The University organizes content from across the Web into self-paced, free courses on a variety of topics in Buddhist Studies. We currently offer 4 courses on the fundamentals of Buddhism:

Buddhism 101

An introduction suitable for everyone, especially beginners and people completely new to Buddhism.

The Early Buddhist Texts

An introduction to the Buddhist Canon suitable for everyone. This courses is based on Bhikkhu Bodhi’s popular anthology, In The Buddha’s Words.

The Form(s) of Buddhism

An introduction to the history and religious aspects of Buddhism, including analysis of the Sangha and what it takes to call yourself a Buddhist.

The Function of Buddhism

An introduction to the Buddhist practice, placing the meditative and ethical trainings in their broader developmental context.