Buddhist Psychology (WBS 580)

January 8 – April 30, 2024

Registration Deadline: December 1st

100% Online | Synchronous | 3 credits/45 hours

2024 Course Information

January 8 - April 30, 2024

Mondays 4:30-7:30pm

Course Descriptions:
This course introduces students to the field of psychology and explores its relationship to Buddhism, with a special concentration on Won Buddhism. Students will explore Buddhism as a religion, philosophy and way of being in relation to psychological theory, practice, and research. Attention will also be given to the incongruences that exist between Buddhism and psychology and the potential challenges these incongruences present in relating the two. Students will consider the possibility that Won Buddhism presents towards the rediscovery and forwarding of a sacred science. Essential to the class will be an emphasis on mind study and practice.

To register, students must have completed a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.


Meet The Instructor

A woman sitting in a chair in front of a window.

Dr. Lennell R. Dade, PhD

PhD Social Psychology, Howard University
MA Won Buddhist Studies, Won Institute of Graduate Studies
MA Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
BS Psychology, Lincoln University

Lennell R. Dade is chair and professor in the Department of Psychology and Human Services at Lincoln University. She counts herself among the psychologists who are working to return the “psyche” to psychology. A great deal of her work has involved studying African philosophical and spiritual systems as the underpinnings to African/Black psychology. She began attending a Won Buddhist Temple in 2008 and completed the Masters of Won Buddhist Studies in August 2018. She has participated as a group leader and co-facilitator for several of the Won Buddhism Interaction Youngsan Stays in South Korea. Her current interests include exploring the relationship between the fields of Black psychology/philosophy and Won Buddhism.

Course Costs

$453/credit + $250 in fees Total cost: $1,609

Registration Deadline: December 1st

Register Now

  1. Fill out the fields below to create an account and begin your registration. Complete and submit the registration form that populates on the next page.
  2. Have official copies of your transcripts from your Bachelor’s degree sent to [email protected] or our mailing address. If you already sent in your transcripts to apply to an academic program, you do NOT need to resend them. Once the above items are received, you will be contacted by our Registrar’s Office when the spring term registration period begins, the week of November 6th. 

NOTE: Currently enrolled Won Institute students do NOT need to fill out the registration form. Please email [email protected] to register for the course.

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