About the Course
This 5-module online course is a brief overview of the Buddhist-Based origins and foundations of Contemplative Creative Science (CCS). It is informed by traditional Indian and Tibetan Dharma, Dharma arts, and “Buddhist Modernism”. The first two modules are an overview of the origins and foundations of Buddhism and Dharma Arts in India, and its spread to Northern, and South East Asia. Then, we look briefly at the impact of colonization on traditional Buddhism and Buddhist modernism, and the integration of Contemplative Science and arts practices in North American culture and mental health. In the last module, the participants are invited to look at the theory, framework, methods and practices in CCS embodied mind training courses and programs. This course is mainly theoretical with some contemplative practices.
*It is a recommended introductory course to understand contemplative science and arts and how it has been assimilated and secularized into western culture, western psychology, and psychotherapy. And required to continue into CCS incoming training courses and programs.
Module 1 – The origins of Dharma and Buddhism emergence in India
Module 2 - Overview of Buddhist Spread to Northern & South-East Asia
Module 3 – Impacts of Colonization on Modern Buddhism
Module 4 - Buddhism Cross-Cultural Integration in North America
Module 5 - Foundations of Contemplative Creative Science
What you will learn
The origins and emergence of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha in India, and the spread of Buddhism in Northern and Southern Asia.
The origins and emergence of Buddhist arts in different Asian countries
The impact of colonialism on modern Buddhism and its spread in Europe and North America.
The integration of Buddhist-Based contemplative science, ideas, and methods in mental health and their adaptations to many spheres of life.
The foundations of the Contemplative Creative Science as a Buddhist-based secular approach to embodied mind training and compassion in action applications for self, others, and the planet.
This course is open to the public interested in learning about Buddhist traditions and Buddhist-based secular contemplative creative approaches and practices as an adjunct to their own meditation practice.
*No artistic or meditation experience is needed to attend this course.
**THIS COURSE IS NOT meant to be a history course on Buddhism, or the history of Buddhist art. This is not a substitute for professional training in Buddhist History, Buddhist Psychology and Buddhist Philosophy, Yoga and Ayurveda practices, or any mental health professions and creative art therapies.
The CCS introductory course will be offered periodically throughout the year.
If you are interested in the upcoming training, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$150 One-time Payment
This course only
5 Live Session
5 Video Modules
Course Reading List
Letter of Attendance