptures, and it can be completed in just 4 weeks! The introduction course was created to fit the needs of a young novice as well as a more seasoned practitioner of Buddhism. Not to mention the fact that it can be done with only 6-10 hours per week! While it is no longer interactive, all of its rich lecture and supplemental materials are available for your benefit! This could be a huge intellectual gain.
The course is taught by Professor Charles Hallisey from Harvard’s divinity school. The professor says he hopes the course will reach people of diverse backgrounds in order to interact constructively around topics that too often divide us.
In his syllabus, Hallisey further elaborates on his unique approach to teaching the course on Buddhism, saying:
When we turn to the Buddhist heritages for help in answering some questions that we bring to the study of Buddhist scriptures, we open ourselves to the possibility of not only learning about Buddhism but also learning from Buddhism. This openness to learning from Buddhists is not in the sense of saying that a Buddhist interpretation is automatically the “right” interpretation. Rather, it is to see that Buddhists themselves have thought about many of the same questions that we bring to Buddhist scriptures, and many of the same questions that we have about ourselves, as persons, and about this world in which we find ourselves.
You can register here!