Welcome to Unit One, “Beginnings”, the introductory unit of the Distance Learning Programme in Buddhist Psychology and Zen Therapy.

Section One: Getting into Learning

Section Two: A Brief History of Buddhist Psychology

Section Three: Buddhism as Psychology

Finding Your Way Around

The three sections of Module One are stored in the Pages column on the right.
As you work through each section, you will be prompted to complete exercises.
Exercises and assignments are in the "Discussion Forum" below.

General Guidance

° Establish contact with the other students both on this site and by forming peer learning groups

° Read all parts of the course material. There are three parts in each unit.

° Take notes throughout

° Keep a learning journal, either in a notebook or on your computer

° Attend the tutor led on-line seminars (you will be sent join codes).


You have two months in which to complete this unit. However, you will get much more from the course if you read the material and do the assignments early as this facilitates discussion with other students and will enable you to make greater use of seminars with the tutors.

How to Start

° Prepare yoiurself with notebook and learning journal

° Go to Section One.

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