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Buddhism: Diamond Sutra and World Peace

All over the world, as the clock strikes midnight to celebrate the start of a new year, people would typically embrace each other, and wish, or pray, for “world peace”.

But has “world peace” become a cliché? 

In this day and age when we often see atrocities and destruction inflicted in the name of religion, is “world peace” just a distant wish?  Or can the world really make it happen?

Many people associate Buddhism with monks chanting, people meditating in a trance, or ancient beliefs of reincarnation.

Is there more to it?  What is Buddhism?  In fact, what is religion? 

How is an ancient Buddhist sutra, recording the words of the Buddha first told more than two thousand years ago, able to discuss aspects of the universe (Conditioned and Unconditioned Phenomena), let alone explain the cause of global religious conflicts?  More importantly, what insights can we obtain to achieve world peace?

These are some of the very basic but profound questions which will be addressed in the online course, Buddhism: Diamond Sutra and World Peace.

The School of Professional and Continuing Education will be offering the course Buddhism: Diamond Sutra and World Peace, for free, on the worldwide online learning platform Coursera in 2018.

Designed for: all peace lovers, theists and atheists

For further information, please click here.

Coursera was founded in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng. It is a platform where anyone, anywhere can learn and earn credentials from the world’s top universities and education providers.