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Buddhism Course


Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Understand Buddhism for personal interest or as a foundation for further study
  • Be awarded the BSY Certificate of Competence

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Buddhism is one of the world’s six dominant religions; however, it has one significant difference.  Buddhism has no Creator, no Omnipotent Being. The Buddha himself is simply a Great Teacher, and an ever-growing number of Westerners are now coming into contact with his philosophy finding that if they truly open their hearts, it can bring inner peace and happiness. This course is an intriguing introduction to the subject, demonstrating that study can indeed change the way we look and feel about things.


  • Lesson One
    • Introducing Buddhism
      • The Life of Siddartha – the Historical Buddha
  • Lesson Two
    • Enlightenment and the Four Noble Truths
      • The First Noble Truth – ‘Dukkha’
      • The Second Noble Truth – ‘Samadaya’
      • The Third Noble Truth – ‘Nirodha’
  • Lesson Three
    • Enlightenment and the Four Noble Truths (Continued)
      • The Fourth Noble Truth – ‘Magga’
      • Wisdom
      • Morality
      • Mental Culture
  • Lesson Four
    • Meditation
      • Anapannassati
      • Vipassana
      • Metta
  • Lesson Five
    • The Triple Gem
    • The Three Marks of Existence
  • Lesson Six
    • The Diversity Of Buddhism
      • Theravada
      • Mahayana 

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 8 monthly instalments of £25
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £270 £250 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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